Position X1737: Program Area: Clientele Served: Headquarters: Extension Agent Agriculture & Community Economic Development Adult Lexington, TN Screening of applicants' credentials will begin 09/08/2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Date Issued: Effective Date: 08/08/2017 11/01/2017 SALARY Commensurate with training and experience. This position is funded jointly by UT Extension and Henderson County. Henderson County Government funds 22% of the position salary and benefits costs. BENEFITS Group hospitalization and life insurance; State Retirement; Workers' Compensation; study, sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs, including liberal time off for holidays, and longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel. RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan, execute, and evaluate educational programs in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Keep abreast of the latest information in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Marketing and Community Economic Development to meet the educational needs of the county. Establish and maintain good working relationships with Extension staff, commercial producers, agri-business, agricultural agencies, and general public. Develop a cadre of supporters, program partners, and volunteers to aid in the delivery of programs. Secure extramural funds through grants, fee-based programs, and gifts. Provide accurate and timely reporting of program accomplishments and impacts into the UT Extension reporting system. Responsible to the County Director in all administrative and program matters. Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status. Assume other responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications NEW APPLICANTS REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, or closely related field is required. A 2.7 cumulative GPA (BS degree on a 4-point scale) or an earned Master's Degree is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a MS Degree, and/or work experience in a related field. A complete application package will include a 1) letter of interest, 2) resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) official or unofficial transcripts showing degree(s) conferred. Please apply online by clicking this link: Apply for Extension Educator Positions UT Extension Phone: (865) 974-7245 212 D Morgan Hall Fax: (865) 974-0882 Knoxville TN 37996-4525 E-mail: UTExtensionPersonnel@utk.edu Web Site: http://utextension.tennessee.edu
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.