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Field Specialist in Livestock – St. Francois County, MO
LOCATION: Farmington, Missouri, and primarily serves St. Francois County and Franklin, Ste. Genevieve and Washington Counties in the East Central Region, Iron and Madison counties in the Southeast Region and Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis Counties and the City of St. Louis in the Urban East region with additional service across the state as needed.
This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs in Livestock Production, including management, nutrition, reproduction, animal health, and marketing. Specialists will support the livestock industry in and around St. Francois County, Missouri. This will include work supporting State Specialists and collaboration with other Field Specialists.
This part of Missouri is recognized for a vibrant beef cattle industry, including cow-calf and stockers. It is expected that most effort will be spent supporting the beef industry. This would include the Show-Me-Select heifer program, grazing schools, etc. Meaningful work will also be expected to support other livestock, including small ruminants, poultry, etc. There is a rich history of Extension leadership in this region and established programs the specialist could take over.
This position is a 12-month, ranked, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full Extension Professional. Rank will be determined at the time of the appointment based on qualifications and experience in accordance with the MU Extension faculty standards. This position will hold the working title of Field Specialist In Livestock.
As a Field Specialist, your workload distribution at appointment will be 90% Extension Teaching and 10% Traditional Service.
This appointment is renewable annually at the discretion of the University and workload distribution may change at the discretion of Extension leadership. Circumstances affecting continued employment include, but are not limited to, work performance, fund availability, and educational priorities.
CORE DUTIES OF MU EXTENSION SPECIALISTS
MU Extension Specialists deliver the University of Missouri to all Missourians. They serve all Missourians by bringing research-based solutions to work on local problems. MU Extension Specialists teach new and foundational concepts, link people to resources, support partner organizations, participate in research, train volunteers, evaluate programs, foster innovation, and serve communities. MU Extension Specialists work as a team to expand educational attainment, foster economic development, and improve health outcomes. These core duties fall into three major areas:
Educate, Create, and Connect.
MU EXTENSION LEADERSHIP RECEIVED
The Senior Program Director for Agriculture & Environment provides overall programmatic leadership. Programmatic supervision comes from the Education Directors for the Animal Health & Production program area and administrative oversight from the Regional Director for the East Central region.
MU EXTENSION INFORMATION
The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities, and economies by producing relevant, reliable, and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable specialists and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address the needs of Missourians, including educational attainment, economic development, and healthy people. For more information about MU Extension and Engagement, please visit https://extension.missouri.edu/.
The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of the state’s land-grant universities. MU’s comprehensive undergraduate programs and its graduate, professional, and research programs attract an annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU Extension and Engagement programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city.
An earned Master’s, Ph.D., or DVM degree in animal science or closely related field with appropriate coursework demonstrating knowledge of livestock production and management at the time of appointment. Related areas could include would include forage management, farm management, etc.
Candidates must demonstrate they are authorized to work in the United States at time of hire. Sponsorship of U.S. temporary employment visas will not be offered for this position.
Complete the brief online application and be prepared to upload:
• Cover Letter
• Copies of all academic transcripts, and
• a list of 3-5 references
For questions regarding the online application process contact MUHR@missouri.edu or call 573.882.7976. For technical problems with the online application process contact Helpdesk@missouri.edu or call 573.882.5000.
Minimum starting salary of $55,000.00, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the applicant.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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Field Specialist in Livestock – St. Francois County, MO