Position Summary

Descriptive Title

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Position 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.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have an earned bachelor's degree in Agriculture and Natural Resource, or a field of study determined by Extension Administration to be closely related to the job duties from an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants, without a master's degree, must have a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of college coursework on a 4.0 scale. Applicants (without a Master's degree) must agree to complete a Master's degree within five (5) academic years of employment. Applicants must maintain a valid driver's license. You will be expected to establish and maintain your permanent residence in Lowndes County or an adjacent Mississippi county within 6 months of employment unless otherwise approved by the Extension Director and the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors. An offer of employment is also contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background screen. Rank and salary will be commensurate with level of qualification.

Preferred Qualifications

Master of Science Degree.

Application Instructions

Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/ Must complete online application; 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.

Equal Employer Statement(s)

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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. What do I do if I need an accommodation? In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Mississippi State University, please contact the Department of Human Resources Management at tel: (662) 325-3713 or ada@hrm.msstate.edu. If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact the Department of Human Resources Management at (662) 325-3713 or ada@hrm.msstate.edu. Upon request, sections of this job listing are available in large print, and readers are available to assist the visually impaired.