Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Job Vacancy #15-19 Extension State Specialist, Agriculture Economist Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC)
University or Organization :
Colorado State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Mar 18, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Job Vacancy #15-19 Extension State Specialist, Agriculture Economist Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC) Lakewood, CO
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Location :
Lakewood, CO
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension Livestock Marketing Information Center
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Salary range is $56,000-100,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Start Date:
None Stated
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State Universitys Principles of Community ( that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.PURPOSE OF POSITION: The individual in this position is part of the LMIC staff, working under the supervision of the Center Director with program direction and guidance from the Executive Committee of the LMICs Technical Advisory Committee. The individual writes articles and works closely with a central office team to publish newsletters and special reports. The person in this position supports members by providing materials for use in educational programs and by making presentations as requested.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIESEconomic Analysis, Development, and Distribution: 65%Conducts market analysis including situation and outlook.Writes articles and works closely with central office staff and cooperators to publish newsletters and report (technical and popular press).Performs data evaluation and assists with database management.Assists specialists at partner institutions with data and research needs.Develops materials for and gives presentations and reports to a wide range of audiences (including producer, industry, Federal government, and academic). Oversees enhancement and management of Center database system.Supports multi-state and multi-institution outreach efforts and program development.Responding to information or assistance requests that are directed to the Center.Supporting members by providing materials for use in educational programs and by making presentations as requested.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.Data Entry and Management: 35%Assist in daily/weekly/monthly data collection and entryEvaluate data and assist with dataset updates/managementManage report calendar to insure timely data and information to LMIC members.Assist LMIC members with questions regarding data sources and collection information.Respond to special project requests as directed by LMIC Director or Executive Committee.Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.The Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC) began in 1955. It is a North American cooperative effort involving 28 U.S. Land-Grant University Extension programs, six USDA agencies, and associate industry and educational organizations. Associate members include both U.S. and Canadian institutions. Our mission statement is provide timely and comprehensive livestock marketing resources through cooperation. The LMIC is a non-advocacy virtual center of excellence. Commodities/sectors focused on are cattle/beef; hogs/pork; sheep/lamb; dairy; poultry; and feedstuffs.Staff continuously produces unbiased and science-based materials to strengthen and supplement education and research activities of cooperating institutions. In particular, specialists at the Center conduct applied market analysis and staff maintain a comprehensive database. The LMIC maintains a website ( and uses other forms of electronic distribution.This position is supported by a combination of funds from the participating cooperating institutions and is administered by Colorado State University Extension. The position is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb west of Denver and located on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. Several Federal and state government agencies are located in the area. Key agricultural organizations and industries are located in Denver. The metropolitan area is an important regional center for transportation and recreation as well as cultural activities.
Position Category:
Administrative Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located at 101 Student Services. The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
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Minimum education level :
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Completed masters degree in the area of agricultural economics or other relevant discipline. Formal training must include agricultural commodity marketing and price analysis.Ability to analyze and integrate data and information from diverse sources.Experience or strong interest in U.S. agriculture and food systems.Demonstrated experience in working with individuals, groups, and staff (teamwork) to accomplish individual and/or group goals as indicated by experience and references.Evidence of drive and initiative as demonstrated by personal experiences and employment (must be a self-starter).Demonstrated ability to communicate (written, verbal, and listening skills) with both technical and non-technical audiences as shown by formal training, publications, experience, and application materials.Strong skills with computer applications (spreadsheet, database, word processing, website tools).Must have a valid drivers license or the ability to obtain a drivers license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
Years of experience :
PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Completed Ph.D. in the area of agricultural economics or other relevant discipline.Academic training and experience in analytical forecasting techniques (e.g. econometric analysis). Understanding of commodity market risk management tools.Experience with USDA data/information sources.Broad knowledge of management and policy issues in food and agriculture system.Experience or interest regarding key countries that import and export meat and livestock to the U.S.Experience with websites for delivery of information and data.Understanding of statistical analysis software. A commitment to diversity, including familiarity with different socioeconomic and ethnic groups, an interest in working with people and clientele groups from diverse backgrounds.Knowledge and familiarity with Extension and the Land Grant University system. Ability to speak Spanish (priority language as designated by Colorado State University); also indicate other language skills besides English.
Travel Requirements:
Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided.
Other Requirements:
BACKGROUND CHECK: Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history. Specific to the LMIC given its working relationships with USDA, the successful candidate will be required to undergo and pass a full Federal security clearance.


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Contact :
Jan Carroll
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Application Instructions :
For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Monday, March 18, 2019. Please submit the following to to apply:ResumeCover letterTranscripts of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number prior to submission. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert all transcript pages into one PDF File to upload.Please note, contact information for 4 professional references will be requested of applicants should you move forward in the interview process.Special Required Documentation:oStatement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all the Required and Preferred criteria listed in the Vacancy Announcement. Please respond to each bullet point separately. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert your Statement pages into one PDF file.For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Jan Carroll at (970) 491-6102 or by email at moving forward in the process should be contacted within 15 working days after the deadline. Next steps and interview dates will be shared at that time.