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Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources - Martin Co.

University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, US
Closing date
Jun 25, 2024

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Job Summary

Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Martin County

Location: Inez, KY

The Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources will provide leadership for educational programs in agriculture, horticulture and natural resources for Martin County. The Agent responsibilities include:

(1) developing the agricultural & horticultural proficiency of local citizens through educational programs

(2) providing agricultural expertise to answer questions and solve problems related to agriculture, horticulture and natural resources

(3) developing field trails, test demonstrations and result demonstrations in related areas

(4) utilizing and/or developing councils, advisory groups, and committees to facilitate community involvement in programming

(5) jointly sharing responsibility in community programming around issues involving leadership development, community involvement, local government, community services and other forms of community economic development. Emphasis on horticulture and diversified agriculture.

This position will serve all clientele ensuring that all youth and adults have an equal opportunity to participate in Extension programs regardless of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

All agents in a county will support the dissemination of useful and practical information on subjects relating to Agriculture, Family Consumer Sciences, 4-H and Community and Rural Development as outlined in the KRS statues 164.605 to 164.675.

State law requires a national and state criminal background check and a letter from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services stating the employee is clear to hire based on no findings of substantiated child abuse or neglect found through a background check of child abuse and neglect records as a condition of employment or involvement in this program.

Resume, cover letter and transcripts are required at time of application.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Demonstrate ability to communicate orally and in writing with groups, individuals and through mass media.

Ability to use the computer for program delivery and management.

Ability to visit clientele at sites throughout the county.

Ability to plan and teach educational programs.

Demonstrate leadership and ability to serve as a positive role model.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes Preferred Education/Experience

Master's Degree in Agronomy/Plant Science/Horticulture; Agriculture

Education/Leadership; Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology; Agriculture

Economics; Animal Sciences; Community and Leadership Development;

Equine Science and Management; General Agriculture; Forestry; Landscape

Architecture; Natural Resources and Environmental Science; Sustainable

Agriculture and Community Food Systems; General Biology; Ecology and

Evolutionary Biology; Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics; Physiology

and Behavior; Plant Biology. Driver's license preferred.

Deadline to Apply 07/03/2024 University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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