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Extension Agent, Obion County, Family & Consumer Sciences

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Position X2222:    Extension Agent, Obion County

Program Area:      Family & Consumer Sciences

Clientele Served:  Adult

Headquarters:       Union City, TN

 Screening of applicants’ credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Date Issued:     02/08/2022

Effective Date:   07/01/2022



Commensurate with training and experience. This position is funded jointly by UT Extension and Obion County. Obion County Government funds 33% of the position salary and benefits costs. 


Group hospitalization and life insurance; State Retirement; Workers' Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs, including liberal time off for holidays, and longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.


  • Plan, execute and evaluate adult Family and Consumer Sciences educational programs.
  • Secure and train volunteer leaders and serve as an educational resource for the Family and Consumer Sciences programs within the county.
  • Meet with, advise and train leaders of organized Family and Consumer Sciences groups, including Family and Community Education Clubs.
  • Responsible to the County Extension Director and must keep current on the latest research information in Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences is required.
  • A 2.7 cumulative GPA (BS degree on a 4-point scale) or an earned Master’s Degree is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a MS Degree, and/or work experience in a related field.
  • A complete application package will include a 1) letter of interest, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, 3) and official or unofficial transcripts showing degree(s) conferred.

 Please apply online by clicking this link: Apply for Extension Educator Positions 

     UT Extension                         Phone:    (865) 974-7245

     212 D Morgan Hall                Fax:          (865) 974-0882

     Knoxville TN 37996-4525    

E-mail:     [email protected]

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Job: Extension Service Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Union City
Other Locations: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Obion County
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 8, 2022, 2:19:37 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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