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County Extension Agent - 4-H/Family & Consumer Sciences

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 613

Position Information

Working Title County Extension Agent - 4-H/Family & Consumer Sciences
Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Commensurate with education and experience
Position Number N26060
Pay Grade Level
Split Appointment
Benefits Category Full-Time
Position Type Non-Classified

Department Information

Position Location Huntsville - Madison County
Contact Person Sharon Reynolds
Contact Email sreynolds@uaex.edu
Contact phone/extension 501-671-2016
Contact fax 501-671-2323

Nature of Position

Summary

The County Extension Agent conducts practical, community-based educational programs to empower individuals, families, & communities in the area of 4-H & Youth Development nutrition, family well-being, health, food safety, & economic self-sufficiency. The agent works closely with a broad audience base & local volunteers to solicit support & participation within the county.

Job Duties

The County Extension Agent – 4-H/Family & Consumer Sciences assists in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the county Extension program in 4-H and youth development, volunteer development, and family and consumer sciences. Plans, delivers and evaluates research-based educational programs in the areas of health, nutrition, parenting, and financial management. Develops, conducts, and evaluates programs which address priority needs of the county. Develops programs that are designed to improve the well-being of Arkansas residents. Assists adults and families by building coalitions with community groups, agencies, and other organizations. Works with diverse clientele and colleagues and employs a variety of teaching methods.

Skills

Knowledge in one or more family & consumer sciences subject matter areas appropriate to the county assignment. Ability to speak & write clearly & communicate ideas effectively. Ability to work long, irregular hours & travel frequently. Ability to conduct & plan 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in family & consumer sciences, agriculture, or related field 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 Regular office hours are M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Frequent night meetings, travel outside of home county headquarters, some weekend work, and attendance at out of county training meetings.
Posting Date 09/18/2017
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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