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County Extension Agent - 4-H/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 FOR CONSIDERATION, applicants must certify and submit an application on our organization’s jobs portal at http://jobs.uaex.edu

Posting Details

Posting Number

Posting Number 604

Position Information

Working Title County Extension Agent - 4-H/Agriculture
Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Commensurate with education and experience
Position Number N26095
Pay Grade Level
Split Appointment
Benefits Category Full-Time
Position Type Non-Classified

Department Information

Position Location Russellville - Pope County
Contact Person Sharon Reynolds
Contact Email sreynolds@uaex.edu
Contact phone/extension 5017331682
Contact fax 501-671-2323

Nature of Position

Summary

The 4-H Youth Development Agent works with volunteers, public schools, & other organizations to deliver research-based, hands-on learning experiences that foster positive & healthy youth development. The agent works with subject matter specialists to develop educational activities & recruits & trains volunteer leaders to work with youth in clubs & project groups. The 4-H agent works closely with a broad audience base & volunteers to conduct educational programs for youth.

Job Duties

The County Extension Agent – 4-H plans, conducts, and evaluates county 4-H programs. Maintains effective liaison with community and school leaders. Gives training and guidance to the 4-H volunteer leaders and foundation. Works effectively with 4-H/youth groups in workshops and school programs to develop life skills. Works effectively with individuals to develop skills in project work, talks, record books, and competitions.

Skills

Knowledge in one or more agriculture areas appropriate to the county assigned. Ability to speak & write clearly & communicate ideas effectively. 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 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 8:00 - 4:30, Monday - Friday, with frequent nights and weekends.
Posting Date 08/29/2017
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date

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

FOR CONSIDERATION, applicants must certify and submit an application on our organization’s jobs portal at http://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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