Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Extension Agent
University or Organization :
Mississippi State University - NMREC
State or Territory :
Mississippi
Application Deadline :
None Stated
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Agent
Keywords separated by commas :
4-H, Youth Development, Agriculture, Community Leadership
Location :
Pontotoc, MS
Area, Department or Unit :
Northeast Region
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Commensurate with level of qualification
Start Date:
None Stated
Description:
The Extension Agent will identify and organize information regarding clientele needs and assess the relevance, significance of identified needs in the 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.The Extension Agent will support 4-H clubs in Pontotoc 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 hosted in Pontotoc County.MSU 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. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Position Category:
Extension Agent
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 :
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 Applicable Preferred qualifications: Master of Science Degree
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Frequent travel working within the county or region. Occasional overnight travel, evening, and weekend work.
Other Requirements:

LINKS

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

Contact :
Holli Mitchell
Phone Number with Area Code :
6625662201
Application Instructions :
Must complete online application at www.msujobs.msstate.edu; 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.