Extension Agent I - II
University of Florida UFL - Marion, FL

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Extension Agent I - II

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Extension Agent I - II - Community Resource Efficiency

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The Community Resource Efficiency Extension Agent is a 12-month, permanent status accruing position with University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/ IFAS ) Extension at Marion County. This position has a 100% Extension assignment. The successful candidate will 1) develop and implement programs that address citizen education in resource efficiency in Marion County including but not limited to protection of water resources, water conservation, green building practices, and alternative energy options; 2) develop partnerships with private and public enterprises involved in conservation work (e.g., water, energy, and related areas) that will further efforts to create healthy, resource-efficient communities; and 3) continue training volunteers in conjunction with Florida LAKEWATCH . The incumbent will develop educational programs for the general public, contractors and policy makers; present educational workshops in subject matter areas; market the educational program; and acquire grants. The candidate will maintain an advisory committee to assist in developing program direction and will be expected to attain promotion and permanent status per state faculty guidelines.

BACKGROUND : Located in Central Florida, Marion County has many hydrologic features including three first magnitude springs. With a growing population of more than 300,000 people, residents are challenged with elements of community growth, preservation of agriculture and protection of natural resources.

Minimum Requirements:
Applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in a subject area such as environmental science, soil and water science, hydrology, civil engineering, or a related field. The applicant must show a demonstrated interest in public policy as it relates to community resource efficiency. All candidates must prove ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders (including private landowners, developers, and individuals in local, regional, state federal and non-governmental organizations) and to create and conduct a public education/outreach program. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system and must have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement and accountability.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with educational program development for water conservation is preferred. Experience equivalent to working in a public policy setting is highly desirable. In particular, experience working with city/county codes, ordinances and regulations is preferred. Experience working with either US Green Building Council or Florida Green Building Coalition certified green projects are desirable.

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Application Instructions

Apply through the online UF application system (at https://jobs.ufl.edu ), referencing requisition # 0902953.

Please complete an online application and attach your Resume or CV, as well as a cover letter that describes how your experience and qualifications have prepared you for this position.

You must apply online no later than 11:00 PM on the position closing date.


You must submit unofficial copies of all transcripts and/or coursework of your academic degrees. You may attach these as an “other” document, or you may submit to our office as directed below. An unofficial copy is acceptable for the application process, but before you can be hired, IFAS Human Resources must have the official transcript for your highest degree on file. Official transcripts must be issued directly to our office from the institution.

Also, all applicants must have at least three reference rating forms on file. Reference forms must be less than one year old. If you have not already done so, please contact your professional/academic references and ask that they complete a reference rating form on your behalf. The form is located at http://personnel.ifas.ufl.edu/ref_form.pdf .

Please also complete and submit the Previous Employment Form (located at http://personnel.ifas.ufl.edu/prev_employment.pdf ).

With the exception of official transcripts, all items submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the next business day after the position closing date. All documents submitted by fax or email must be received no later than the next business day. If your official transcripts will arrive after the closing date, you must also submit unofficial transcripts by the deadline.

Requested reference forms and transcripts should be submitted as follows:

Faxed to the IFAS Office of Human Resources, Faculty Recruitment and Hiring, Attention Dana LeCuyer at 352-392-3226
Emailed to dlecuyer@ufl.edu
Mailed to:

Ms. Dana LeCuyer
UF IFAS Human Resources
Faculty Recruitment and Hiring
P O Box 110281
Gainesville, FL 32611-0281

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( NACES ), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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