Agriculture Extension Agent at University of Kentucky

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting Details Posting Details

Job Title Agriculture Extension Agent
Requisition Number RE44729
Working Title
Department Name 81E01: KCES Region East Area 01
Work Location Campbellsville, KY
Grade Level 00
Salary Range
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

No set minimum requirements.

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Required Related Experience

No set minimum requirements.

Required License/Registration/Certification None
Physical Requirements Job-related travel including overnight stays; visiting clientele at sites throughout the county (including farms); standing/walking for long periods; handling of average-weight objects up to 25 lbs.
Shift Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) with evenings and weekends as needed. Most weeks will exceed 40 hours.
Job Summary Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences in Taylor County.

Location: Campbellsville, KY

The Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences will develop, implement, and evaluate a plan of work based on locally identified needs which will lead to improved quality of living for families & individuals. Will plan and implement educational programs which focus on: 1) making healthy choices; 2) nurturing families; 3) embracing life as you age; 4) securing financial stability; 5) promoting healthy homes and communities; 6) accessing nutritious food; and 7) empowering community leaders. Will develop expertise and serve as a resource in family and consumer sciences programming areas including: food and nutrition; family resource management; human development and family relations; health, safety and wellness; leadership development; clothing and textiles; housing and the environment; home based and micro business. Will implement educational programs which strengthen families and individuals. Will develop and implement leadership programs such as Kentucky Extension Homemakers, resulting in the development of personal and organizational leadership skills.

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 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 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 Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with groups and 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. Demonstrated leadership and ability to serve as a positive role model.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in the field of Family & Consumer Sciences such as: Family & Consumer Sciences Education; Family Sciences; Family Studies; Child and Family Studies; Early Childhood Education; Child Development; Dietetics; Nutrition or Human Nutrition; Community Food Services; Food Science; Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles; Hospitality, Management and Tourism; Retailing and Tourism Management; Community & Leadership Development; Consumer Economics and Family Financial Counseling; Health Promotions; Health, Society & Populations; Health Communications; Leadership for Community Education & Human Learning; Social Work; Marriage & Family Therapy; Human Health Sciences; Public Health; Health & Human Performance / Health Studies; or Nursing.
Deadline to Apply 04/23/2024
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 - 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 check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Were you previously a UK Cooperative Extension summer intern?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you or a family member serve as a member on any county Extension District Board in Kentucky? If yes, please state the family member’s name and the county for which either you or this individual serves as a member of the Extension District Board. (Open Ended Question)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK’s online employment system?
    • (Diverse issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Journal of Extension
    • Handshake
    • Social Media - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
    • Received an email about the posting
    • Career Fair
    • MANRRS or Junior MANRRS
    • Local newspaper advertisement
    • LinkedIn
    • An employee, colleague, friend and/or family member

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic Transcript
Optional Documents


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