Texas A&M University County Extension Agent - AG/Natural Resources - Reeves County in Pecos, Texas

Job Title

County Extension Agent - AG/Natural Resources - Reeves County

Agency

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

Department

County Program D06

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Pecos, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The County Extension Agent, under general supervision, implements, plans, and evaluates educational programs and activities in assigned program areas. Supports and assists in the implementation of educational programs and activities in program areas for which other staff members have assigned leadership responsibilities.

Responsibilities:-Program Planning: 1. Responsible for planning with committees, task forces, groups, and organizations to conduct educational programs and activities. 2. Develops comprehensive outcome and output program plans which address base programs, critical issues and clientele needs. 3. Plans evaluation strategies for outcome directed programs and significant program activities. 4. Plans regularly with the total staff to coordinate programming efforts. 5. Coordinates and collaborates with other agencies, groups and organizations to plan educational programs.

-Program Implementation: 1. Responsible for implementing the planned educational programs and activities in assigned program areas. 2. Supports and assists in the implementation of educational programs and activities in program areas for which other staff members have assigned leadership responsibilities. 3. Provides leadership or serves in a support role in implementing educational programs which address critical issues and/or emerging needs. 4. Identifies, recruits, and trains local volunteer leaders to enable them to effectively perform their duties while serving on committees, clubs, and/or organizations. 5. Utilizes a variety of teaching methods, strategies/techniques, activities, and materials in conducting educational programs. 6. Complies with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Affirmative Action Plan of Texas AgriLife Extension Service in conducting Extension educational programs. 7. Works with and supports Extension-sponsored groups, such as 4-H clubs, Texas Extension Education Association clubs, and master volunteer groups toward the achievement of increased participation and strengthened programs.

-Program Evaluation: 1. Utilizes appropriate evaluation strategies/techniques to determine the progress of outcome programs and other program activities in reaching the objectives of the county program. 2. Utilizes evaluation results to make program revisions and modifications. 3. Utilizes evaluation data and program outcomes to interpret program impacts to elected officials, key leaders and stakeholders.

-Reporting and Interpretation: 1. Maintains appropriate communications with county, district, and administrative staffs to facilitate comprehensive understanding of the county program. 2. 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. 3. Conducts multiple interpretation events for county and state elected officials to report on program accomplishments and outcomes.

-Individual Development: 1. Develops a long-range professional improvement plan with the appropriate District Extension Administrator and appropriate input from Regional Program Directors. 2. Develops annual individual development plan which addresses short term professional improvement needs and career goals. 3. Participates in formal and informal training opportunities to increase knowledge and skills and maintain technical competencies.

-Office Management: 1. Maintains a neat office which facilitates effective working conditions and presents a favorable image. 2. Keeps informed on Extension policy, research reports, and publications which are applicable to program responsibilities and position description. 3. 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. 4. Assists in the maintenance of files, mailing lists, membership rolls of Extension-related organizations, and inventories. 5. Keeps informed on and complies with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program of Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Cooperates with the county coordinator and other staff members in the development and implementation of an EEO Action Plan for the county office unit. 6. Participates in recruiting, employing, training, and other related activities for secretarial and paraprofessional personnel the agent supervises or jointly supervises in accord with the policies and procedures of the Equal Employment Opportunity Program of Texas AgriLife Extension Service. 7. 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.

-Other duties as assigned.

The responsibilities of the County Extension Agent are performed in a professional manner through coordination and cooperation with other county staff members under the supervision of the assigned administrator.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:-Ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, and graphic software. -Extensive experience in molecular biology / biochemistry.

Other Requirements:Ability to establish effective working relationships. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

Education – Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline to the position in which they serve.

Experience – No prior experience required. (Note: Urban designated counties require minimum of three years of related professional level experience.)

Comments to applicants:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. Some of our major efforts are in mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-2423.

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