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Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources – Lewis Co.

Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources – Lewis Co.

locationVanceburg, KY 41179, USA
PublishedPublished: 11/29/2023
ExpiresExpires: 2/27/2024
Full Time
Posting Details

Job Title
Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources – Lewis Co.

Requisition Number
RE40850

Working Title
Agriculture Extension Agent County

Department Name
81E08: KCES Region East Area 08

Work Location
Vanceburg, KY

Grade Level
00

Salary Range

Type of Position
Staff

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

No set minimum requirements.

Click here for more information about equivalencies:
https://hr.uky.edu/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

Required Related Experience

No set minimum requirements.

Required License/Registration/Certification

None

Physical Requirements

Job-related travel including overnight stays; visiting clientele at sites throughout the county (including farms); standing/walking for long periods; handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds

Shift

Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) with evenings and weekends as needed. Most weeks will exceed 40 hours.

Job Summary

Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Lewis County.

Location: Vanceburg, KY

The Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources will provide leadership for educational programs in agriculture, horticulture and natural resources for Lewis County. The Agent responsibilities include: (1) developing the agricultural & horticultural proficiency of local citizens through educational programs; (2) providing agricultural expertise to answer questions and solve problems related to agriculture, horticulture and natural resources; (3) developing field trails, test demonstrations and result demonstrations in related areas; (4) utilizing and/or developing councils, advisory groups, and committees to facilitate community involvement in programming; (5) jointly sharing responsibility in community programming around issues involving leadership development, community involvement, local government, community services and other forms of community economic development. Emphasis on horticulture and diversified agriculture.

This position will serve all clientele ensuring that all youth and adults have an equal opportunity to participate in Extension programs regardless of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

All agents in a county will support the dissemination of useful and practical information on subjects relating to Agriculture, Family Consumer Sciences, 4-H and Community and Rural Development as outlined in the KRS statues 164.605 to 164.675.

State law requires a national and state criminal background check and a letter from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services stating the employee is clear to hire based on no findings of substantiated child abuse or neglect found through a background check of child abuse and neglect records as a condition of employment or involvement in this program.

Resume, cover letter and transcripts are required at time of application.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with groups and individuals and through mass media. Ability to use the computer for program delivery and management. Ability to visit clientele at sites throughout the county. Ability to plan and teach educational programs. Demonstrated leadership and ability to serve as a positive role model.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Yes

Preferred Education/Experience

Master’s Degree in Agronomy/Plant Science/Horticulture; Agriculture Education/Leadership; Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology; Agriculture Economics; Animal Sciences; Community and Leadership Development; Equine Science and Management; General Agriculture; Forestry; Landscape Architecture; Natural Resources and Environmental Science; Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems; General Biology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics; Physiology and Behavior; Plant Biology.

Deadline to Apply
12/19/2023

University Community of Inclusion

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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.