Extension Agent I - II
University of Florida UFL - Nassau, NY

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Requisition number:
0901760

POSITION INFORMATION

Requisition Title
Extension Agent I - II

Working Title
Extension Agent I - II - Agriculture & Natural Resources

Position number:
00014009

Advertised Salary:
Commensurate with Education and Experience

FLSA Status:
Exempt

Job Type
Full-Time

Job Category
Faculty

Work Location
Nassau

If other work location

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department:
60352045-AG-NASSAU

College/Unit
60352045-AG-NASSAU

POSTING TEXT

Job Description:
The agent in this position will plan, develop, implement, teach and evaluate agriculture and natural resource educational programs for adults and youth. The agent will be expected to maintain an effective program advisory committee with appropriate community representation. The agent must also develop and sustain effective working relationships with producer/commodity groups, community agencies, county government, media, and residents. The agent must be able to use computer technology for communication, teaching, and program management. Programmatic responsibilities include: agronomic, horticultural, and forestry crops; pasture and forages; livestock; natural resources industries; water quality; and other areas to be determined locally in cooperation with the program advisory committee.

The agent must have ability to design, teach and conduct community-based educational programs, manage volunteers, and develop a proactive 4-H Youth Development program. The agent will design and evaluate a variety of delivery methods to meet program objectives. The agent is expected to seek and obtain financial resources to support Extension programming when appropriate. He/she will follow University of Florida and County government policies and procedures and will provide leadership for management of all program components. The agent may be asked to assume other assignments and responsibilities in support of the total Extension program as assigned by the County Extension Director and District Extension Director.

Nassau County is a rural north Florida county with a population of approximately 75,000. Agriculture and related industries contribute 40% to the gross regional product and provide 10,260 jobs in the county. The Extension office is located in Callahan. Nassau County is becoming a home to several new residential developments and small farm ranchettes as new residents are relocating.

Minimum Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and/or university is required. A degree in agriculture, animal science, agronomy, agricultural economics, natural resources or closely related field is required. Significant progress to obtain a Master’s degree must be made within 5 years of employment.

The candidate must possess (or be able to obtain) and maintain a Florida driver’s license and be willing to travel in/out of the county with overnight travel, irregular hours and occasional weekend work. The successful candidate must pass appropriate county drug and background checks.

Preferred Qualifications:
A Master’s degree is preferred. Established residency in Nassau County is preferred, as it is expected that the agent will become a part of community life.

Health Assessment Required:
No

Special instructions to applicants:
Apply through the online UF application system (at https://jobs.ufl.edu ), referencing requisition # 0901760.

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.

TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION , PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING :
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

OR

Emailed to dlecuyer@ufl.edu

OR

Mailed to:
Ms. Dana LeCuyer

UF IFAS Human Resources

Faculty Recruitment and Hiring

P O Box 110281

Gainesville, FL 32611-0281

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.

Posting Date:
10/11/2012

Closing Date:
02/05/2013

Open Until Filled:

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