Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Entomology
University or Organization :
University of Illinois
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Application Deadline :
Aug 01, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Entomology
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Location :
Area, Department or Unit :
Crop Sciences
Full/Part Time :
Full time
Salary :
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start Date:
Sep 01, 2017
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to prepare educational materials and conduct training clinics to support the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) for state licensing requirements. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct training clinics to support the pesticide safety education program for state licensing requirements for both private and commercial applicators. Provide leadership regarding identification and pest management of insect pests. Develop educational programs and materials focused on the integrated pest management of ornamental horticultural insects in formats including group-based live teaching, web-based individualized learning, as well as training manuals, workbooks, and news articles. Develop expertise in various areas of pesticide safety education. Develop educational programming in the area of insect pests and their management. Interact with state and federal regulatory personnel as needed. Opportunities to teach university courses and conduct applied research exist. Overnight travel is required during the PSEP training season.
Position Category:
Academic Professional
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Minimum education level :
Required: Bachelors degree in Entomology or related field.Preferred: Masters degree in Entomology or related field
Years of experience :
Required: One year of experience in public speaking, writing, and development of educational materials. Preferred: Experience with insect identification and pesticide application
Travel Requirements:
Overnight travel is required during the PSEP training season.
Other Requirements:
TRAINING/CERIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Pesticide Applicator License is desirable but not required. KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of plant pests and their control using pesticides, and a working knowledge of pesticides and their proper use. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the Universitys commitment to diversity, please visit


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Contact :
Linda Kemplin
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Application Instructions :
Please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter indicating your qualifications, resume and contact information for three references by August 1, 2017. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.