Research Specialist II for Livestock Guardian Dog project – Texas

Agency
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Research
Location
San Angelo, Texas
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$44,912 yearly
Last Date to Apply
11/03/2017
Website
http://www.sanangelo.tamu.edu
Description
Assist sheep and goat producers that have never used livestock guardian dogs (LGD) or have tried in the past and for various reason no longer use LGD to develop a successful LGD program for their operation. This person will conduct education programs on LGD and work with individual ranchers to develop a successful LGD program. They will assist in research to provide more definitive answers to questions on the how to effectively use LGD. This research will include working on AgriLife locations and with cooperators. To accomplish these goals the person in this position is expected to interact with successful users of LGD to learn from their experience as well as to search the internationally available literature on LGD to develop a strong research and experienced based knowledge to draw on to assist both new and experienced user of LGD to be successful. The successful applicant is expected develop web and print educational materials as well as a social media presence.
Qualifications
A B.S. degree and 6 years of relevant experience is required and a M.S. degree is preferred. Preferred skills include experience working with LGDs, and a working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Some overnight travel will be required for this position. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY Please apply online at http://greatjobs.tamu.edu or call 325.657.7333
Contact Person
Phyllis Benge
Contact Phone
325.657.7333
Contact eMail
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