Extension Edger Job Description Sample
Program Assistant III (Nutrition Outreach Instructor) - Extension Service, Randolph And Upshur Counties
The WVU Extension Service (WVUES) is seeking applications for a Program Assistant III (Nutrition Outreach Instructor) position. This position, headquartered in Randolph County, will lead the delivery of direct education andpublic health outreach for limited-resource, low-income children, families andindividuals, including basic nutrition, food safety and physical activitylessons and information as part of the state, grant-funded WV Family NutritionProgram (FNP). This position will primarily serve adults and young children in Randolph and Upshur Counties.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will travel through the county daily to:
Identify, recruit, enroll and graduate participants for the Family Nutrition Program (a series of research based nutrition education lessons designed to increase the knowledge and improve the behaviors of low-income families and youth.
Apply effective teaching strategies according to participants needs and teach subject matter using approved resources through a variety of settings. Conduct pre and post evaluations to show changes in behavior, knowledge and skill.
Develop, network and maintain positive relationships with a variety of community and state organizations and agencies.
Recruit, train and supervise program volunteers.
Prepare articles based on relevant research-based information. Market programs through various media sources.
Acquire needed donations and facilities for programs within the county.
Communicate effectively with supervisor and other faculty and staff to ensure a positive work situation and gather information regarding clientele needs and local opportunities for programming. Obtain and maintain current knowledge of the communities in the area being served such as demographics and local health and human services.
Seek opportunities to increase programming efforts in the area of public health nutrition and lifestyle intervention.
Collaborate with community partners to develop, plan, implement and evaluate unique public health projects and outreach efforts.
Assist with collecting and analyzing data to identify community needs prior to planning.
Serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers and the community. Support other Extension program when appropriate.
Prepare and submit records, reports, pre/post tests, forms, surveys, and other methods of collecting program data as required. Maintain accurate and updated databases using Web-NEERS and other reporting tools.
Maintain directory of county partners, facilities and volunteers. Prepare Memorandums of Understanding for partners to secure facilities, program delivery, evaluations, etc.
Attend and participate in statewide, regional and local meetings, training and professional development opportunities.
The WVU Extension Service is a primary outreachdivision of West Virginia University, embracing the heart of the University'sland-grant mission. With offices in each of the state's 55counties, Extension helps West Virginians improve their quality of lifeand solve problems through the application of research and evidence-basedknowledge. Our educators and volunteers build and help sustain collaborationsand partnerships with people and organizations across the state to improvetheir lives and communities.
Pay Grade: 15
High School Diploma or GED Required
Associates Degree in related field or equivalent, relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the education beyond high school.
2-3 years experience working with low-income and diverse audiences; working with volunteers; networking with community/local organizations; household management (i.e. cooking, money management); maintaining accurate records and reports.
Preferred experience in basic nutrition, food safety and physical activity lessons.
Extension Agent (Ced, Liberty County)
Extension Agent (CED, Liberty County)
Prairie View A&M University
Adloc Cooperative Extension Programs
Proposed Minimum Salary
Prairie View, Texas
The Extension Agent, under general supervision, implements, plans, and evaluates educational programs and activities in for the Community and Economic program area; supports and assists in the implementation of educational programs and activities in program areas for which other staff members have assigned leadership responsibilities.
Responsible for implementing the planned educational programs and activities in assigned program areas which address critical issues and/or emerging needs in Liberty County; Supports and assists in the implementation of educational programs and activities in program areas for which other staff members have assigned leadership responsibilities;
Responsible for planning with committees, task forces, groups, and organizations to conduct educational programs and activities; Develops comprehensive outcome and output program plans which address base programs, critical issues, and clientele needs; Plans evaluation strategies for outcome directed programs and significant program activities; Plans regularly with the total staff to coordinate programming efforts; Coordinates and collaborates with other agencies, groups, and organizations to plan educational programs.
Utilizes appropriate evaluation strategies/techniques to determine the progress of outcome programs and other program activities in reaching the objectives of the county program by providing training, consulting and technical assistance to youth, adults, entrepreneurs, homeowners, farmers, ranchers, small businesses, and/or community organizations; Utilizes evaluation results to make program revisions and modifications; Utilizes evaluation data and program outcomes to interpret program impacts to elected officials, key leaders, and stakeholders.
