Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
EBCI Extension Agent, Agriculture
University or Organization :
NC State University
State or Territory :
N. Carolina
Application Deadline :
Feb 22, 2019
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Agriculture Agent
Keywords separated by commas :
Cooperative Extension, Agriculture, NC
Location :
Cherokee, NC
Area, Department or Unit :
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Bachelor's Minimum - $35,000, Master's Minimum $40,000
Start Date:
Mar 04, 2019
Description:
The individual selected for this position will be responsible for educational programming to groups and individuals in all areas of agricultural production, agronomic crops, local food systems, forage and pastures, beekeeping, pesticide education, natural resource conservation & adaptation to environmental change, and other areas as needed.The agent provides agricultural producers with research based information on production, technology, economics and crop and animal culture and assist with problem solving on production issues. The agent assesses needs, plans and executes programs and evaluates the program results. The agent follows Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program goals and objectives.
Position Category:
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
The EBCI Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating Extension programs within assigned areas of program responsibility which include NC Cooperative Extension and Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program.The agent will provide educational programs and presentations to producers and other groups. Public speaking, planning and evaluation skills are a must.Monthly reporting on education contacts and program impacts is required.An understanding of grants, grant writing and reporting is required.Other responsibilities include recruiting, training, and managing volunteers.
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 :
One of the following educational requirements: A Bachelors degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in an agricultural or related field, A Bachelors degree and the completion of at least one-half of coursework in a Masters degree curriculum with a cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field, or Completion of a Masters degree with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field. Also required: a personal automobile; computer literacy; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs; willingness to work as a team member and support a total Extension program; and the ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities. Personal Attributes: Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the Extension Agents job requires that the individual possess habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, and a genuine appreciation for the worth of the individual. The employee must be adept in both oral and written communication.
Years of experience :
Significant course work or experience in agriculture and food systems is preferred. Education or experience in horticultural crops is a plus. Knowledge and experience in leadership, communications, educational presentations, public relations, marketing, effective use of technology, building relationships and networking with other agencies and groups are preferred.
Travel Requirements:
Other Requirements:

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
KELLEY HIEMSTRA
Phone Number with Area Code :
8286870570
Application Instructions :
Please advertise for 30 days. http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/111369