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Extension Agent - FCS

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

If invited to interview you must bring the official transcripts for all degrees received. 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

The position will be located in Taylorsville, NC in Alexander County.
The Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science (FCS) in Alexander County is responsible for planning, executing and evaluating effective and comprehensive family and consumer sciences programs that meet the needs of the county’s limited resource population and align with the mission and vision of the Cooperative Extension Program at NC A&T Programs include non-formal education and training in human development, resource management, and supplemental nutrition assistance with targeted audiences. The extension agent collaborates with county and community based organizations to deliver programs and recruit program participants; determines program needs and priorities by conducting needs assessments; and evaluates data collected from multiple sources including advisory committee members, county residents and program participants.

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 Indians.

Minimum Requirements

- Master’s degree from an accredited university in family and consumer sciences, child or human development, nutrition, or a related field of study; or a bachelor’s degree in these or related fields in addition to work experience in Extension or working/teaching in diverse communities, with an understanding that a Master’s degree will be pursued.
- Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
- Ability to work and interact with diverse populations.
- Skills in leadership, communication, networking, budgeting and public relations.
- Computer literacy (proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Office)
- Strong oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to network with community partners and agencies and maintain the working relationships.
- 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 and carry training supplies, publications and equipment needed for training programs.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

- Experience planning programs and working in diverse communities.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work.

Required License or Certification

Position Information

Working Title Extension Agent - FCS
Position Number 008075
Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Cooperative Extension
Appointment Type Time Limited - Full-time
Tenure Track No
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If Time Limited, Appointment Length

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number EPA0391
Open Date 11/01/2016
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
12/01/2016
Date Position Available December 2016
Special Instructions to Applicant

If invited to interview you must bring the official transcripts for all degrees received. 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
Optional Documents
  1. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
  2. Master's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  3. Other Degree - Copy of transcripts