Maintains appropriate communications with county, district, and administrative staff at PVAMU to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the county program; Prepares monthly, annual and special reports and outcome program summaries to demonstrate results of planning, program accomplishments, and changes in behavior resulting from the educational programs; Conducts multiple interpretation events for county and state elected officials to report on program accomplishments and outcomes.
Develops a long-range professional improvement plan with the appropriate PVAMU-CEP Regional Program Leader and District Extension Administrator and appropriate input from Regional Program Leaders; Develops annual individual development plan which addresses short-term professional improvement needs and career goals; Participates in formal and informal training opportunities to increase knowledge and skills and maintain technical competencies; Participates in regularly scheduled county staff conferences to coordinate plans, activities, and joint work to promote staff teamwork and to make the best use of each agent's time; Assists in the maintenance of files, mailing lists, membership rolls of Extension-related organizations, and inventories; Keeps informed on and complies with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program of Cooperative Extension Program; Cooperates with the county coordinator and other staff members in the development and implementation of an EEO Action Plan for the county office unit; Conducts annual performance review with each support staff member the agent is assigned to supervise or coordinates with other staff members with joint supervision responsibilities for the review.
The responsibilities of the Extension Agent are performed in a professional manner through coordination and cooperation with other county staff members under the supervision of the Regional Program Leader; Understands job duties and responsibilities of an Extension Agent and accepts the responsibilities associated with the position; Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to get along with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
Required Education and Experience:
No prior experience required for positions that are not designated as an urban county. Positions for designated urban counties require three (3) years of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master's degree in Business, Accounting, Economic Development, Community Development or related field.
One to three years' demonstrated experience in program delivery for under-served and under-represented audiences.
Demonstrated experience in volunteer management and development of educational presentations.
Demonstrated knowledge of the 1890 Land-grant system and philosophy.
Proficient/advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
Technical competence in appropriate subject matter and the ability to apply this knowledge to the solution of problems.
Understanding of the learning and development processes of youth and adults.
Knowledge of a variety of teaching methods to provide effective learning experiences.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Job Posting Close Date:
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either "Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter" on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the "Resume/CV" or Resume/Cover Letter" attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Central Kansas District Crop Production Extension Agent
About This Role:
Central Kansas District consists of Ottawa and Saline counties. The population of the district is 62,000. Offices are located in Minneapolis and Salina and house the seven extension agents, four office professionals, and one 4-H program assistant. The district has two colleges, seven public school districts, eleven high schools, a regional medical center, and is a shopping and employment hub. There are 433,265 acres of cropland. Major crops are wheat, soybean, corn, grain, sorghum, and forage crops. This position will be highly specialized in the area of crop production and will be responsible for programming throughout the district.
Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas.
This position will provide primary leadership for the development, dissemination and implementation of research-based educational programs related to production, management and marketing issues involved in crop production. Programs will include but are not limited to: tillage, planting, and variety selection; irrigation; weed, disease, and pest control; soil testing and fertilization; harvesting and post-harvest handling; sustainable practices; soil and water conservation and quality; risk management including crop marketing, crop insurance, and farm bill; decision tools including crop leasing arrangements; and bio-energy.
Primary Area of Responsibility:
Offices in Minneapolis and Salina. Primary office location for this position is Salina.
Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas. Agents are administratively responsible to the Director of K-State Research and Extension (represented by a designated administrator) and the local extension board.
Provide primary leadership for the development, dissemination and implementation of research-based educational programs related to production, management and marketing issues involved in crop production. Programs will include but are not limited to: tillage, planting, and variety selection; irrigation; weed, disease, and pest control; soil testing and fertilization; harvesting and post-harvest handling; sustainable practices; soil and water conservation and quality; risk management including crop marketing, crop insurance, and farm bill; decision tools including crop leasing arrangements; and bio-energy.
Share responsibility for the 4-H youth development programming related to crop production and assist at the county fairs as needed.
Programming will include these steps:
Identify local needs and emerging issues related to K-State Research and Extension's five Grand Challenges (water, community vitality, health, developing tomorrow's leaders and global food systems) by engaging with program development committees and other community organizations and professionals.
