Extension Agent, Ag - Field Crops
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|Vacancy Type||NC Cooperative Extension|
|Is Internal Transfer Only||No|
|Job Type||Full-Time - Permanent|
|Time-Limited Appointment Length||No|
|If Yes, Appointment Length|
|Title||Extension Agent, Ag|
|Working Title||Extension Agent, Ag - Field Crops|
|Anticipated Hiring Range||Minimum Bachelor's $35,000; Minimum Master's $40,000; Minimum Doctorate $45,000 Commensurate with experience.|
|Work Schedule||8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekend work|
|Full Time Equivalent (FTE)||1.00|
|Department||117606 - South Central District - Cumbe|
|Department||NCCE - Cumberland County|
|Job City & State||Fayetteville, NC|
|Primary Function of Organizational Unit||
North Carolina Cooperative Extension gives our residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, Cooperative Extension field faculty deliver unbiased, research-based information to North Carolina citizens.
For more information on Cumberland County, you may visit www.co.cumberland.nc.us/
|Essential Job Duties||
The County Extension Agent is a member of the faculty of North Carolina State University. The County Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating that phase of county Extension programs within assigned areas of program responsibility.
This position provides leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of an effective educational program to meet the needs of the county population in the following areas of responsibility: row crops, pesticide education, Voluntary Agriculture District Program, and forestry. Programs are designed to enhance and showcase the profitability and economic viability of the agricultural economy of Cumberland County.
The person selected for this position will be responsible for educational programming and informational assistance related to all phases of pesticide education, forestry, and field crop production and management.
The agent will be responsible for providing leadership in planning, implementing, evaluating and marketing educational programs and activities with measurable impacts in the areas of pesticides, field crop production, and forestry production/management. Programs address current and future agricultural production and natural resource issues and challenges including alternative farm enterprises, business management, and water quality.
The candidate must be able to develop innovative strategies for presenting educational programs to farmers, youth and farm families, and related organizations and businesses.
One of the following educational requirements: – A Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in an agricultural or related field, – A Bachelor’s degree and the completion of at least one-half of coursework in a Master’s degree curriculum with a cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field, or – Completion of a Master’s degree with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field. Also required: a personal automobile; computer literacy; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs; willingness to work as a team member and support a total Extension program; and the ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities. Personal Attributes: Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the Extension Agent’s job requires that the individual possess habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, and a genuine appreciation for the worth of the individual. The employee must be adept in both oral and written communication. The Extension Agent is eligible to become a member of the non-tenure track/special faculty at North Carolina State University. The Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating that phase of Extension programs within assigned areas of program responsibility. The Extension Agent cooperates with colleagues in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and leaders in performing assigned responsibilities. The performance of assigned responsibilities is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
|Departmental Required Skills||
A Bachelor’s degree in an agricultural or related field
Some travel within the district and state is required.
|Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education||
A Bachelor’s degree in the area of agronomy or related area of science is preferred. Knowledge and experience in communications, presentation, public relations/marketing, leadership, time management, organization, technology, networking, and resource development is also preferred.
|Required License or Certification||
Valid driver’s license and reliable, personal transportation required and must be maintained. In order to operate a state vehicle, a valid driver’s license is required and must be maintained.
|Job Open Date||01/06/2017|
|Must Be Open Until
Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
|Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?||No|
|Proposed Hire Date|
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
How did you learn of this opportunity?
- NCSU Website
- NCSU Executive Search Services
- Other Online Job Board
- Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
- Job / Career Fair
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Professional Journal
- Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
- Professional Organization
- Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
- NCSU Employee Referral
- Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
(Open Ended Question)
All agent positions require a minimum education requirement of: A. A Bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or 3.0 in major field of study (based on a 4.0 scale); B. A Bachelor's degree and the completion of at least one-half of coursework in a Master's degree curriculum with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher; C. A completed Master's degree. Do you meet this minimum education requirement?
- Yes, I meet the requirement listed in section A above.
- Yes, I meet the requirement listed in section B above.
- Yes, I meet the requirement listed in section C above.
- No, however I am in my last semester of study.
- No, I do not meet this requirement.
Application Materials Required
- Cover Letter
- Contact Information for References
- Transcripts 1 (required of finalists)