OPS Economic Analyst

University Of Florida Gainesville , FL 32601

Posted 2 weeks ago

Classification Title:

OPS-Hourly Worker

Job Description:

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

Advertised Salary:

$10.50 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

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