The Extension Field Specialist I - Range will be responsible for development and
dissemination of research-based programming and resources in support of multi-species
range, grassland management, and woody encroachment control, including but not
limited to grazing systems, soil health, ecology, and other related topics across South
Dakota. They will travel extensively to build strong relationships with producer groups,
agribusinesses, and governmental agencies to identify ongoing and emerging needs
regarding range and grassland management.
§ Master’s degree from an accredited university or college; academic preparation
and demonstrated scholarly mastery in a discipline relevant to range science,
biological science, agricultural science, natural resource management or other
related disciplines completed by the first day of employment.
§ Demonstrated experience in application of rangeland management principles.
§ Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and evaluate educational materials and
deliver effective programs.
§ Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational
§ Demonstrated ability to work as a team member.
§ Demonstrated effectiveness in oral and written communications.
§ Valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire, and
willingness to travel.
§ Previous Extension experience.
§ Demonstrated leadership in developing or leading learning communities.
§ Demonstrated leadership and teamwork with stakeholders.
§ Demonstrated collaboration in developing funding proposals to support new
and/or enhanced programming.
§ Experience in publishing extension materials and/or peer reviewed journals.