Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Education - McLean County

Location
Lexington, KY
Posted
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Location: Calhoun, KY

McLean County is located in Western Kentucky. The Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Education will provide leadership for educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources for McLean County. The Agent responsibilities include: (1) develop agricultural & horticultural proficiency of local citizens through educational programs; (2) provide agricultural expertise to answer questions and solve problems related to agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources; (3) develop field trails, test demonstrations, and result demonstrations in related areas; (4) utilize and/or develop councils, advisory groups, and committees to facilitate community involvement in programming; (5) jointly share 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.

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.




Job Title
Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Education - McLean County

Requisition Number
RE11906

Working Title
Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Education - McLean County

Department Name
81300:EXTENSION FIELD PROGRAMS

Work Location
Calhoun, KY

Grade Level
00

Type of Position
Staff

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

No set minimum requirements.



Click here for more information about equivalencies:
http://www.uky.edu/hr/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 8:00am - 4:30pm, with evenings and week-ends as needed. Most weeks will exceed 40 hours.



Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with groups, 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?
No

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelors or Master's degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resources, or closely related field.



Deadline to Apply
10/19/2017

University 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 (*).

  1. * 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)

  2. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or expect to graduate within 6 months?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * 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
  4. * 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
  5. * Please describe your experience in design and/or delivery of educational programs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * List below your experience in teaching & leadership.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above


Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic Transcript
Optional Documents

PI99606532