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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Fort Valley, Georgia

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Job Description

Job Description

FVSU (Fort Valley State University) Cooperative Extension Program - Perry, Georgia

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in agriculture or related field (farm background and/or experience helpful). Master's Preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with small/family farms, socially disadvantaged audiences, other USDA agencies, and community organizations.
  • Experience and knowledge in computer usage required.
  • Ability to compile, complete and submit timely report.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication required.
  • Ability to be creative and innovative in the design and implementation of effective educational programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people, cooperate and work as a team member, utilize a wide variety of teaching methods and respond positively to policy, administration, supervision and other program guidelines.

This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings, driver's license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel. Reimbursement for approved official travel expenses will be provided according to FVSU travel policy and guidelines.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide county programming for Cooperative Extension Program small/family farm program efforts through Agriculture and Natural Resources;
  • Responsible for managing ANR county-based programs in multi-counties through FVSU Cooperative Extension coverage area by providing educational programs for small, limited resource, and other underserved farmers and landowners.
  • Plan, conduct and evaluate an effective Cooperative Extension Program based on expressed needs of the target audience and program requirements.
  • Targets specific audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of work.
  • Develop farm plans, cash flow statements and provide record analysis of selected enterprises.
  • Make recommendations using economic analysis and sound agricultural practices.
  • Ensures Equal Employment Opportunity plan of FVSU Cooperative Extension is followed.
  • Coordinates related Extension activities with other appropriate County Extension Agents and agencies when feasible and/or appropriate.
  • May be given other responsibilities depending upon background, training and experience.

Work with all Agriculture and Natural Resources Specialists to coordinate and implement county-based programs. Support all areas and components of the Cooperative Extension Program. Work in harmony with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension County Staff.

Application

Complete on-line application and upload resume, official transcript(s) and three (3) letters of recommendations.



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