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Department: 117602 - South Central District - Anson
Location: Wadesboro, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The County Extension Agent is a member of the faculty of North Carolina State University. The County Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating that phase of county Extension programs within assigned areas of program responsibility.
This position provides leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of an effective educational program to meet the needs of the county population in the following areas of responsibility: livestock, row crops and Voluntary Agriculture District Program. Programs are designed to enhance and showcase the profitability and economic viability of the agricultural economy of Anson County.
The person selected for this position will be responsible for educational programming and informational assistance related to all phases of row crop production and management and livestock production and management.
The successful candidate is expected to be a team player working with the Anson Extension staff and other organizations, possess a high degree of subject matter competence, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to work independently. This person should be able to:
Develop and maintain organized Agriculture programs that follow North Carolina Cooperative Extension, North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, state, county and national laws, policies, and guidelines.
Determine clientele needs and impact by assessing and evaluating the Agriculture program and services on a regular basis.
Work collaboratively with other Extension programs, staff, agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the Agriculture program.
Network with neighboring Agents, University Specialists, and local Ag Producers to plan and implement innovative research test plots and educational field days, reporting findings for publication.
Promote Agriculture within the community.
Other duties as assigned.
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 an agricultural or related field.
Some travel within the district and state is required. Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends and be able to handle multiple tasks and establish priorities.
The applicant must be self-directed and possess a strong work ethic with skills in leadership, communications, networking, budgeting and public relations.
A Bachelor's degree in the area of Animal Science, Agronomy or related area of science is preferred. Knowledge and experience in communications, presentation, public relations/marketing, leadership, time management, organization, technology, networking, and resource development are also preferred.
Required license or certification:
Valid Driver's License and reliable, personal transportation required. Valid North Carolina driver's license is required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.
Position Number: SC-00061447-0219
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