Job Summary

Official Job Title :
County Extension Director and Extension Agent II - IV (Santa Rosa)
University or Organization :
University of Florida
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Application Deadline :
Apr 11, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
County Extension Director and Extension Agent II - IV (Santa Rosa)
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Location :
Area, Department or Unit :
Santa Rosa County
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Start Date:
None Stated
University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Santa Rosa County seek to fill a permanent-status accruing, full-time Extension Agent position with a self-starting, energetic, team-oriented individual who will also serve as County Extension Director (CED). The educational responsibilities of this agent encompass strong leadership with respect to the agents academic specialty and educational programming in food systems with emphasis on economics. Food systems in the context of this position includes sustainable production, integrated pest management, harvesting, processing, packaging, and marketing. Food systems encompasses international marketing, community food initiatives, community supported agriculture, farm to consumer efforts, consumer education of agricultural operations, farmers markets, and agri-tourism. As an educator, you will lead through the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming that meets the needs of the countys diverse population in the selected programmatic area. You will use resourcefulness, creativity, enthusiasm, and innovation to strengthen current educational programs. As the CED, you will lead, manage, supervise, coordinate and report on the total county extension program while maintaining, fostering and building effective working relationships with advisory committees, stakeholders, county government, community leaders, media, residents, and UF/IFAS faculty, staff, and administration. The Santa Rosa CED supervises, mentors, and evaluates county faculty (agricultural, commercial and residential horticulture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community development and sustainability) and staff members. Other CED responsibilities include total business management of the Extension office, developing and following a strategic plan focused on marketing Extensions successes, strengthening external relationships, successfully addressing compliance issues, personnel mentoring and leadership, and revenue enhancement. This role provides the opportunity to make a positive impact in the Santa Rosa County community as you work with extension faculty, staff and stakeholders. You will also collaborate with the District Extension Director and other Northwest CEDs on multi-county projects and serve as a role model to the community.
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Minimum education level :
A successful candidate will have earned bachelors and masters degrees in one or more of the following fields: agriculture, agriculture extension, agriculture economics, or a closely related field.
Years of experience :
Candidates also must have at least 3 years of professional extension experience.
Travel Requirements:
A flexible schedule that allows for irregular hours and work time beyond 40 hours per week is necessary. A valid drivers license as well as national background screening is a requirement of this position.
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Contact :
Dana LeCuyer
Phone Number with Area Code :
(352) 392-4777
Application Instructions :
Apply at by 11:59 PM on the closing date.