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Extension Agent

Gallatin TN

Position # X2040 – Sumner County


University of Tennessee Extension is seeking an Extension Agent – Sumner County.



Commensurate with training and experience. This position is funded jointly by UT Extension and Sumner County. Sumner County Government funds 47% of the position salary and benefits costs.



Group hospitalization and life insurance; State Retirement;

Workers' Compensation; 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.



• Plan, execute, and evaluate programs in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

• Keep abreast of the latest information in Agriculture, Marketing and Community Economic Development to meet the educational needs of the county.

• Establish and maintain good working relationships with Extension staff, commercial producers, agri-business, agricultural agencies, and general public.

• Develop a cadre of supporters and volunteers to aid in the delivery of programs.

• Secure extramural funds through grants, fee-based programs, and gifts.

• Provide accurate and timely reporting of program accomplishments and impacts into the UT Extension reporting system.

• Responsible to the County Director in all administrative and program matters.

• 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 responsibilities as assigned.



• 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.

• A complete application package will include a 1) letter of interest, 2) resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) official or unofficial transcripts showing degree(s) conferred.


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

UT Extension Phone: (865) 974-7245

212 D Morgan Hall Fax: (865) 974-0882

Knoxville TN 37996-4525

E-mail: UTExtensionPersonnel@utk.edu

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

Posted November 18, 2020

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