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University of Florida - IFAS

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Job title: Regional Specialized Extension Agent I, II, or III - Sustainable Ag
Job location: Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
Requisition code: 0900272
Date posted: 01/22/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Commensurate with Education and Experience

Job Classification

Job Category:Ag Education / 4-H
Animal Health/Science

Job Description

Job description:
Regional Specialized Extension Agent I, II, or III
Sustainable Agriculture/Extension Technology Systems

Application deadline: February 14, 2013

This is a 12-month, permanent status accruing position with Leon County Extension and the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and is 100% Extension.

The successful candidate will: 1) plan, conduct, teach and evaluate educational programs for clientele involved in small agricultural enterprises and rural lifestyles such as vegetable and fruit production, livestock and forage production, herb production, plant nursery production, forestry, and agri-tourisim for the Northwest Extension District; 2) work with the UF-IFAS Small Farms Extension Team to develop a needs assessment, and then coordinate the design of sustainable agriculture/small farms web-based teaching modules to be used to enhance small farms education statewide; 3) collaborate with all Leon County Extension faculty to produce educational tools that will market Extension, reach and teach more clientele, and provide a vehicle to effectively evaluate each subject matter area. Examples of such tools include interactive video, web-based interactive educational materials, enhanced web pages, web surveys, and podcasts; 4) cooperate with faculty colleagues on program delivery through consultation, technical support, and instructional seminars/workshops; 5) Maintain a leadership/advisory role with the North Florida Fair; and 6) carry out other duties as outlined by the County Extension Director and District Extension Director.

Leon County is the home of Florida’s state capital, with approximately 671 square miles and a population of almost 245,000. Though it is primarily an urban county, its comprehensive plan intends to preserve an outlying rural area of lower population density.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
The candidates for this position must hold a Master’s degree, but a Ph.D. degree is preferred. Degrees may be in agriculture, animal or plant science, agricultural education and/or communications, or a closely-related field. All candidates must have an interest and show demonstrated skills in using the worldwide web and various web-based tools in education. The candidate will be expected to attain promotion and permanent status per state faculty guidelines. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS and Leon County core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. The candidate must establish residency in Leon County within 6 months of employment. Leon County may require drug testing and additional requirements for employment.
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