Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent Forestry and Natural Resources
University or Organization :
West Virginia State University Research and Development, Corp
State or Territory :
W. Virginia
Application Deadline :
Oct 04, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Agent
Keywords separated by commas :
Forestry,Natural Resources
Location :
Institute, West Virginia
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources
Full/Part Time :
Full time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
The full-time Extension Agent, Forestry and Natural Resources is responsible for planning, delivery and evaluation of non-traditional educational programming of particular interest to small-scale and underrepresented West Virginia land holders, farmers, growers and producers. The agent will co-manage formula funds through the Renewable Resources Extension Act Program RREA and work cooperatively with existing extension programming and grant-funded programs as necessary. The Agent will support the Tree Campus USA initiative for West Virginia State University and will develop and support sustainable resource management plans for campus, program participants and enhance educational partnerships through the creation and maintenance of a campus arboretum and demonstration sites.Working with the assistant Program Director, the agent will be responsible for preparing and serving as Principal Investigator for federal grant applications focusing on alternative, urban, non-traditional natural resource and forestry programs and sustainable agriculture practices. The agent will assist in the management of staff as required. The agent will oversee timely achievement of funding outcomes and goals. The agent will be responsible for reporting to the program director and/or federal agencies as required. As an Extension employee, the Agent must be willing to continue professional development applicable to the program efforts. The incumbent is expected to perform other tasks that may be assigned by supervisor(s) and work cooperatively with stakeholders and other Extension faculty at the county, regional, and state levels.
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Minimum education level :
A Bachelor's degree is required, Masters preferred in one of the following fields: forestry, agriculture and natural resources, natural resources, nutrition, family and consumer sciences, biological sciences, social sciences or education. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations.
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Travel Requirements:
Travel state-wide but may also include various portions of the United States based on attendance requirements for training and/or reporting for grant purposes.
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Contact :
Annette Ericksen
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Application Instructions :
Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and recent letters of recommendation from three professional references with contact information to:Search Committee Chair, Extension Agent Forestry and Natural ResourcesWest Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation, POB 1000, 204 ACEOP Administration Building, Institute, WV 25112.PREFERRED: Information accepted as e-mailed in Word or PDF format to