Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Extension Faculty - Agriculture/Horticulture
University or Organization :
University of Idaho Extension, Southern Dist.
State or Territory :
Idaho
Application Deadline :
Nov 29, 2018
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Educator-Agriculture/Horticulture
Keywords separated by commas :
Location :
Washington County - Weiser, ID
Area, Department or Unit :
UI Extension, Southern District
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
$47,242.00 annually, commensurate with experience
Start Date:
Feb 01, 2019
Description:
The Extension Educator will provide leadership for county, multi-county, and district Agriculture/Horticulture programs. They will assist in university outreach where appropriate. The Educator will plan, develop, implement, evaluate and report Extension programs that may include cropping systems, forage production, farm management and agricultural economics, soil and nutrient management, weed and pest identification and management, irrigation, water quality, commercial and consumer horticulture, small acreage stewardship and associated community development (60%). The Educator will be required to organize, facilitate and conduct a multi-county Extension Master Gardener program recruiting, training, supporting and supervising volunteers in appropriate activities (20%). The Educator will provide supervision and support for the county 4-H Youth Development program (10%, Washington County funds a full time 4-H Program Coordinator who conducts county 4-H club programs) and serve as administrative chair of the Washington County Extension Office (10%).
Position Category:
Outreach & Extension
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
Master's degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Plant Science, Horticulture, Adult Education, Agriculture and Extension Education, Agriculture Economics, or a closely related discipline (the required degree(s) must be completed by the date of hire).
Years of experience :
Preferred but not Required - At least 3 years of experience in agriculture/horticulture (relevant experience acquired within the last 5 years preferred).
Travel Requirements:
Must be willing and able to travel and adjust to a flexible schedule (i.e. participate in evening and weekend programs.)
Other Requirements:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to adapt research materials for effective oral and written presentations. Ability to provide organizational structure and support for a variety of individuals and groups. Ability to recruit, teach, organize, and manage volunteer groups. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to work well in a team and provide effective instruction, support, marketing and promotion for Extension programs. Computer literacy and good written and verbal communication skills. Experience in hiring and supervising office staff. Knowledge of Hispanic culture and ability to speak/read Spanish.

LINKS

Application URL:
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Diane Isaak
Phone Number with Area Code :
208-454-7674
Application Instructions :
In addition to the applicant documents requested in the online application, please have three (3) letters of recommendation that address the responsibilities of this position sent to the following address (generic letters of recommendation will not be considered): Patrick Momont, District Director - UI Extension, Southern District - 1904 E. Chicago St., Ste. AB - Caldwell, ID 83605 - southerndist@uidaho.edu - 208-454-7674