Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent, Forestry and Natural Resources
University or Organization :
West Virginia State University Research and Development, Corp
State or Territory :
W. Virginia
Application Deadline :
Feb 28, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Agent Forestry and Natural Resources
Keywords separated by commas :
Location :
Institute, West Virginia
Area, Department or Unit :
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
The full-time Extension Agent, Forestry and Natural Resources is responsible for planning, delivery and evaluation of non-traditional educational programming of particular interest to small-scale and underrepresented West Virginia farmers, growers and producers. The agent will co-manage the following formula grants: RREA; McIntire -Stennis and work cooperatively with existing extension programming and grant-funded programs as necessary. The Agent will support the Tree Campus USA initiative for West Virginia State University.Working with the assistant Program Director, the agent will be responsible for preparing and serving as Principal Investigator for federal grant applications focusing on alternative, urban, non-traditional and sustainable agriculture programs, forestry programs and manage staff as required. The agent will oversee timely achievement of funding outcomes and goals. The agent will be responsible for reporting to the program director and/or federal agencies as required. As an Extension employee, the Agent must be willing to continue professional development applicable to the program efforts. The incumbent is expected to perform other tasks that may be assigned by supervisor(s) and work cooperatively with stakeholders and other Extension faculty at the county, regional, and state levels.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
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Minimum education level :
A Bachelor's degree is required, Masters preferred in one of the following fields: forestry, agriculture and natural resources, natural resources, nutrition, family and consumer sciences, biological sciences, social sciences or education. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Travel state-wide but may also include various portions of the United States based on attendance requirements for training and/or reporting for grant purposes.
Other Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is expected to work both inside and outside in a variety of temperature and weather conditions.


Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.


Contact :
Search Committee Chair, Forestry and Natural Resources Forestry and Natural Resources
Phone Number with Area Code :
(304) 766-4306
Application Instructions :
Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and recent letters of recommendation from three professional references with contact information to:Search Committee Chair, Forestry and Natural ResourcesWest Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation, POB 1000, 204 ACEOP Administration Building,Institute, WV 25112.