Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Frontier District Horticulture Extension Agent
University or Organization :
K-State Research and Extension
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Apr 28, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Frontier District Horticulture Extension Agent
Keywords separated by commas :
Horticulture, Extension Agent
Location :
Garnett, KS
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension Agent
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
$39,000 to $70,000 annual
Start Date:
Jun 04, 2017
Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas. This position will provide primary leadership for the development and implementation of research-based educational programming related to horticulture. Programming will include but is not limited to: technical production practices, soil/fertility management, pest management, and marketing and economics related to fresh fruit and vegetable production.
Position Category:
Extension Agent
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
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Minimum education level :
Bachelor's degree with knowledge of horticulture sciences as evidenced by academic courses, professional development and/or professional experience.
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Travel Requirements:
Some overnight travel
Other Requirements:
Required Qualifications:Bachelors degree with knowledge of horticulture sciences as evidenced by academic courses, professional development and/or professional experience.Evidence of strong academic and/or professional performance as documented by college transcripts, acceptance into a graduate program or documented success in increasingly responsible professional positions.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media.Leadership skills as evidenced by working with individuals, groups and co-workers.Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain a valid drivers license.Preferred Qualifications:Masters Degree.Experience in managing volunteers.Experience working with adults and youth from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.Commitment to personal professional development.Ability to utilize electronic communication and computer applications to fulfill programming responsibilities.Self-motivation and ability to work with a minimum of supervision, balancing multiple projects.Ability to design, promote, implement and evaluate educational programs.Knowledge of adult and youth teaching/learning processes.Experience in seeking and administering external grant funding.


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Contact :
Mary Reves
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Application Instructions :
Salary commensurate with professional experience and available funding as negotiated by the regional extension director, the local extension board and the applicant. The base starting salary is $39,000 for a BS degree with no professional experience and $42,000 for a MS degree with no professional experience. Extension agents are Kansas State University educators and have the Board of Regents retirement plan, health and life insurance and vacation and sick leave. Depending on the date of hire there is a minimum of 30-day waiting period for health insurance. For a complete list of benefits see: for travel related to achieving program objectives.New agents are provided approximately 15 days of new agent professional development on the K-State campus during the first six to nine months. These 15 days are spread out in four different weeks. In addition, new agents spend at least three weeks with a mentor agent during the first year.Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing experiences related to the responsibilities and qualifications. Include contact information for five professional references.Also, please include a copy of transcripts showing degree(s) received. For applicants still in college, a list of courses from the college/university website is acceptable.Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.Screening of Applications Begin:April 28, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.Equal Employment Opportunity:Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Background Screening Statement:In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.