Extension Associate - East Baton Rouge Parish - R00064986

WORK LOCATION: Julian C. Miller Hall and Burden Center, School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA

Position Description: The incumbent will report to the extension vegetable specialist. This position will assist with vegetable garden programs including field trial implementation, co-hosting vegetable workshops, field days and trainings. The incumbent will help develop videos and written publications related to vegetable production. The successful candidate will be asked to provide lectures for various garden groups throughout the state. Some night, weekend duties, and in-state travel will be required. Routine duties will include outdoor field work, data collection, assistance with workshops and garden lectures, newsletter coordination, and data analysis. In addition, the incumbent will have the responsibility of assisting student workers and graduate students with special projects to accomplish the duties outlined above.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A B.S. or M.S. degree in Plant Science, Horticulture, General Agriculture, or Agriculture Economics. Farming and or research experience is highly desirable.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Current benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2022

Date Available: Upon completion of selection process

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All position applications must be submitted electronically to the LSU system HR website https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU. Required attachments include a letter of interest, transcripts, a detailed CV, and two letters of reference. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to Dr. Kathryn Fontenot at the address below. A copy of transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre‐employment background check. Questions about the position and search process may be directed to Dr. Fontenot.( kkfontenot@agcenter.lsu.edu )

Dr. Kathryn Fontenot Vegetable Extension Specialist

School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences

163 JC Miller Hall – LSU Campus

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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