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Extension Agent for Horticulture Education - Boone Co.

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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Company
University of Kentucky
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
RE08369
AJE Ref #
575970325
Location
Lexington, KY
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY

Location: Burlington, Kentucky.

Boone County is located in Northern Kentucky. The Extension Agent for Horticulture Education will provide leadership for educational programs in home and commercial horticulture for Boone County. The Agent responsibilities include: (1) develop horticultural expertise of local citizens through educational programs such as the Master Gardener Program; (2) development of field trails, test demonstrations and result demonstrations in areas related to horticultural production; (3) serve as a resource to the community through answering horticultural related consumer questions; (4) utilize and/or develop councils, advisory groups, and committees to facilitate community involvement in programming; (5) jointly share responsibility in community programming around issues involving leadership development, community involvement, local government, community services and other forms of community economic development; (6) ensure that all youth and adults have an equal opportunity to participate in Extension programs regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

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.

Resume, cover letter, and transcript(s) are required at time of application.

SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES

Experience in designing, promoting, implementing and evaluating educational programs.

Commitment to working with adults and youth from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Demonstrated 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.

Demonstrated leadership and ability to serve as a positive role model in the community.

DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
No

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Bachelor or Masters degree in Horticulture, Agriculture or closely related field.

DEADLINE TO APPLY
09/13/2016

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this 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.