Area Specialized Extension Agent, Grain Crops
Position Number: SC-00002368-1018
Primary Function of Organization Unit: North Carolina Cooperative Extension gives our residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications and events, Cooperative Extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to North Carolina citizens. For more information about the North Carolina Cooperative Extension visit our website at https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/
Essential Job Duties: NC State Extension at North Carolina State University is the well-respected leader in providing experiential learning to NC citizens in the areas of agriculture, food, and youth development. The Area Specialized Agent (ASA) is primarily responsible for planning, developing, executing, evaluating and reporting the impacts of high-quality research-based extension programs over a designated multi-county area. The ASA works collaboratively with county agents, Extension/research faculty from NC State University, industry clients, county leaders, and other partners. The expectations and job performance is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. The ASA is eligible to be a member of the field faculty (non-tenure track) of North Carolina State University. The ASA positions reflect a blend of specialist and agent responsibilities. As such, they will be accountable to the Department Head (or their designate) in the applicable campus academic department(s) and a District Extension Director selected by the Director of County Operations. They are expected to provide leadership to and to participate on program teams, and to collaborate with the specialists and agents to partner with industry, other government agencies, and clientele groups in developing and delivering high-quality outreach programs.
Department Required Skills: The successful candidate must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: * Handle multiple work demands and identify priorities; * Work independently with little supervision, while simultaneously being connected with the program team, campus specialists and county offices being served; * Plan, develop, deliver and evaluate research-based educational programs; * Function as a team player in support of a total Extension program through interdisciplinary efforts with Extension specialists, local staff, customers and volunteers; * Demonstrate good and positive public and personal relationship skills; * Perform at high levels in both public and interpersonal communications; * Pursue and secure grants, gifts, or contracts to support their program; * Use current technology in developing and delivering programs and technical service; * Provide dependable, personal vehicle and have the ability to travel independently in the assigned geographical area. Frequent travel is required and will likely include some overnight travel; * Possess high degree of subject matter competency and stay current on new and trending developments within their specialization; * Be a self-starter and self-directed; and * Have the willingness and ability to work extra hours and weekends as required.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Candidates shall also have demonstrated skills and abilities in program development and evaluation, and subject matter expertise in grain crops. Preference for research experience, including the ability or demonstrated experience in facilitating field research in grain crops, as well as history of successfully obtaining or capacity to obtain grant funds to support research and extension work in the area of specialization. Candidates must have proven personal effectiveness skills, including excellent interpersonal communication, team building, and problem solving skills and the ability to provide leadership to an educational program area by working successfully with agents and professors/specialists as well as industry clients in their subject matter area. Social media and program marketing experience through mass media is desirable. Experience in field research
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Valid Driver's License and reliable, personal transportation required. Valid North Carolina driver's license is required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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