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County Extension Agent - Agriculture

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service does not support permanent residency for employees. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. Screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance. A resume, cover letter, transcript, and three letters of recommendation are required for consideration for this position. A valid email address for a minimum of three (3) references must be provided at the time of application. An email collecting the reference will be sent directly to the reference provider upon completion of your application. Additional reference letters or documentation can also be sent directly to Human Resources at jobs@uaex.edu For questions, contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or email jobs@uaex.edu

Posting Details

Posting Number

Posting Number 556

Position Information

Working Title County Extension Agent - Agriculture
Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Commensurate with education and experience
Position Number N26214
Pay Grade Level
Split Appointment
Benefits Category Full-Time
Position Type Non-Classified

Department Information

Position Location Fayetteville - Washington County
Contact Person Berni Kurz
Contact Email bkurz@uaex.edu
Contact phone/extension (479) 444-1755
Contact fax 501-671-2251

Nature of Position

Summary

The County Extension Agent – Agriculture conducts educational programs for county clientele in agriculture & 4-H youth with major efforts in livestock and forages. The agent works closely with a broad audience base to solicit support & participation within the county.

Job Duties

Plan, implement and evaluate the Livestock and Forage Extension Educational program. Works with county advisory committee to identify educational needs of county clientele. Works with 4-H volunteer leaders in planning educational activities for youth livestock program. This position is term limited. Dates for this position are: July 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018.

Skills

Knowledge of agricultural subject matter appropriate to the county. Ability to plan&conduct programs & work with all clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Ability to speak &write clearly& communicate ideas effectively. Ability to work long&irregular hours & travel frequently.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or related area of study is required. Must have transportation for use on the job with liability insurance in effect. Must agree to a background check authorizing release of relevant Arkansas Child Abuse & Neglect Central Registry records.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred.

Does this position require frequent driving (once a week or more)? Yes
Background Check/Drug Screen Criminal Background Check Only
Work Hours Office Hours are Monday - Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Frequent nights and weekends are required.
Posting Date 06/12/2017
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 06/01/2017

Additional Information

Special instructions to applicants

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service does not support permanent residency for employees.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. Screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.

Employment is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

A resume, cover letter, transcript, and three letters of recommendation are required for consideration for this position. A valid email address for a minimum of three (3) references must be provided at the time of application. An email collecting the reference will be sent directly to the reference provider upon completion of your application. Additional reference letters or documentation can also be sent directly to Human Resources at jobs@uaex.edu

For questions, contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or email jobs@uaex.edu

References

References

Accept References? Yes
Minimum Number of References 3
Maximum Number of References 5
Cut off Date?

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3
  4. Other Document 4

Supplemental Questions

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