Design appropriate educational strategies to engage clientele. These strategies might include delivering educational programming in a community-based setting, coordinating events and activities that provide experiential learning opportunities, using innovative technologies, providing individual educational consultations and facilitating groups seeking similar educational outcomes. Some overnight travel and evening and weekend work will be required.
Develop and implement strategies to expand the reach of educational programming to under-served audiences and to make certain K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider of educational programming.
Collect and communicate evidence of educational program impact.
Develop specialized knowledge and skills by engaging as a member of the Crop Production Program Focus Team.
Secure external funding such as grants, gifts and cost recovery to supplement local tax revenue to support and expand educational programming.
Serve as a member of the Central Kansas District team cooperating in the planning and delivery of district-wide programming and related events.
What You'll Need to Succeed:
Academic coursework and/or professional development and professional employment related to the position responsibilities.
Evidence of strong academic and/or professional performance as documented by college transcripts, acceptance into a graduate program or documented success in increasingly responsible professional positions.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media.
Leadership skills as evidenced by working with individuals, groups and co-workers.
Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain a valid driver's license.
Experience working with adults and youth from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Commitment to personal professional development.
Ability to utilize electronic communication and computer applications to fulfill programming responsibilities.
Self-motivation and ability to work with a minimum of supervision, balancing multiple projects.
Experience working with individuals, groups and co-workers to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by previous leadership roles.
Ability to design, promote, implement and evaluate educational programs.
Skills in group facilitation.
Knowledge of adult and youth teaching/learning processes.
Experience in seeking and administering external grant funding.
- Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
Salary, Benefits, and Professional Development:
Salary commensurate with professional experience and available funding as negotiated by the regional extension director, the local extension board and the applicant. The base starting salary is $41,500 for a BS degree with no professional experience and $45,500 for a MS degree with no professional experience.
Extension agents are Kansas State University educators and have the Board of Regents retirement plan, health and life insurance and vacation and sick leave. Depending on the date of hire there is a minimum of 30-day waiting period for health insurance. For a complete list of benefits see: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/overview/
Reimbursement for travel related to achieving program objectives.
New agents are provided approximately 15 days of new agent professional development on the K-State campus during the first six to nine months. These 15 days are spread out in four different weeks. In addition, new agents spend at least three weeks with a mentor agent during the first year.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
Cover Letter (detailing experiences related to responsibilities and qualifications)
Contact Information and Email addresses for five (5) professional references (include on application). References will be requested upon submission of application.
Copy of academic transcripts showing degree(s) received. (For applicants still in college, a list of courses from the college/university website is acceptable.
Screening of Applications Begins:
Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2019. Interviews will be March 12, 2019.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
Advertised: 18 Jan 2019 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Feb 2019 Central Standard Time
Literacy KC: University Of Missouri Extension Program Coord.
In today's economy, MU Extension's primary emphasis is on jobs. MU Extension advises small business owners; helps displaced workers find new jobs; provides education for families to make better financial decisions; prepares young people with skills for the future workforce; helps farmers be more profitable; and works with local leaders to help them make wise decisions for their communities.
MU Extension programs in agriculture, community development, human environmental sciences, business development, youth development and continuing education tap into university research to respond to Missourians' current needs, particularly in KC's urban core. University of Missouri Extension is a sub-site of the Literacy KC VISTA Program. The Literacy KC VISTA Program seeks to address illiteracy through a concentration on traditional literacy as well as health literacy, financial literacy, and digital literacy. The VISTA members and organizations that participate in the Literacy KC VISTA Program take a holistic, collaborative approach to literacy, building the organizations' capacity to serve their clients, and addressing poverty in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours . Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development , Education . Skills :
Education , Public Speaking , Writing/Editing , Conflict Resolution , Leadership , Computers/Technology , Team Work , Non-Profit Management , Recruitment , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Business/Entrepreneur , Community Organization , Social Services , Communications , Urban Planning.
Extension Assistant 1 Or 2 4-H Youth Development
Campus/Location:Penn State ExtensionDate Announced:01/17/2019Date Closing:01/23/2019Job Number:85154Level/Salary Band:
- 01 – D – Non-exempt
- 02 – E – Non-exempt
Work Unit: College of Agricultural SciencesDepartment:Extension - Blair CountyFull/Part Time:Full–Time
Penn State Extension in Blair County is seeking an individual who will function as a team member of the Penn State Extension 4-H Youth Development Team to support the local 4-H program. Major responsibilities will include planning, marketing, implementing, conducting and evaluating educational programs for youth involved in a wide range of 4-H curriculum areas and delivery methods.
