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Extension Associate - Horticulture Production

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

Posting Details

Classification Information

Classification Type EHRA

Position Overview

Primary Purpose of Position

This position will be located on the North Carolina A&T State University campus.
In collaboration with the Horticulture Extension Specialist, assists in the development, management, and implementation of research based educational programs that meet the needs of limited-resource and socially-disadvantaged audiences, and aligns with the philosophy, policy and overall mission, goals and educational objectives of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program. Assists with on-going program evaluation and recommends program revisions based on data and evolving needs of the audience served. Independently designs and implements programs as assigned. Specifically, this position organizes, plans, implements, and evaluates educational programs related to plant production systems, and provides training and technical assistance to county-based staff and stakeholders related to high tunnel production, community gardening, other plant production systems, and marketing.

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 horticulture, plant science, or related fields.
- One or more years of experience with horticulture crop production or organic production systems.
- Computer literacy (proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Office)
- Strong oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills.
- 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

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

- In addition to Master’s degree, more than one year of experience in plant production systems (including, but not limited to, soil, water, crop and pest management).
- Experience with extension or program/project management
- Experience working effectively as a team member.
- Ability to manage time and resources.

Required License or Certification

Position Information

Working Title Extension Associate - Horticulture Production
Position Number 008861
Salary Range commensurate with education and experience
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Cooperative Extension
Appointment Type Permanent - Full-time
Tenure Track No
FTE 40 hours/week, 12 months
If Time Limited, Appointment Length

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number EPA0413
Open Date 11/23/2016
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 12/23/2016
Date Position Available February 2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

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

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
Optional Documents
  1. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
  2. Terminal Degree - Copy of transcripts