Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent (Agriculture & Community Development)
University or Organization :
Northern Marianas College
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Mar 31, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Agent (Agriculture & Community Development)
Keywords separated by commas :
Extension, Agent
Location :
Rota, CNMI
Area, Department or Unit :
Cooperative Research, Extension, and Education Service (CREES)
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
$40,567.11 - $41,986.96
Start Date:
None Stated
Nature of the Position:The Extension Agent is a non-instructional faculty member of the Northern Marianas College Cooperative Research, Extension, and Education Service (CREES) located on Rota and is employed primarily to provide extension and research in agriculture and community programming that support to farmers and other clientele. The position is under the direct supervision of the Dean of CREES or his/her designee.Duties and Responsibilities:Participates in Program Review and Outcome Assessment (PROA) activitiesProvides high quality educational services to farmers, stakeholders, and the community.The Agent shall perform job tasks in a multitude of program areas, which will be related to agriculture and other community programming.Plans, implements, evaluates, and interprets educational activities for and with working clientele, advisory groups and other agencies and organizations.Conducts vegetable crop seed trials.Operate mechanical agricultural equipment.Implements practical applied agricultural research on research center. Organizes and conducts the extension program to advise and instruct farmers (crop and livestock) and community members on multiple community stated needs.Develops family, community, and youth development programs benefiting clientele. Collaborates in grant writing that supports CREES goals. on the writing of grant to support program goals. Collects, analyzes and evaluates agriculture data; plans and develops techniques and advises farmers in solving problems such as production efficiency, water conservation, disease prevention, and environmental mitigation.Demonstrates practical procedures used in solving agriculture related problems.Communicate the extension program with representatives of commercial organizations, local government and other groups to inform them of program services and obtain their cooperation in encouraging use of these services.Works cooperatively with Cooperative Research, Extension, and Education Services research and extension staff to carry out various experimental studies; collects, records and analyzes data; disseminates information generated by research, produces and disseminates extension publications, and scholarly publications in the areas of agriculture, and family, community, and youth development. Design, implement and evaluate needs-based educational programming for entire island of Rota. Prepares activities, planning and other reports and maintains program records.Assists in extension budget preparation.Cooperates with other extension agents in the delivery of extension services.Must be familiar with many facets of development, agriculture; family, community, and youth development; and aquaculture; and nutrition areas as needed. Responsible for assigned portions of the 5 Year Plan of Work.Submission of outputs, outcomes, and impacts for Agriculture Research Extension and Education Act (AREERA) accomplishment report to USDA NIFA towards the end of each reporting year.Demonstrate and Provide Effective Phone Etiquette and Customer Service.Performs other duties as assigned.
Position Category:
Farming, Fishing & Forestry Occupations
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
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Minimum education level :
Bachelors degree from a U.S. Department of Education recognized and accredited institution degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, or a related field. *Those with degrees in horticulture and agriculture that can demonstrate practical experience as a result of practicum/in-field work can waive the 2-year experience requirement.
Years of experience :
Two (2) years of experience
Travel Requirements:
Other Requirements:


Application URL:
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Contact :
Konrad Jr. Reyes
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Application Instructions :
Employment application forms are available at the Human Resources Office of the College and a pdf. file can be downloaded from our website: using Adobe Acrobat. Please submit the following documents to the HR Office: Complete Employment Application Form, Detailed Resume, Authorization for Release of Prior Employment Information/Consent to Background Check, Copies of all required/preferred degree/diplomas, and Copies of transcripts of all required/preferred degrees/diplomas (except high school). Optional: Cover Letter.All post-secondary education degrees must be from a U.S. Department of Education recognized and accredited institution. It is our requirement that degrees be from a U.S.-accredited college or university. Foreign degrees may be accepted when accompanied with a credential evaluation report. A listing of authorized evaluation reports can be obtained at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website at compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification (I-9) document form upon hire. Police/court clearance will be required upon job offer.