Extension Program Assistant

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 080300 - FWRC-Wildlife,Fisheries&Aquaculture
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Minimum Salary:

8/Minimum:  $21,400

Department Profile:

This position will be housed in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University

Area of Specialization:

Agriculture Conservation and Water Quality

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Organize meetings for Extension education events and prepare outreach and Extension materials focused on coastal conservation and restoration. Collect field samples such as plants, animals, soils, water, etc., and prepare for laboratory analysis. Order and maintain supplies and materials. 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 or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

Extension, outreach, education, data management, and project management experience. Familiarity with environmental conservation and agricultural conservation.

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 by submitting an online application and resume.

Restricted Clause:

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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