This includes maintaining and expanding existing local 4-H club programs, supervision of programs delivered by volunteers, building community collaborations and partnerships, and developing a professional development plan. Specific program responsibilities include: Provide the expertise to compliment and support the 4-H efforts through individual and team efforts that will expand 4-H clubs and other outreach to youth, including school enrichment and camping opportunities.
Provide leadership education to volunteers and youth. Identify opportunities and educational needs of youth in the county and provide age appropriate educational opportunities for those individuals. Ensure that leaders and participating youth comply with state guidelines and adhere to 4-H policies.
Prepare educational materials that are relevant to and that enhance the educational process for targeted individuals and groups. Ensure compliance with the affirmative action plan. Through public notification and "All Reasonable Efforts," make all programs accessible to clientele without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Director of Programs and Area Extension Educator. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1.
Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Candidate should possess teaching and program planning skills and demonstrate positive human relations and effective communication skills necessary to work effectively with youth, parents, leaders, government officials, and the general public. Must have a valid driver's license and use of a private automobile. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard
Extension Specialist, Nutrition Education Program Coordinator, Family & Consumer Sciences
POSITION X1902 Extension Specialist,Nutrition Education Program Coordinator
LOCATION Departmentof Family & Consumer Sciences, UT Extension, Institute of Agriculture, TheUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
EFFECTIVE DATE Screening of applicants'credentials will begin immediately. Anticipated effective date is March 1, 2019.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salaryis commensurate with training and experience. This is a grant-funded position.Continued employment is contingent upon performance and funding. Benefitsinclude group hospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement;Workers' Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennesseeand state benefits programs, including liberal time off for holidays andlongevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.
The Extension Specialist provides leadership forplanning, implementing and evaluating a statewide nutrition education programthat serves limited resource individuals and families eligible to receive
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or meet the guidelinesfor the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). The Specialistworks under the supervision of the Department Head in the UT ExtensionDepartment of Family and Consumer Sciences.
This positionhas statewide responsibilities and will perform the following duties:
Serve as the University of Tennessee Extension'sExpanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and SupplementalNutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Coordinator.
Provide leadership for a program of activities thatmeets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, nationalorigin, age, sex, disability, religion, or veteran status.
Secure external funding to support the SNAP-Edprogram implemented by UT Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Department.
Provide leadership, guidance, and supervision tostate program team in program planning, implementation, and evaluation oflimited resource nutrition programs in partnership with regional and countystaff efforts.
Develop effective internal and external programrelationships to benefit limited resource nutrition education programs.
Comprehend, interpret and implement policiesrelevant to EFNEP and SNAP-Ed programs.
Prepare staff training materials related to programpolicies and program objectives.
Conduct in-service training for Extension staff andpartners.
Provide day-to-day administrative oversight of theactivities of SNAP-Ed contract deliverables.
Develop and manage statewide SNAP-Ed and EFNEPbudgets and monitor expenditures.
Maintain documentation for SNAP-Ed and EFNEPbudgets.
Provide documentation for SNAP-Ed, EFNEP,Extension, and partner agencies, as appropriate.
Capably manage records and reports, giving properattention to policy and procedural concerns.
Work with subject matter and evaluation faculty toimplement best practice curricula, data collection, and nutrition education andpublic health approaches.
Provide leadership for developing and maintainingstate and local coalitions.
Author relevant publications for statewide programimplementation and support.
Develop written reports and assessments of programefforts and outcomes.
Effectively maintain partnerships and externalstakeholders, including Tennessee State University EFNEP and SNAP-Ed.
Assume other duties as assigned.
Master'sdegree in nutrition, public health, or Family and Consumer Sciences
Fouryears' work experience without an earned doctorate as an Extension Assistant,Agent, or related position in private or public sectors
Abilityto organize, apply sound judgment, work independently, communicate, andcollaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams
Abilityto form a task force and facilitate the committee
Possessesskills to see program impacts through data and applied research and share thatinformation with stakeholders
Abilityto stay within a budget and manage all aspects of grant requirements
Abilityto supervise exempt, non-exempt and/or student employees working on program.
