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Extension Assistant

Apply now Department: 3670045020 Biological & Agricultural Engr
Job no: 502758
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Other
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Agriculture, Plant Science

General Description of Position:

The Extension Assistant is a full time position in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Major responsibilities include irrigation management and applied research programs for irrigated farms in Kansas.

As the Extension Assistant, you will provide on-site coordination with farmer cooperators, county extension agents and other water agency personnel for water technology demonstration farms. Similar projects include instrumentation installation, instrumentation maintenance, data collection and data analysis. You will also assist with coordination and preparation of field days and educational meetings materials. You will also provide support to the weather station network system.

Position Location:

SWREC in Garden City, KS

Department Website:


Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (preference: Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, Agricultural Technology (Systems) Management, Agronomy, Irrigation Science or other related field)
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience (irrigation systems management is preferred and years of experience could be considered as substitute for the degree)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with adult education writing
  • Working knowledge of basic computer skills in spreadsheets, word processing and graphics
  • Self-motivated
  • Adult education, writing, and leadership skills
  • A working knowledge of Kansas agricultural practices and water law

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information of 3 references

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:


Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$46,534 - $74,455 ($22.37-$35.80/hr)

Benefits Summary:

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off – vacation, sick and holidays. To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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