Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Extension Agent-4-H/Youth Development & Family and Consumer Sciences - Fergus County
University or Organization :
Montana State University Extension
State or Territory :
Montana
Application Deadline :
None Stated
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Agent-4-H/Youth Development & Family and Consumer Sciences - Fergus County
Keywords separated by commas :
4-H, Youth Development, FCS
Location :
Lewistown, MT
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full time
Salary :
DOE/DOQ
Start Date:
None Stated
Description:
The primary focus for the agent in this full-time position will be to provide leadership and educational programming in 4-H/Youth Development with emphasis on livestock and horse projects. Secondary foci of the position is to provide leadership and educational programming in Family and Consumer Sciences. The Fergus County Extension Office is staffed by one other Extension Agent (Agriculture and Natural Resources and 4-H/Youth Development), a full-time 4-H Program Assistant, and one full-time administrative assistant.COUNTY PROFILE: This position is located in Lewistown, Montana, which is the county seat for Fergus County. Located in Central Montana, Fergus County covers approximately 4,600 square miles. The county is bordered on the north by the Missouri River and on the south by the Big Snowy Mountains. The county is approximately 2.8 million acres with beef cow-calf, dryland small grain and dryland hay being the primary agricultural production enterprises. Lewistown is the county seat with a population of 5,801. Other small towns in the county include Denton, Grass Range, Moore, Roy, and Winifred. County population, according to July 1, 2019 estimates is 11,050.The county ranks third in Montana in total market value of agricultural products sold and generates about $64 million in cash receipts in both livestock and crops annually. Approximately 115,000 acres of winter wheat, 33,000 acres of spring wheat, 35,500 acres of barley, and 149,000 acres of alfalfa are harvested annually and there are about 66,000 head of beef cows and heifers. Agricultural production, agri-business, and small manufacturing form the basis of the economy along with the education, medical care, and government office sectors. The county 4-H program includes 215 youth members and 74 adult leaders in 14 organized clubs. Fergus County is a mix of three mountain ranges, an inter-mountain basin, open prairie, and the Missouri River breaks. A multitude of fishing, hunting, and recreational opportunities exist within the county and in the nearby area. Excellent schools and the Central Montana Medical Center are important aspects of this central Montana community.The primary focus for the agent in this full-time position will be to provide leadership and educational programming in 4-H/Youth Development with emphasis on livestock and horse projects. Secondary foci of the position is to provide leadership and educational programming in Family and Consumer Sciences. The Fergus County Extension Office is staffed by one other Extension Agent (Agriculture and Natural Resources and 4-H/Youth Development), a full-time 4-H Program Assistant, and one full-time administrative assistant.We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.For information and to apply: www.msuextension.org, careers. Screening begins November 9, 2020. Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled.
Position Category:
Faculty
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
For information and to apply: www.msuextension.org, careers. Screening begins November 9, 2020. Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled.
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 :
Bachelor's degree
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Extensive travel throughout the county, occasional travel throughout the state
Other Requirements:

LINKS

Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.
Link 2 :
Link 3 :

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Tracy Mosley
Phone Number with Area Code :
406-223-4727
Application Instructions :
Apply online at: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/21947, or review all our postings on our Careers Page at msuextension.org.