Extension Agent, Agriculture, Field Crops
NC Cooperative ExtensionJob City & State:
Fayetteville, NCDepartment :
NCCE Cumberland CountyWorking Title:
Extension Agent, Agriculture, Field CropsAppointment:
12 Month RecurringJob Type:
Full-Time - PermanentFTE:
1.00Essential Job Duties:
The County Extension Agent is a member of the faculty of North Carolina State University with the primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating educational programs in field crops and forestry. The agent in this position must have technical competence in field crop production (tobacco, wheat, corn, cotton and soybeans). The agent will be responsible for the delivery of non-formal educational program, provide assistance to producers and agribusinesses, and provide pesticide education. They will also work with stakeholder-based committees that provide direction for Extension programs; advise the Voluntary Agricultural District Program; and work with community organizations to effectively link Extension with local resources and clients.Other Work/Responsibilities:
The candidate must be able to develop innovative strategies for presenting both in person and virtual educational programs to farmers, youth, farm families, and related organizations and businesses.Number of Permanent Employees this Position Supervises:
0Percent of Time Spent:
0%Identify if the Position is Mandatory / Essential / Key:
Not ApplicableWork Schedule:
Monday - Friday- 8 AM - 5 PM Business Hours - Evenings and Weekends as requiredMinimum Experience/Education:
One of the following educational requirements: – A Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in an agricultural or related field. The minimum GPA requirement will be waived for NCCE Program Associates with a Bachelor’s degree. – A Bachelor’s degree and the completion of at least one-half of coursework in a Master’s degree curriculum with a cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field, or – Completion of a Master’s degree with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field. Also required: a personal automobile; computer literacy; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs; willingness to work as a team member and support a total Extension program; and the ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities. Personal Attributes: Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the Extension Agent’s job requires that the individual possess habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, and a genuine appreciation for the worth of the individual. The employee must be adept in both oral and written communication. The Extension Agent is eligible to become a member of the non-tenure track/special faculty at North Carolina State University. The Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating that phase of Extension programs within assigned areas of program responsibility. The Extension Agent cooperates with colleagues in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension and leaders in performing assigned responsibilities. The performance of assigned responsibilities is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension.Department Required Skills:
A Bachelor’s degree in agronomy or a related field.
Some travel within the district and state is required.Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:
A Bachelor’s degree in the area of agronomy or a related area of science is preferred. Knowledge and experience in communications, presentation, public relations/marketing, leadership, time management, organization, technology, networking, and resource development are also preferred.Required License or Certification:
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.Valid NC Driver's License required?:
YesCommercial Driver's License Required?:
NoAnticipated Hiring Range:
Minimum Bachelor's $40,000; Minimum Master's $45,000; Minimum Doctorate $50,000 Commensurate with experience.Internal Transfer Only:
NoJob Open Date:
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