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Education Support Specialist III  

(RESTRICTED POSITION)

The School of Agriculture/Cooperative Extension Department is seeking to employ an individual to conduct and support extension educational programs for youth and adults in aquaculture.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Plans, implements, and evaluates educational programs in Aquaculture. Develops and designs educational curricula on Aquaculture for youth. Collaborates with teachers, Extension 4-H Agents, government personnel, and volunteers to provide educational programs in Aquaculture including classroom instruction, displays, tours, and conferences. Designs, develops, and manages Aquaculture Demonstration Projects ensuring demonstration ponds are properly stocked, fed, and harvested. Provides support to Extension Aquaculture Programs for Adults by assisting with training of farmers, Extension Agents, Aquaculture Consultants, and other Aquaculture professionals. Markets and promotes Virginia States University’s Aquaculture Program, specifically the Aquaculture Youth Programs, by conducting outreach through creative and effective use of formal and informal presentations to individuals and groups, as well as, through mass media venues such as newspapers, radio, and television. Assist with meeting arrangements, display tours, and conferences for adults interested in Aquaculture production. Prepares and submits monthly and annual reports. Assist in the writing of grant request needed to support Extension projects.
 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Extensive knowledge of the biology of fish and other Aquaculture species. Considerable knowledge of Aquaculture species and production practices. Demonstrated ability managing water quality issues in small scale and commercial productions in Virginia. Demonstrated ability working with youth and adults. Demonstrated ability developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive educational programs targeted to youth, adults, and limited resource audiences. Demonstrated ability communicating effectively both orally and in writing. Bachelor’s degree in Aquaculture Science, Agriculture Science, Animal and Plant Science, Education or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. 
 

Preferred QUALIFICATIONS

Extensive knowledge of the biology of fish and other Aquaculture species. Considerable knowledge of Aquaculture species and production practices. Demonstrated ability managing water quality issues in small scale and commercial productions in Virginia. Demonstrated ability working with youth and adults. Demonstrated ability developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive educational programs targeted to youth, adults, and limited resource audiences. Demonstrated ability communicating effectively both orally and in writing. Bachelor’s degree in Aquaculture Science, Agriculture Science, Animal and Plant Science, Education or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. 

HOW TO APPLY

Virginia State University only accepts applications through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Resumes do not substitute for a completed online application. Faxed, e-mailed, or mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Visit https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov to complete an online application.
 
The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. Candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.
 
This is a restricted position due to its funding from non-continuous and non-recurring funding sources.
 

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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