Abilityto work with volunteers and do all Minors on Campus checks
Expectedto have skills to conduct innovative programs, demonstrate teachingeffectiveness, implement applied research, and have success in garneringextramural funding
Doctoratein a related discipline with 1 to 3 years' experience
Experienceusing Microsoft Office Suite--Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Knowledgein Public Health and/or Nutrition Education.
Please apply online byclicking the link below
Submit a complete applicationpacket which includes a 1) letter of interest, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae,3) and official or unofficial transcripts showing degree(s) conferred.
Inquiries may be made to:
Dr. Laura Stephenson
Assistant Dean &Department Head
Family & Consumer Sciences
Phone: (865) 974-7384
Fax: (865) 974-1068
E-mail: email@example.com Web Site: https://ag.tennesee.edu/fcs
Second Shift Toll Collector - Powhite Parkway Extension (Take Advantage Of Our NEW Rate!!)
Do you have excellent customer service skills? Do you work well in a busy atmosphere? Do you love helping people? Are you looking for some extra income and have evening/weekend time available for work? We've raised our wages! Effective immediately, the Toll Collector rate increases to $10.25 per hour! At this time, we're looking to fill full-time and part-time shifts, so apply now while we have open spots! If you're looking to make some extra income part time or full time by servicing the awesome customers of the Powhite Parkway Extension, then we have a job for you!
We are looking for Toll Collectors to work between the hours of 1PM - 10PM. To be eligible for the position, you MUST have a valid license in the State of Virginia, and your own reliable vehicle. Classroom training is held Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am - 4pm, and on the job training is held Saturday and Sunday, TBD, for one week. You MUST be available to attend training the entire week. Weekend availability is required.
The Toll Collector position is responsible for accurately classifying vehicles, collecting tolls and providing change to motorists traveling through a toll lane. This position is essentially in an outdoor work environment, subject to weather conditions. Crossing traffic lanes safely requires good mobility, vision and hearing to be alert to traffic conditions. Peak traffic conditions require a high volume of transactions to be processed under demanding conditions. This work impacts the traveling public and as such requires courtesy, efficiency, and professionalism at all times.
Proficiently operate the Department's toll collection equipment according to procedure.
Accurately classify vehicles and collect proper toll amounts from motorists traveling through a toll lane.
Accurately make change for various U.S. bill denominations in a timely manner, issue receipts to motorists and write insufficient fund slips.
Accurately complete operational reports reflecting toll lane activity. At end of shift, balance cash and prepare accurate cash deposits on monies collected and tickets received.
Speak and understand English proficiently to effectively communicate with motorists and respond to inquiries in a courteous, professional and helpful manner.
Provides on the job training to new hired toll collectors and existing employees when needed.
High school diploma or GED.
Successfully pass English, math and cash calculation tests.
Required to possess and maintain a current/valid driver's license.
Availability to work weekend hours based on business needs
Ability to handle high traffic volume quickly and efficiently.
Ability to safely walk across toll lanes and climb/descend stairs while carrying up to 30 pounds.
Ability to walk long distances.
Ability to determine vehicle classification by visual inspection.
Ability to handle money and make change.
Ability to determine correct tolls based on a numerical table provided.
Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly.
Interpersonal communication skills.
Cash handling experience on a computerized system.
Final candidates for this position will need to successfully complete drug screening and a background investigation, which may include a criminal and credit check along with DMV.
Extension Agent, Horticulture
This position requires an understanding of consumer and commercial horticulture in both urban and rural settings. Agriculture in Pitt is diversified with major horticulture crops being sweet potatoes, cucumbers, butterbeans, leafy greens, and strawberries.
There is an increased demand for farmers market produce vendors. Urban horticulture includes community gardens, landscaping, agritourism, nurseries and greenhouses. Responsibilities include development of educational programming in consumer/home horticulture; commercial horticulture commodities; and pesticide education.
The agent would train and supervise a large Extension Master Gardener program and manage the 7-acre Pitt County Arboretum. Need to be able to lift 50lbs. One of the following educational requirements: - A Bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in an agricultural or related field, - A Bachelor's degree and the completion of at least one-half of coursework in a Master's degree curriculum with a cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field, or - Completion of a Master's degree with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field.
