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Texas A&M University Assistant Extension Agent - Atascosa County in Leming, Texas

Job Title

Assistant Extension Agent - Atascosa County

Agency

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

Department

County Program D12

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Leming, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

  • Administratively responsible to and supports program work of County Extension Agent. Primarily a training position, shadowing and learning from an experienced staff. Attend meetings, educational events and activities in their primary area of focus and all 4-H events possible. In addition, provide primary leadership to identified program efforts.

Responsibilities:

-Program Implementation: 1. Assists in 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. Engage 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.

-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. 4. Maintains a neat office which facilitates effective working conditions and presents a favorable image. 5. 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. 6. 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.

-Program Planning: 1.Assist with planning committees, task forces, groups, and organizations to conduct educational programs and activities. 2. Assist with comprehensive outcome and output program plans which address base programs, critical issues and clientele needs. 3. Assist with evaluation strategies for outcome directed programs and significant program activities. 4. Assist with regularly with the total staff to coordinate programming efforts. 5. Coordinates and collaborates with other agencies, groups and organizations to plan educational 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. Assists with multiple interpretation events for county and state elected officials to report on program accomplishments and outcomes.

-Other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Education – Bachelor’s degree.

Experience – No experience required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities - Ability to effectively use personal computer. Ability to effectively communicate with faculty, students and staff. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. -Excellent verbal, written and public speaking communication skills. Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. Ability to take initiative, set priorities and deliver expected results. Ability to build relationships with volunteers and others.

Note to candidate:

  • Selected applicants must be willing to commit to the position for a period of 10 to 18 months, with very little flexibility beyond these dates.

  • They may begin applying for CEA positions after 9 months in the training position. At the end of the 24 month period, they will be required to move to a permanent county position, or resign and wait on a suitable position to apply for (at which time they will be external applicants).

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.

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.

Useful Links:

  • Information for Prospective Employees (http://agrilifeas.tamu.edu/hr/about-us/)

  • Human Resources

  • FAQs (http://agrilifeas.tamu.edu/hr/careers-employment/prospective-employees/resources/legal-considerations/#links-faqs)

  • Other TAMUS Job Opportunities

  • And Justice For All (http://www.fns.usda.gov/cr/and-justice-all-posters)

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