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Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Area Agriculture Economist

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

OSU Campus:

Cooperative Extension



Location Address:

1313 W. Ash
Duncan, Oklahoma, 73533
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

 Robert Levalley

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

0.00 - 0.00, Commensurate

Work Schedule:

Work schedule to be determined by supervisor.

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

* This position is located in Stephens County, Duncan, Oklahoma and serves the SW Extension District. Provides educational leadership to county, district, and statewide OCES programs in the area of agricultural economics. 
* The area specialist plays a critical role in interdisciplinary teams to develop the objective and comprehensive information needed by agricultural producers, natural resource owners, and agribusiness owners to make decisions to help improve agricultural income, sustainability, and the rural economy. 
* This position participates as a cohesive team member with other area specialists, state specialists, county educators, and district staff.
* Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, etc., related to equal opportunity, civil rights, and affirmative action. 
* Continuation of employment is based upon need, performance and funding.  * This is an exempt position (which indicates that the position is exempt from overtime pay/comp or personal time accrual). Regular office hours are 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 p.m. According to OSU policy, a 40-hour workweek is considered minimal for exempt staff and you are expected to work hours in excess of 40 hours per week when the work load requires additional hours (to include some early mornings, evenings and/or weekends). 
* Requires travel within assigned district. Occasional overnight travel is required. Travel budget provided. 
* Must establish and maintain a domicile in the assigned Extension district.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a letter of application indicating interests and background along with a complete resume, official transcripts and indicate year terminal degree granted, as well as names, addresses, and e-mail addresses for three references. Transcripts can be attached or mailed to: 235 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, Attn: Amy Phipps

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:


Master's Degree in Agricultural Economics or closely related.  

Starting salary is based upon education and prior relevant work experience.

Must have a valid driver's license.  

* Demonstrated ability to listen and communicate effectively, and to foster a professional image of OCES by displaying a positive view of the organization both internally and externally. 
* Demonstrated ability to adapt well to changing priorities, situations, and day-to-day demands. 
* Demonstrated ability and willingness to effectively manage time and resources. 
* Organizational skills including written, oral, and electronic are necessary. 
* A commitment to the continuation of personal professional development. 
* Evidence of ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with clientele, advisory groups, volunteer leaders, and other professionals. 
* Demonstrated competency and effective use of computing and computer-based communications technology. 
* Demonstrated leadership ability in designing, promoting, presenting, and evaluating educational programs and the desire to program to reach diverse audiences.  

Previous experience in Cooperative Extension or closely related work is preferred.


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.