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Extension Specialist - Animal Science

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

If invited to interview you must bring the official transcripts for all degrees. Copies will not be accepted. You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.

Posting Details

Classification Information

Classification Type EHRA

Position Overview

Primary Purpose of Position

Provides educational leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of research based, integrative statewide Extension programs that meet the needs of limited-resource and socially-disadvantaged audiences. Delivers training and educational support materials for field staff and their clientele/customers in animal science, consistent with the philosophy, policy and overall mission, goals and educational objectives of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program. Specifically, the Extension Specialist in Animal Science leads a collaborative team of researchers, Extension associates, Extension agents, technicians, and key stakeholders to determine the educational needs of small, part-time, and limited resource livestock producers and develop curricula in response to those needs.

This position 1) provides innovative leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating statewide educational programs that address needs of small, part-time, and limited resource farm audience related to pasture swine and/or small ruminant production; 2) provides leadership in identifying and conducting staff development opportunities, training and technical assistance (for Extension professionals, paraprofessionals and non-extension persons) in pasture swine and/or small ruminant production and related areas; 3) serves as the coordinator for the Swine Unit at the Center for Environmental Farming System (CEFS) at Cherry Farm in Goldsboro; 4) prepares program accomplishment reports to share with internal and external audiences and assist with marketing the organization and its impacts; 5) collaborates with Animal Science faculty, other Extension specialists and research scientists to develop relevant research-based animal science program initiatives; and 6) actively promotes diversity within extension programs and audience. The Animal Science Specialist reports to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader of the Cooperative Extension Program.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an educational outreach organization within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Cooperative Extension at A&T provides researched-based educational information, programming and technical assistance to limited-resource audiences that address a diverse range of issues in four programmatic areas – Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community and Rural Development, and 4-H Youth Development. Together with its partners – North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, state and county governments, a dynamic and resourceful system is formed. In addition to campus operations, The Cooperative Extension Program has professionally staffed offices in almost half of the 100 counties in North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Nation. For additional information, please visit (http://www.ncat.edu).

Minimum Requirements

• Requires earned doctorate in Animal Science or a closely related field
• Broad knowledge of animal agriculture, including swine and/or small ruminant animal production.
• Computer literacy (proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Office)
• Strong oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, ability to assist with
• Ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities.
• Valid Driver’s license and personal transportation.
• Ability to travel and work after hours/weekends as needed.
• Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds safely to conduct livestock demonstrations and training.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

• In addition to Ph.D., three or more years of professional experience in Cooperative Extension, animal science research, academia or the private sector.
• Knowledge gained through one or more years of experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
• Experience with statistical analysis software.
• Experience planning, implementing, marketing and evaluating educational programs.
• Ability to interact and gain support from constituencies outside the university such as business and industry, state and federal agencies and non-profit and private foundations.

Required License or Certification

Position Information

Working Title Extension Specialist - Animal Science
Position Number 008590
Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Cooperative Extension
Appointment Type Time Limited - Full-time
Tenure Track No
FTE
If Time Limited, Appointment Length

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number EPA0377
Open Date 07/28/2016
Close Date - for postings that do not use Open Until Filled
Open Until Filled Yes
Open Until Filled Minimum Application Period Postings:
Positions remaining posted after this date are continuing to accept applications, but may close at any time. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration, applications received after this date may receive consideration depending upon the status of the search
08/26/2016
Date Position Available November 2016
Special Instructions to Applicant

If invited to interview you must bring the official transcripts for all degrees. Copies will not be accepted.

You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application.
Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting.

Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks.
North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Bachelor's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  7. Master's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  8. Ph.D. - Copy of transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)