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Extension Educator 3 or 4

Company: Penn State University
Location: University Park
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Agricultural Sciences seeks an exceptional individual trained in Plant Science, Entomology, or Plant Pathology with commercial horticultural crop production experience to join our dynamic and successful Extension Horticulture Unit. The Extension Educator will provide leadership for planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs and serve as a technical resource for vegetable, small fruit, and tree fruit growers in production practices, nutrition and water management, and the identification and management of major pests and diseases.

Critical performance measures include developing strategic educational outreach for the growing Pennsylvania vegetable, tree fruit, and small fruit industry, building a diverse external funding portfolio including grants, contracts, cost recovery, and sponsorship, involvement with multi-state or national educational or applied research projects for the vegetable industry.

This job will be filled as a level 3, or 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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