OSU Extension Educator

Updated: about 1 year ago
Location: Columbus, OHIO
Job Type: FullTime

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Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
Message to Applicants
Number of Positions Available 3
University Title OSU Extension Educator
Working Title Ext Educ, Water Quality
Department Wood County
Department Location
Requisition Number 452245
Summary of Duties

Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) seeks three Educators to work collaboratively with county, area, and state teams of OSUE professionals and with local agency leaders and volunteers producers. The Extension Educator for water quality will work across the counties in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) and will be responsible for a broad range of basic to complex duties that could include but are not limited to: providing guidance and/or leadership to developing and conducting a proactive applied research and education program in nutrient management, best management practices, precision agriculture, cover crops, and water quality. Plan, teach, deliver, disseminate, and evaluate educational programs and applied research on nutrient management, water quality, and precision agriculture issues. Give leadership to the development of pro-active educational programs using innovative educational methods. Maintain a high level of visibility and facilitate communications with a wide range of clientele to promote the understanding of agriculture and natural resource issues. Maintain a program of individual professional improvement in selected subject areas. Ensure diversity among potential clientele and learners, and equal access to programs and facilities. Serve as an educational advisor and liaison for OSU Extension and the University to appropriate public issue and program-related organizations. Represent OSU Extension and the University with federal, state, and local agencies and educational institutions at the local community level. Responsible for a particular geographic group of counties with an expectation of working outside of that area on topics germane to a professional specialty.

This is a three-year TERM position located in Bowling Green, Ohio and is dependent upon funding availability.

Additional Information for Applicants:

Screening interviews for selected candidates will be held the week of September 23, 2019 in Columbus, OH.

PLEASE NOTE: If you will receive your UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE (if applicable) degree at the end of the present quarter or semester, we may consider you for this position. Please have your major advisor email bahnsen.9@osu.edu stating that all degree requirements have been met and your expected graduation date.


1. Cover letter
2. Resume/Vita
3. A list of at least five (5) professional references that include names and email addresses (please attach as “other”).
4. Official graduate (if applicable) and undergraduate transcripts showing the dates conferred. Copies are acceptable. Attach to application or email as pdf to bahnsen.9@osu.edu. If transcripts must be ordered, have them sent to: Ohio State University Extension, Human Resources, Attention: Toni M. Bahnsen, 2120 Fyffe Road, Room 10, Columbus, Ohio, 43210; electronic copies may be sent to bahnsen.9@osu.edu. Please email bahnsen.9@osu.edu to notify that transcripts have been ordered.

If you should have any difficulty completing and submitting your OSU online application, please call HR customer service at (614) 292-1050 or email hr-EmploymentServices@osu.edu.

This posting is for an Extension Educator (1, 2, or 3); salary and Educator level for final candidate will be determined by years of experience and education level:

Extension Educator 1
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree
Salary Range: $38,004-$48,000

Extension Educator 2
Requires a Master’s Degree
Salary Range: $43,504-$53,508

Extension Educator 3
Requires a Master’s Degree and 11+ years of direct or related work experience
Salary Range: $51,000-$63,036

This position is located in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

An earned bachelor’s or master’s degree at the time of hire is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in agricultural engineering, agricultural engineering technology, agronomy, soil science, environmental science, hydrology, other related area, or other educationally related area. Strong written/oral communication skills and experience working with diverse clientele and organizations is required. Demonstrated success in working as part of a team and initiating collaborative partnerships is sought. Leadership ability and strong teaching and subject matter expertise in at least one area of agriculture is necessary with the ability to establish or support agribusiness opportunities. Must be willing to work flexible hours with minimal supervision.

Desired Qualifications
Target Salary $38,004.00 - $63,036.00 Annually
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Term
Posting Start Date 08/03/2019
Posting End Date 08/18/2019
Dept Contact Name Londo,Andrew J
Dept Contact Phone 614/292-4077
Quick Link http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/97065

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