Also required: a personal automobile; computer literacy; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs; willingness to work as a team member and support a total Extension program; and the ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities. Personal Attributes: Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the Extension Agent's job requires that the individual possess habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, and a genuine appreciation for the worth of the individual.
The employee must be adept in both oral and written communication. The Extension Agent is eligible to become a member of the non-tenure track/special faculty at North Carolina State University. The Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating that phase of Extension programs within assigned areas of program responsibility.
The Extension Agent cooperates with colleagues in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and leaders in performing assigned responsibilities. The performance of assigned responsibilities is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. A Bachelor's degree in Horticultural Science or an area related to the agent's assigned responsibilities is required.
The candidate selected for this position shall possess a high degree of subject-matter competence, the ability to work independently and handle multiple demands, and the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. The candidate must be able to network with diverse audiences, customers, volunteers, Extension specialists, and local Extension staff. The candidate must be a team player and support the total Extension program, possess strong oral and written communication skills, possess appropriate computer skills, and be willing to actively seek outside resources to enhance the program. The candidate must be able to develop and implement innovative strategies for presenting educational programs and provide leadership in planning, implementing, marketing and evaluating educational programs and activities with measurable impacts.
Electronics Manager - Powhite Parkway Extension
Provide direct oversight to in-house staff for routine, preventative, and emergency maintenance and repair services to maintain all automatic coin machine units, toll booths and in-lane equipment, and canopy signage and directional and informational lighting, in-lane and supporting peripheral equipment housed in facility plazas and admin buildings. Administer all facilities service contracts established to maintain safe and clean buildings and grounds, to include pest control, power-washing, security alarm system, and mowing.
Coordinate with vendor, Business Coordinator and electronic technicians to ensure all work is performed in accordance with established contract terms. Direct in-house preventative and corrective measures to maintain HVAC equipment; interior, perimeter and exit/egress lighting; UPS and generators; and fire alarm system. Direct maintenance and upkeep of all parking areas and sidewalks, to provide safe transition to all areas; direct the maintenance of all perimeter fencing at all plazas and repair any area breaches; ensure all facility signage is clearly visible.
Direct staff in the use of bobcats, snow blowers, shovels, sand and salt chemicals, to clean/clear all facility parking areas, decks and sidewalks to ensure safe transition to and from all five plaza buildings and toll booths and other lanes. Clear/remove all debris and trash. Ensure staff installs traffic control barriers and flags on roadway/in tolling lanes to prevent lane crossovers and to clearly identify hazards and protect patrons and staff.
Direct the maintenance of all Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), Virtual Time Clock (VTC), and Work Order (WO) user accounts: assignments, and distribution of passwords and access levels, file and print permissions. Manage all processes to ensure that all failed logons and other controls to prevent invalid access and other unauthorized intrusions and to safe guard computer file and software systems are monitored and functioning effectively. Plan and schedule system software database backups.
This position is eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration are at the sole discretion of the Department Manager in accordance with VDOT's Teleworking policy. Additional vacancies may be filled from this recruitment. VDOT is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges, tunnels and ferry systems.
Through the Commonwealth Transportation Board, VDOT also provides funding for airports, rail and public transportation. Virginia has the third largest state-maintained highway system in the country, employing just over 7,000 employees across the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, and leave programs.
Employees participate in a State Retirement Plan; a tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan with employer-matching provisions is also available. Employees are eligible for participation in a Short and Long Term Disability Program after one year of employment. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs, etc.
VDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of VDOT's employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. View details and knowledge, skills and abilities for applicant evaluation at local VEC or http://www
Experienced in the supervision and time management of electronic technicians; preferably the supervision of electronic toll technicians. Must have advanced knowledge to read and understand technical drawings, datasheets, manuals, and written work instructions.
Effective verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated awareness of the safety aspects of being a field technician. Must be able to effectively schedule bi-weekly rotating an on-call and call out assignments.
Demonstrated working knowledge in the installation, maintenance and repair of variable message signage, traffic signal and traffic detection equipment, closed-circuit television, security systems, telecommunications, radio-frequency (RFID) equipment, toll collection microprocessors, computers, servers and related peripherals, video cameras and imaging equipment, and intercom systems. Advanced knowledge of electronic, electrical system and computer systems maintenance and management. Ability to calculate and determine proportions, percentages, and voltages, and amps knowledge of 480, 240, 120, VAC AC and DC.
