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Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Extension Assistant

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

OSU Campus:




Location Address:

Stillwater, Oklahoma
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

 Justin Moss

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

15.69 - 24.79, Hourly

Work Schedule:

Work schedule to be determined by supervisor.

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

This position will: Assist with preparation, planting, maintenance, treatments, data collection, and data analysis for field based and controlled environment turfgrass research and assist with dissemination of outdoor water conservation extension information to Oklahoma citizens. Assist with implementation and dissemination of turfgrass extension programming to the professional fine turf industry. Assist with conducting workshops, half-day seminars, assist with participation in turfgrass, irrigation, and landscape industry affiliated trade shows and conferences, video conferencing, and assist with providing information for Extension publications including guides, fact sheets, bulletins, current reports, brochures, and assist with providing information for turfgrass and urban landscape water conservation websites, and social media outlets. This position may require frequent trips from Stillwater, OK to Bixby, OK to establish, maintain, and collect data from field research and extension plots and from Stillwater, OK to Oklahoma City, OK to establish, maintain, demonstration plots, and to assist with professional turfgrass and water conservation extension programming. This position is grant funded and continuation of the position is subject to availability of funding, need for the position, and performanc

Special Instructions to Applicants

A resume, cover letter and three references are required for application. Additionally, a copy of your official transcript is required. Transcripts can be scanned and attached or mailed, Attn: Amy Phipps, 235 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:


Bachelor's in Horticulture, Plant & Soil Sciences, Ag Ed, Ag Comm, or closely related field  

Two to four years of prior working experience in turfgrass culture and management, landscape management, soil management, and/or pesticide application and safety is necessary.  

Valid driver's license. Oklahoma pesticide applicator certification in Core and categories 3a (Turf and Ornamental) and 10 (Demonstration and Research) or ability to obtain these certifications within 45 days of hire.  

Excellent organizational skills; knowledge of or the ability to learn MS Office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; ability to learn the use of digital cameras and digital scanners; ability to operate turfgrass equipment and machinery such as mowers, fertilizer spreaders, pesticide sprayers, tractors, skid-steers; written communication and public speaking skills to extend turfgrass management and science and water conservation information to the public; ability to work as a team and to manage multiple tasks with and without direct supervision; excellent interpersonal skills.  

Ability to lift 50 pounds. 


Master's in Horticulture, Plant & Soil Science, Ag Ed, Ag Comm, or closely related field  

Three or more years experience in at least one of the following areas: turfgrass management, horticulture, plant & soil sciences, agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, natural resources, cooperative extension, education, teaching and/or communication.  


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.