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Extension Agent/Agriculture & Natural Resources/Bowman County
Post Date: 01/20/2022
Close Date: 02/16/2022
Company:
North Dakota State University

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https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2939126&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$30,000 - $49,999

Location:
Bowman, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details:

The Extension agent will work collaboratively with a team of Extension, research professionals, county residents and leaders to provide exceptional education, collaboration and facilitation for the agricultural and natural resources and 4-H youth development programs in Bowman County.

This is a full-time position serving Bowman County. This position is based in the NDSU Extension-Bowman County office located in Bowman, ND. Supervision is provided by the Extension district director serving Bowman County.

Responsibilities:

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Educate

Develop and enhance an effective agricultural and natural resource program that supports the growth and development of sustainable land and communities. Programming includes horticulture, agronomy/cropping systems, farm business management/crop marketing, livestock production/management, and 4-H youth development for adult and youth audiences.
Successful Extension programs require agents to:

Conduct needs assessment and issue identification that result in programs based on the needs of county residents.
Interpret and integrate pertinent research information into educational programs.
Develop expertise in subject matter competency area(s).
Plan, implement, deliver and evaluate educational programs.
Market and share impact of programming through mass and social media.Anchor

Provide education and co-leadership in major county programs in 4-H and respective agriculture and natural resources program 4-H areas, in collaboration with the office team.

Provide community and economic development education relating to the agriculture and natural resources program.

Collaborate and Facilitate

Develop strong working relationships with local Extension staff, state specialists, community leaders, media, agricultural related industry, locally based federal and state agricultural partners, and county fair or achievement day committees/boards to enhance agriculture and natural resources programming and 4-H youth development opportunities.
Collaborate with local teams to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate the 4-H youth development program and ensure a safe, supportive environment for youth and volunteers.
Assist with multicounty, regional and state activities in the agricultural and natural resources and 4-H youth development program areas.

Other

Ensure compliance with federal, tribal, state, and local law, policies and procedures, including Civil Rights, youth protection and NDSU Human Resources.
Be an active learner to keep relevant with new teaching strategies, advances in the professional field, technology, news and related research.
Be self-directed with minimal supervision in the work environment.
Some weekend and evening work is required.
Travel within the county and occasional travel outside the county is required.
Overnight trips are required on occasion for meetings, 4-H youth development activities and professional development.
Perform other duties as assigned in support of Extension programming.

Behavioral expectations include:

Represent NDSU Extension in a manner that reflects well on yourself, other Extension employees and Extension as a whole.
Work ethically, with integrity, and respect confidentiality.
Contribute to an environment of cooperative, supportive and positive working relationships with co-workers and clientele.
Resolve differences constructively. Use tact and courtesy at all times.
Use effective time management.
Exhibit positive attitude, image, personal motivation and professionalism.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday

8:00 - 5:00

Some evening and weekend work is required

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience and qualificiations

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, agricultural economics, animal science, crop and weed science, production agriculture, soil science, agribusiness, agriculture communication, agricultural education or closely related field with the academic capacity to successfully enroll in a relevant graduate program in the future.

2. The ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.

3. Basic computer skills and ability to use Microsoft office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

4. Ability to use technology for communication, information finding, program delivery, and reporting.

5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media.

6. Ability to conduct oneself professionally, be self-directed in the work environment and work flexible and extended hours.

7. Familiarity with various ethnic and socioeconomic audiences, an interest and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of diversity.

8. Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in an agricultural/horticultural related field.

2. Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.

3. Experience in designing and delivering educational programs.

4. Experience with problem solving and conflict management.

5. Experience disseminating information through social and mass media.

6. Recent Extension work experience.

7. Working knowledge of and experience with 4-H and/or other youth programs.

8. Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of agriculture in western North Dakota, including expertise in livestock production and/or local cropping practices.

Applicant Materials Required:

1. Cover letter including how you meet any or all minimum and preferred qualifications

2. Resume

3. Unofficial transcripts

4. Include 3 professional references in reference section of application

Screening will begin 2/16/22

Benefits:

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
We collectively acknowledge that we gather at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, agricultural economics, animal science, crop and weed science, production agriculture, soil science, agribusiness, agriculture communication, agricultural education or closely related field with the academic capacity to successfully enroll in a relevant graduate program in the future.

2. The ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.

3. Basic computer skills and ability to use Microsoft office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

4. Ability to use technology for communication, information finding, program delivery, and reporting.

5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media.

6. Ability to conduct oneself professionally, be self-directed in the work environment and work flexible and extended hours.

7. Familiarity with various ethnic and socioeconomic audiences, an interest and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of diversity.

8. Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in an agricultural/horticultural related field.

2. Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.

3. Experience in designing and delivering educational programs.

4. Experience with problem solving and conflict management.

5. Experience disseminating information through social and mass media.

6. Recent Extension work experience.

7. Working knowledge of and experience with 4-H and/or other youth programs.

8. Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of agriculture in western North Dakota, including expertise in livestock production and/or local cropping practices.

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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