Extension Agent, Ag-Field Crops
Position Number: SE-002626-1118
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 field faculty deliver unbiased, research-based information to North Carolina citizens. Agriculture industries in Duplin County range from family farms to corporate headquarters of major producers. According to the most recent NC agricultural statistics, the county's 230,925 acres of farmland is nearly half Duplin's landmass. In the state ranking of agricultural statistics by county, Duplin ranks second in total agricultural cash receipts, with its crops receipts being seventh. Duplin is named as a leading producer for field crops including corn, peanuts, soybeans, and wheat. Located in the Southeastern Coastal Plain of North Carolina, Duplin County is the 9th largest county in the state in area, and is situated approximately 75 miles from Raleigh and 60 miles from Wilmington and the Atlantic Ocean. Life in Duplin provides a rich neighborly atmosphere with basic needs proudly served by the county's 10 incorporated townships. Duplin offers a leisurely lifestyle but at the same time there is easy access to more metropolitan population centers. For more Information about Duplin County, visit http://www.duplincountync.com.
Essential Job Duties: This position provides leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of an effective educational program to meet the needs of the county population in the following areas of responsibility: field crops (tobacco, corn, cotton, peanut, small grains and soybeans) and pesticide education. This position will support the county pesticide coordinator and assist with educational training opportunities for private, public, and commercial operators to obtain and maintain their licenses. The agent will be expected to develop specific educational programs and to collaborate with other Extension staff, agencies, groups, and organizations in order to more effectively reach intended audiences throughout the county.
Department Required Skills: A bachelor's degree in agronomy or related area of science is required. Travel within the county is required. Some occasional travel within the state and district is required. Knowledge and experience in communications, presentation, public relations/marketing, leadership, time management, organization, technology, networking, and resource development is essential.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: A related Master's degree is preferred. Subject knowledge in the areas of responsibility preferred.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Valid driver's license and reliable personal transportation required and must be maintained. In order to operate a state vehicle, a valid driver's license is required 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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