Extension Program Associate

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 015900 - Coastal Research & Extension Center
Location: Biloxi, MS
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:
9/Minimum: 22,900

Area of Specialization:

Marine Fisheries and Fisheries-Independent Monitoring

Departmental Profile:

This position will be housed in the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Organize meetings for coastal end-users and prepare outreach and extension materials focused on marine fisheries. Collect field samples such as plants, animals, soils, water, etc., and prepare for laboratory analysis. Order and maintain supplies and materials. Solicit bids from contractors. Gather, compile, and summarize data. Set up tables and graphs and assist in statistical analysis. Write Extension and journal publications. Manage project budgets. May perform literature searches. Search and apply for external grants. May use computer to maintain data and prepare reports. Assist in preparing materials for teaching purposes. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma and two years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Two years of formal training beyond high school or experience with offshore shark and ray sampling techniques in the northern Gulf of Mexico.Extension, outreach, education, and project management experience. Familiarity with Gulf of Mexico marine fisheries and fisheries-independent monitoring techniques. Bachelor degree with major course work in a curriculum appropriate for the field of assignment and two years of post-secondary training in a curriculum appropriate for the field of assignment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Office Suites especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
1. Ability to work in extreme weather conditions.
2. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.

Instructions for Applying:
All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Departmental Contact: Marcus Drymon
Phone: 228-546-1028

Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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