Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Faculty - Irrigated Cropping Systems/Minidoka County
University or Organization :
University of Idaho
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Sep 29, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Educator
Keywords separated by commas :
Extension, crops
Location :
Rupert, Idaho
Area, Department or Unit :
UI Extension, Central District
Full/Part Time :
Salary :
Start Date:
Nov 01, 2017
The Extension Educator will provide leadership for the identification, assessment, coordination and delivery of crop production programs related to crop and pest management, and soil science in irrigated cropping systems (85%). In addition, the Educator will provide technical assistance to the Minidoka County 4-H Youth Development program (10%), and could potentially serve as chair of the Minidoka County Extension Office.
Position Category:
Extension & Outreach
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Scholarship & Creative Activities - 5%Recruit external funding and develop partnerships that support and enhance county and district educational programs and research projects, and publish results in appropriate scholarly outlets.Outreach & Extension - 85%The educator will provide leadership for the identification, assessment, coordination and delivery of crop production programs related to crop and pest management, and soil science in irrigated cropping systems. Provide assistance in university outreach where appropriate. Communicate with other Extension Specialists, county Extension Educators, commodity groups, industry and appropriate Research Centers in addressing current and future research needs. In cooperation with University of Idaho Extension Specialists, other Extension Educators and governmental agencies, plan, develop, implement, evaluate and report educational programs and applied research in irrigated cropping systems. With direction from local advisory committees and a needs assessment of Minidoka County crops producers and relevant stakeholders develop and facilitate collaborative educational and applied research programs that meet clientele needs. Programs may include but are not limited to: tillage, planting, and variety selection, irrigation, weed, disease, and pest control, soil testing and fertilization, harvesting and post-harvest handling, sustainable practices, soil and water conservation and quality, risk management including crop marketing. Evaluate, document and report program impacts. Provide technology transfer from the University of Idaho to clientele and provide agricultural expertise to the appropriate UI Extension and CALS teams. Programs will be delivered through classes, workshops, demonstrations, volunteer training sessions, and other methods as appropriate. Promote UI Extension programs with growers, elected officials, and other community partners through newsletters, websites, press releases, radio and television, and social media. Provide technical support to 4-H youth development programs in the areas of agriculture and natural resources.University Service & Leadership - 10%Serve on University, CALS, Extension, district and community committees, boards and working groups as appropriate. The Educator could potentially serve as chair of the Minidoka County Extension Office. As administrative chair for the office, they would maintain a good working relationship with the Minidoka County Board of Commissioners, provide supervision for county budget preparation and personnel and perform other chair duties as required.
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Minimum education level :
Masters degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to Agronomy, Plant Science, Farm Management, Soil Science, Agricultural and Extension Education, Adult Education or a closely related discipline (the required degree must be completed by the date of hire).
Years of experience :
Preferred but not required: At least 3 years of experience in Extension Education or demonstrated ability and skill in plant science, farm management, or soil science (relevant experience acquired within the last 5 years preferred).
Travel Requirements:
Must be willing and able to travel and participate in evening and weekend programs.
Other Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications: Computer literacy and good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to teach and lead group problem-solving and decision-making. Competence in using technology for program delivery, record keeping and reporting, and team-based communications. Ability to provide organizational structure and support for a variety of individuals and groups.Preferred Qualifications: Ability to work well in a team and provide effective instruction, support, marketing and promotion for Extension programs. Ability to adapt research materials for effective oral and written presentations. Experience in disseminating results through scholarly outlets. Demonstrated skills in organization and management. Previous experience working with under-served, un-served and minority audiences. Supervisory experience and proven ability to lead and mentor others.


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Contact :
Katherine Garofano
Phone Number with Area Code :
(208) 736-3605
Application Instructions :
In addition to the applicant documents requested with this application, please have three (3) letters of recommendation that address the position responsibilities sent to the following address (generic letters of recommendation will NOT be considered):Lyle Hansen, District Director (Search Chair)UI Extension Central DistrictPO Box 1827Twin Falls, ID 83303-1827Email: lhansen@uidaho.eduPh: 208-736-3605