County Ext. Agent - Agriculture

Type of Position:
Professional Staff - Extension

Workstudy Position:
No


Job Type:

Regular


Work Shift:


Sponsorship Available:
No


Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process and require reasonable accommodations, please contact the Division's Office of Inclusion, Access, and Compliance at bbatiste@uada.edu.

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or 479-502-9820.


Department:

CEA * Staff Chair * Garland County

Department's Website:


Summary of Job Duties:

The County Extension Agent - Agriculture conducts educational programs for county clientele in agriculture & 4-H youth with major efforts in commercial and homeowner horticulture also training and management of a large Master Gardener Volunteer program. The agent works closely with a broad audience base to solicit support & participation within the county.


Qualifications:


Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in horticulture or related area of study is required. Master's degree is preferred. Must have transportation for use on the job with liability insurance in effect. Must agree to a background check authorizing release of relevant Arkansas Child Abuse & Neglect Central Registry records.

Preferred Qualifications
Master Degree in Horticulture or related field. Extension experience including working with adult volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of agricultural subject matter appropriate to the county. Ability to plan & conduct programs & work with all clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Ability to speak &write clearly& communicate ideas effectively. Ability to work long & irregular hours & travel frequently.

Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:


Additional Information:


Special Instructions for the Applicant :

For consideration, applicants must upload a Resume, Cover letter, Transcript, and three (3) Letters of Recommendation. If you have technical issues uploading a document or if you would like to provide additional documentation after submitting your application, contact Human Resources at humanresources@uada.edu

Recruitment Contact Information:

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


Constant Physical Activity:

Talking


Frequent Physical Activity:

Talking


Occasional Physical Activity:

Talking


Benefits Eligible:

Yes