Extension Agent, Extension Warren County

Mississippi, United States
03 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

POSITION TYPE: Full-Time 12-Month
DEPARTMENT: 019175 - MSU Extension- Warren County
LOCATION: Warren County
CATEGORIES: Professional, Extension Agent

Departmental Profile:

Warren County Extension 
1100-C Grove Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Extension Agent will identify and organize information regarding clientele needs and assess the relevance, significance, and timeliness of identified needs in consultation with the County Extension Coordinator; develop an annual plan of work and measurable goals in collaboration with appropriate statewide priority program group and the County Extension Coordinator that adequately addresses identified needs: determine priorities, levels of effort, and scheduling to allow attainment of program goals; implement program plan; and evaluate program content, methods, and activities for program effectiveness and impact. The Extension Agent will support the County Extension Coordinator and adjacent Extension Agents in the assigned area to assure programming responds to local needs and to participate in county data reporting, including accountability reports to stakeholders; demonstrate sensitivity to key social, economic, and public issues; develop excellent relationships with educational, regulatory, and service organizations whose missions are relevant to the goals of Extension; and actively participate in local and state professional and civic organizations.

The Extension Agent will support 4-H clubs in Warren County toward the achievement of increased participation and strengthened 4-H programs. The Extension Agent will identify, recruit, and train local volunteer leaders to enable them to effectively perform their duties while serving on committees, clubs and/or organizations. The Extension Agent will follow system and agency guidance to ensure participant safety in camps and programs for minors and work with others to ensure a safe environment for participants in camps and programs for minors. The Extension Agent will be expected to work in the community resource development area as it relates to 4-H. The Extension Agent will be expected to actively engage in the Extension Southwest Region 4-H programs hosted in Warren County.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have an earned bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, or a field of study determined by Extension Administration to be closely related to the job duties from an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants must have a minimum of 15 semester credit hours successfully completed in agricultural courses. Applicants (without a master's degree) must have a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of college coursework on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must agree to complete a master's degree within five (5) academic years of employment. Applicants must maintain a valid driver's license.

You will be expected to establish and maintain your permanent residence in Warren County or closely adjacent county within 6 months of employment unless otherwise approved by the Extension Director and the Warren County Board of Supervisors.

Salary will be commensurate with level of qualification. Benefits include personal and medical leave, retirement, and medical insurance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in Agriculture and 4-H programming. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Excellent communication and leadership skills are essential. 

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

Must be able to work outside around plants and/or livestock. 

Instructions for Applying:

Must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu by completing the professional application and submitting a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and three references. Social security numbers should be redacted from transcripts prior to submission online.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.