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Extension Agent - ANR

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

If invited to interview you must bring the official transcripts of all degrees obtained. 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 Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) in Warren and Franklin Counties is responsible for planning, executing and evaluating effective and comprehensive educational programs and training designed to solve social, economic, and environmental problems in agriculture and natural resources confronting small-scale, limited-resource and socially-disadvantaged farmers. Programs address high priority needs and issues for these farming populations that align with the mission and vision of the Cooperative Extension Program at NC A&T. The Extension Agent is responsible for non-formal education and farm demonstrations in appropriate technology, alternative enterprises, farm planning and management, marketing, farm sustainability, and leveraging community collaboration. The Extension Agent organizes, communicates, and delivers course materials in formal and informal instructional settings; 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 all 100 counties in North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Warren and Franklin Counties have over 100 active small and medium sized farms. The farming profile is transitioning from a century long history of tobacco production. This fundamental change increases the need for education on marketing, distribution, packing and food safety as well as a campaign to educate the local consumer. The Warren and Franklin County Extension Centers focus on the following agricultural objectives – profitable and sustainable agriculture systems, local food systems, and safety and security of food and farm systems.

Minimum Requirements

- Master’s degree from an accredited university in agricultural education, extension education, agricultural science, horticulture, or a related field.
- For candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or comparable background in independent academic or instructional activities, an undergraduate degree in one of the above disciplines and 3 or more years of relevant experience in Extension or working/teaching in diverse communities may be accepted in substitution.
- Understanding that a Master’s degree will be pursued if not obtained.
- 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 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 and equipment needed for farm demonstrations and workshops.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

- Master’s degree in agricultural education, extension education, plant and soil science, horticulture, or a related field and two or more years of experience with horticulture crop production or plant production systems (including, but not limited to, soil, water, crop and pest management).
- Experience related to the direction/oversight of programs that focus the academic and research resources of a higher education institution towards community or regional issues.
- Experience planning programs and working in diverse communities.
- Experience working effectively as a team member.
- Ability to manage time and resources.
- Experience and knowledge in mass media, marketing and presentations.
- Skills in leadership, budgeting and public relations.

Required License or Certification

Position Information

Working Title Extension Agent - ANR
Position Number 009586
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 09/30/2017

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number EPA0432
Open Date 01/24/2017
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
02/22/2017
Date Position Available March 2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

If invited to interview you must bring the official transcripts of all degrees obtained. 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