Extension Agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources

University of Tennessee Extension Published: March 14, 2019
Location
Jonesborough, Tennessee
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Farm / Organics / Natural Resources/ Restoration /
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Description

~ UT Extension helps Tennesseans to improve their quality of life and solve problems through the application of research and evidenced-based knowledge about agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community development. ~

UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture. It is a statewide educational organization, funded by federal, state and local governments, that brings research-based information about agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and resource development to the people of Tennessee where they live and work.

Because Extension emphasizes helping people improve their livelihood where they are located, most Tennesseans have contact with UT Extension through their local county Extension agents found in each of the 95 counties. Extension agents are supported by area and state faculty as well as by the educational and research resources and activities of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 74 land-grant universities, and 3,150 county units throughout the nation. The stated mission of the system is to help people improve their lives through an educational process that uses scientific knowledge to address issues and needs.

Position Overview

University of Tennessee Extension has an opening for an Extension Agent - Agriculture & Natural Resources.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute, and evaluate Agriculture and Natural Resources (75%) and 4-H Youth Development (25%) programs.
  • Responsible to the County Extension Director and must keep current on the latest research information in ANR/4-H Youth Development.
  • Assume joint responsibility for all applicable ANR/4-H Youth Development projects, activities, shows, events, and committees.
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteer leaders and serve as an educational resource for the 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture programs.
  • Secure extramural funds to support Extension programs via grants, fee-based programs, and gifts.
  • Develop and maintain expertise about issues important to ANR/4-H Youth Development in the county.
  • Cooperate with the staff in promoting the total Extension program.
  • Develop a network of relationships with key stakeholders, organizations, and Extension employees pertinent to Extension programs in the county.
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting of program accomplishments and impacts into the UT Extension reporting system.
  • Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources or closely related field is required.
  • A 2.7 cumulative GPA (BS degree on a 4-point scale) or an earned Master’s Degree is required.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a MS Degree, and/or work experience in a related field and a BS Degree in Horticulture or Plant Sciences.

Compensation

Salary:

  • Commensurate with training and experience.
  • This position is funded by the Washington County Government.
  • Washington County Government funds 100% of the position salary and benefits costs.

Benefits:

  • Group hospitalization and life insurance; State Retirement.
  • Workers' Compensation; study, sick and annual leave.
  • Numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs including liberal time off for holidays, and longevity pay after.
  • 3 years of service; reimbursement for official travel.

To Apply

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  • A complete application package will include a 1) letter of interest, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, 3) and official or unofficial transcripts showing degree(s) conferred.
  • Screening of applicants’ credentials will begin 03/15/2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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