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Extension Climate Field Specialist, South Dakota State University Extension


South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension is searching for an Extension Climate Field Specialist I. This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position available in one of our regional extension centers located in  Watertown, Mitchell, or Pierre, SD. This position is supervised by the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader and is affiliated with the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. The successful candidate will specifically address climate resiliency issues agricultural producers face in the northern Great Plains. The Extension Field Specialist supports the SDSU Extension mission, strategic vision, and planning assumptions, complies with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, and all University policies, including Affirmative Action, and commits to the inclusion of a variety of audiences.

For a complete listing of the minimum and preferred qualifications and to apply, visit and follow the electronic application process.  For questions on the electronic employment process, contact Human Resources at 605-688-4128.  The department actively provides access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission.  South Dakota State University is an AA/EO employer – vets, disability.

First consideration will be given to applications received by March 31, 2023. Please contact me if you have questions on this position:

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