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Technical Assistance Coordinator - Southwest Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center

Hiring Department

Southwest Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center (SW-REEC)

Job Description

As part of a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) grant, this position produces, coordinates and implements various departmental training curriculum and may oversee specific departmental education programs within the Agricultural Experiment Station and specific to the Southwest Missouri Research, Extension, and Education Center (SW-REEC). This would include but is not limited to, planning and assessing educational needs as well as evaluating and updating program materials and manuals on an ongoing basis.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Gathers preliminary resource inventory data and information on the physical features or agricultural and other natural resource sites Under the guidance or a supervisor or Research Scientist, the coordinator recommends to rand users a range of solutions or alternatives to develop conservation solutions. Incumbent assists University and NRCS staff with data collection as requested.
  • The coordinator provides technical support to the conservation planners in resource planning by utilizing applicable NRCS survey tools and planning software, and assists NRCS Staff with data collection as requested through the Field Office. This may involve travel to various research site locations, work in outdoor conditions, and use of various farm or research equipment.
  • Computes and plots engineering notes, prepares field sketches and drawings, and selects standard designs, modifying or adjusting them to site conditions within the limits of the incumbent's engineering practice review and approval limits.
  • Provides assistance with the implementation, checkout and certification of conservation practices, and assists in planning, designing, and layout. This may involve travel to various research site locations, work in outdoor conditions, and use of various farm or research equipment.
  • The Technical Assistance Coordinator schedules follow up with landowners/operators to check the progress of conservation practices under construction. Reviews and makes simple adjustments when necessary to practices according to research and/or NRSC Practice Standards and specifications.
  • The Technical Assistance Coordinator works closely with the Other Research Extension and Education Center (REEC) Coordinators and Outreach personnel to communicate implementation of practices and ensure training for internal and external stakeholders of the University and NRCS.
  • Assists the field office supervisor and the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts with local, state and national conservation program delivery and objectives as requested. Assists other stakeholders with completed practices to determine if specifications meet final certification.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Some evenings and weekends as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Background in Agriculture is preferred. Experience with NRCS conservation practices desired but not required.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $17.96-$25.57

University Title: Educational Program Coordinator II
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Application Materials

MU Application, Cover Letter, CV/Resume, and contact information for references will be required for hire.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

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