Assistant in Extension, Pesticide Safety Education

The Assistant in Extension for Pesticide Safety Education will develop and deliver an outstanding and comprehensive statewide program in pesticide safety education (PSE) for the state of Arizona. successful candidate will work collaboratively with subject matter experts to develop informational materials, training manuals, training events and program assessment tools that support the training and certification requirements for PSE in Arizona. This position will work closely with the Arizona Department of Agriculture to develop a Stakeholder Advisory Committee to guide the development of PSE materials and programs. Target clientele for PSE programs include private and commercial agricultural applicators, agricultural pest control advisors, rangeland weed managers, tribal members, licensed pest management professionals for structural pest control, turf and landscape managers, vector management teams, housing management, school personnel and others.

Minimum qualifications include a B.S. degree in agricultural science, agronomy, entomology, horticulture or occupational health and safety with a minimum of two years of experience working in PSE and excellent oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience writing and securing outside grants and contracts and competency in reading, writing, speaking and translating between English and Spanish.

This full-time (12-month, 100% Extension) position is a year-to-year academic professional appointment in Cooperative Extension and will be placed in the Department of Entomology. The specific duty station may be in Maricopa, Pinal or Pima Counties. The University of Arizona offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, tuition reduction program and state retirement plan.

For more details see Posting Number A23106 on the University of Arizona Human Resources website ( or contact Dr. Paul Brown at Review of materials will begin 11/26/2018 and will continue until position is filled.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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60 Days
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University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
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Paul Brown
United States of America
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