Extension Agent, Ag

Job description

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Position Number:


Position Type:

NC Cooperative Extension

Job City & State:

Greenville, NC

Department :

Pitt County

Working Title:

Extension Agent, Ag


12 Month Recurring

Job Type:

Full-Time - Permanent



Essential Job Duties:

The successful candidate will be required to develop, market, implement, and evaluate effective and successful educational programs in the areas of field crops and any other subject matter that meets the needs of Pitt County or deemed appropriate by the County Extension Director.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Pitt County Extension team to support the total Extension program including field day research, school outreach, 4-H and county fair responsibilities.

The successful candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills, appropriate 21st Century technology skills, and be willing to secure resources to enhance educational programs.

Other Work/Responsibilities:


Number of Permanent Employees this Position Supervises:


Identify if the Position is Mandatory / Essential / Key:

Not Applicable

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with some programming on evenings and weekends.

Minimum 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 crop science, agronomy or closely related field is required.

The candidate must be able to network with diverse audiences, customers, volunteers, Extension Specialists, and local Extension staff. The candidate must be able to develop and implement innovative strategies for presenting educational programs and provide leadership in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating educational programs and activities with measurable impacts.

Travel within the district is required. Occasional travel outside the district is required.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

A Master’s degree is preferred. It is the expectation that a Master’s degree will be pursued.

Previous Cooperative Extension and/or relevant experience is preferred.

Required License or Certification:

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.

Valid NC Driver's License required?:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


Physical Required?:


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Anticipated Hiring Range:

Minimum Bachelor's $40,000; Minimum Master's $45,000

Internal Transfer Only:


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If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 7/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time