Demonstrated experience working with electronic systems including logic, circuit analyses and diagnostics. Demonstrated knowledge in physical plant services, with a focus on preventative and predictive maintenance and repair. Demonstrated ability to perform electronic system and software diagnoses; and the repair, fabrication, installation and of electronic equipment and mechanical systems to include power generation, HVAC, electrical, refrigeration and plumbing systems.
Must have advanced level understanding and ability to analyze and correct/repair electronic equipment. Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to problem solve, and manage time efficiently. Must be able to work unscheduled hours including holidays and weekends and during inclement weather and other emergency conditions.
Demonstrated knowledge in the use and troubleshooting of computers, software applications for CCTV and digital cameras. Associate's degree in electrical technology or technology management preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree.
Advanced experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of electronic toll equipment to include automatic vehicle identification equipment, toll lane use signals, variable message sign systems, closed-circuit television systems, Ethernet switches, routers, communications network systems is preferred. Advance experience to repair and maintain automatic coin machines (ACM), servers and printers, traffic signal field and lane devices is highly preferred.
Demonstrated supervisory experience; significant experience in electronic system installation and maintenance; Experience with electronic toll systems. Working experience in a 24/7/365 operation facility is preferred. Equipment operating experience (i.e. backhoe, bobcat, forklift, bucket truck). Demonstrated experience working as an Electronics Tech.
This position requires successful results from a fingerprint based background check. This position requires a DMV record check.
Extension Agent, Ag-Horticulture & Local Foods
Program Overview: The Pender County Extension Urban Horticulture program is a highly visible, well-structured program with a strong Extension Master Gardener (EMG) program, large client base and high visibility throughout the county.
The EMG program actively supports “Ask A Master Gardener” events at local fairs, festivals and farmers markets, as well as organizes and delivers a very successful “Horticulture in the Classroom” program in every 3rd grade classroom in Pender County. Home owners and landscapers across Pender County depend on Cooperative Extension for research-based information and professional development support for traditional urban landscape questions and problems. An increasing number of new farmers are also looking for crop production guidance in organic farming systems, to strengthen their ability to market locally grown fruits and vegetables at markets in Wilmington, Jacksonville and other large metropolitan centers in NC.
The Extension Agent, Ag – Horticulture & Local Foods, will be responsible for planning, conducting and evaluating non-formal educational programs and providing informational assistance related to consumer and commercial horticulture, community pest management, commercial ornamental production, commercial fruit and vegetable production, landscape and turf management, urban forestry, consumer and community recycling and oversight of the Pender County Master Gardener Association. One of the following educational requirements: - A Bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in an agricultural or related field, - A Bachelor's degree and the completion of at least one-half of coursework in a Master's degree curriculum with a cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field, or - Completion of a Master's degree with at least one of the degrees in an agricultural or related field. Also required: a personal automobile; computer literacy; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs; willingness to work as a team member and support a total Extension program; and the ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities.
Personal Attributes: Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the Extension Agent's job requires that the individual possess habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, and a genuine appreciation for the worth of the individual. The employee must be adept in both oral and written communication.
The Extension Agent is eligible to become a member of the non-tenure track/special faculty at North Carolina State University. The Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating that phase of Extension programs within assigned areas of program responsibility. The Extension Agent cooperates with colleagues in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and leaders in performing assigned responsibilities.
The performance of assigned responsibilities is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. The Agent must: Be able to work independently, handle multiple demands, and have the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
Be able to network with diverse audiences, customers, volunteers, state level and local Extension staff and community partners. Be a team player and support the total Extension program. Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
Have appropriate computer skills. Be willing to actively seek outside resources to enhance program efforts. Be able to develop and implement innovative strategies for presenting educational programs and plan, implement, market and evaluate educational programs and activities with measurable impacts.
Possess a high degree of subject-matter competence. Have the ability to work independently and handle multiple demands with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
Be able to network with local foods and tourism professionals, small businesses, Extension specialists, and local Extension staff.
Have experience in local foods, and marketing being familiarity with small business and community development. Have experience in stakeholder group facilitation. Have strong social skills and experience in public speaking preferred.
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