Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent - Benton County, Mississippi
University or Organization :
Mississippi State University - NMREC
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
None Stated
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Agent
Keywords separated by commas :
4-H, Agriculture, Community Leadership
Location :
Ashland, MS
Area, Department or Unit :
Northeast Region
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Commensurate with level of qualification
Start Date:
None Stated
This Extension Agent position is located in Ashland, Mississippi. The Extension Agent will be responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive education program in agriculture, community leadership development, and 4-H youth development. The Extension Agent serves as a member of a statewide team to determine effective programming priorities and delivery methods. All Extension Agents will be responsible for 4-H and community resource development activities.Essential duties and responsibilities:* The Extension Agent will identify and organize information regarding clientele needs and assess the relevance, significance and timeliness of identified needs in consultation with the County Extension Coordinator; develop an annual plan of work and measurable goals in collaboration with appropriate statewide priority program group and the County Extension Coordinator that adequately address identified needs, determine priorities, levels of effort and scheduling to allow attainment of program goals; implement program plan; and evaluate program content, methods and activities for program effectiveness and impact. The Extension Agent will support the County Extension Coordinator and adjacent Extension Agents in the assigned area to assure programming responds to local needs and to participate in county data reporting, including accountability reports to stakeholders; demonstrate sensitivity to key social, economic and public issues; develop excellent relationships with educational, regulatory, and service organizations whose missions are relevant to the goals of Extension; and actively participate in local and state professional and civic organizations. Agent will also be expected to work in 4-H and the community resource development area. The Extension Agent will support 4-H clubs in Benton County toward the achievement of increased participation and strengthened 4-H programs. The Extension Agent will identify, recruit, and train local volunteer leaders to enable them to effectively perform their duties while serving on committees, clubs and/or organizations. The Extension Agent will follow system and agency guidance to ensure participant safety in camps and programs for minors and work with other to ensure a safe environment for participants in camps/programs for minors. The Extension Agent will be expected to work in the community resource development area as it relates to 4-H. The Extension Agent will be expected to actively engage in Extension Northeast Region 4-H programs.Knowledge, skills and abilities: Applicants should have the ability to work within a team environment, exhibit strong self-motivation, and be task-oriented. Experience with the Microsoft Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) will be expected. The applicant must have good verbal communication skills to interact effectively with faculty, Extension staff, clientele, and the general public.
Position Category:
Extension Agent
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
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Minimum education level :
Applicants must have an earned bachelors degree in Agriculture, or a field of study determined by the Extension Service to be closely related, from an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants, without a masters degree, must have a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of college coursework on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must agree to complete a masters degree within five (5) academic years of employment. Applicant must maintain a valid drivers license.Rank and salary will commensurate with level of qualification.ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS): Not ApplicablePreferred qualifications: Master of Science Degree
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Travel Requirements:
Frequent travel working within the county or region. Occasional overnight travel, evening, and weekend work.
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Contact :
Holli Mitchell
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Application Instructions :
Must complete online application at; submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a current unofficial transcript. Please note that any social security number included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online and that official transcripts will be requested of finalists.Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.