The primary role in this position will be to support economic extension activities related to citrus and other specialty crops relevant to the state of Florida. Regarding citrus in particular, the candidate will be involved in projects that will examine the economic feasibility and risks associated with the adoption of different technologies intended to mitigate the effects of citrus greening in Florida.
Apply economic analysis under supervision
Prepare written reports summarizing findings
Compile data from a wide range of industry, governmental, and academic sources
Collect data from citrus growers and other industry stakeholders by mail or by phone
Address inquiries by generating relevant materials on an as needed basis
Any other tasks assigned by supervisor
$10.50 per hour
A bachelor's degree in agricultural/applied economics or another relevant area of specialization and one year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
A master's degree in agricultural/applied economics or another relevant area of specialization is preferred.
Experience creating extension education materials
Experience designing and/or conducting surveys is a plus
Experience working with specialty crops
Excellent written communication skills
Ability to prioritize and manage several projects simultaneously
High degree of self-motivation. Ability to think and work independently
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.
Health Assessment Required: No
University Of Florida