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Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Education – Hopkins County

University of Kentucky

This is a Contract position in Fayette County, KY posted January 15, 2020.

Posting Details Posting Details Job TitleExtension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Education – Hopkins CountyRequisition NumberRE21419Working TitleDepartment Name81317: KCES District 7Work LocationMadisonville, KYGrade Level00Salary RangeType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education No set minimum requirements. Click here for more information about 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 lbs. 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 Hopkins County. Location: Madisonville, KY The Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources Education will provide leadership for educational programs in agriculture, horticulture and natural resources for Hopkins 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. 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? NoPreferred Education/Experience Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resources, or closely related field. Deadline to Apply12/24/2019University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 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. Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense (felony or misdemeanor) including driving under the influence (DUI)? If yes, please explain giving date(s) and location and complete name at the time. (Open Ended Question) Do you have a bachelor’s degree or expect to graduate within 6 months? yes no What is your undergraduate GPA? Note: If you will receive your degree within 6 months indicate your current GPA. If you have already completed a Master’s degree please indicate that instead of your undergraduate GPA. Completed Master’s 3.0 – 4.0 2.5 – 2.99 below 2.5 In what area of Agriculture is your degree? Agronomy/Plant Science/Horticulture Agricultural Education/Leadership Animal Science Agriculture Economics/Business Natural Resources/Forestry General Agriculture No degree in Agriculture Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK’s online employment system? (Diverse Issues in Higher Education) (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium) A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member Facebook Local print media None of the Above Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume Cover Letter Academic Transcript Optional Documents