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Extension Agent - Agriculture & Natural Resources

Jonesborough TN

Screening of applicants’ credentials will begin 03/15/2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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

three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.

 

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.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

• 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.

• 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.

 

Please apply online by clicking this link: Apply for Extension Educator Positions

UT Extension

212 D Morgan Hall

Knoxville TN 37996-4525

Phone: (865) 974-7245

Fax: (865) 974-0882

E-mail: UTExtensionPersonnel@utk.edu

Web Site: http://utextension.tennessee.edu

Posted March 13, 2019



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