Extension Agent, Ag (Livestock)

Job description

Position Number: NC-00062191-1218

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. The Guilford County area is located four hours from the beautiful NC coastline and two hours from the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. The 3rd and 7th largest cities in the state- High Point and Greensboro which are culturally diverse communities. Our residents enjoy a rich quality of life flavored by a vibrant downtown, 80 miles of walking and biking trails, close access to state-of-the-art healthcare, and a variety of cultural opportunities. Greensboro comes alive in the spring with waves of blooms and green, tree-lined streets framing the community with new life. For more information, please visit: http://www.greensboro.org/

Essential Job Duties: The agent in this position will have educational responsibilities in all phases of livestock production, forage and waste management. The successful candidate must be able to conduct educational programs that focus on the profitability and sustainability of North Carolina livestock utilizing best practices based on research to include the adoption of proven technology, business, and financial practices. The successful candidate will be responsible for applied research development in the program area.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: A bachelor's degree in animal science, crop science, agronomy, or a related agricultural field is required. Travel within the district and assigned counties is required. Occasional travel outside the district is also required.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: A Master's degree is preferred. Extension or other professional experience, including a high level of computer competency, is desired.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

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.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Posted: 12/4/2018
Application Due: 2/8/2019
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