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Department: 117540 - North Central District- Randolph
Location: Asheboro, NC
Essential Job Duties:
North Carolina Cooperative Extension gives our residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, Cooperative Extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to North Carolina citizens.
The agent in this position will have educational responsibilities in all phases of field crop. The successful candidate must also conduct educational programs that focus on the profitability and sustainability of North Carolina field crops, utilizing best practices based on research to include the adoption of proven technology, business, and financial practices. In addition the successful candidate will also team with the NC Forest Service in Randolph County to develop and provide programming for area forest owners.
This position provides leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of an effective educational program to meet the needs of Randolph County in the areas of field crops. This position will also function as county pesticide education coordinator, and be responsible for coordinating educational training opportunities for private, public, and commercial operators to obtain and maintain their licenses. The agent will be expected to develop and market educational programs with measurable impacts and to collaborate with other agencies, groups, and organizations in order to more effectively reach intended audiences throughout the county.
One of the following educational requirements: – A Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in an agricultural or related field, – A Bachelor’s degree and the completion of at least one-half of coursework in a Master’s degree curriculum with a cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field, or – Completion of a Master’s degree with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field. Also required: a personal automobile; computer literacy; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs; willingness to work as a team member and support a total Extension program; and the ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities. Personal Attributes: Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the Extension Agent’s job requires that the individual possess habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, and a genuine appreciation for the worth of the individual. The employee must be adept in both oral and written communication. The Extension Agent is eligible to become a member of the non-tenure track/special faculty at North Carolina State University. The Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating that phase of Extension programs within assigned areas of program responsibility. The Extension Agent cooperates with colleagues in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and leaders in performing assigned responsibilities. The performance of assigned responsibilities is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
A bachelor's degree in agronomy, agricultural education, or a related agricultural field is required.
Travel within the district and assigned county is required. Occasional travel outside the district is also required.
A Master's degree is preferred. Extension or other professional experience, including a high level of computer competency, is desired.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: NC-002228-1118
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