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Northwest District


Northeast District


NorthEast District - Live Oak, FL -  Regional Specialized Extension Agent II, III, or IV – Agriculture (Row Crops) (520690)

Closing date: July 7, 2022 at 11:55 PM Eastern Time

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  • Details

    Location

    Live Oak, FL

    Open Date

    Feb 25, 2022

    Deadline

    Jul 7 2022 at 11:55 PM Eastern Time


    Description

    The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

    If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF .

    The Univ. of Florida (UF) is a Land Grant institution with core values of unique purpose, excellence, integrity, collaboration and partnership, lifelong learning, diversity, responsiveness, innovation, communication, and global reach. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff statewide. IFAS Extension employs 375 Extension Agents and has an office in each of Florida’s 67 counties.

    Our mission in the Florida Cooperative Extension Service is to partner with communities to provide quality, relevant education and research-based expertise to foster healthy people, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy. We are the resource that helps educate Floridians to address issues related to agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, youth development, families, and communities.

    As an Agriculture (Row Crops) Regional Specialized Extension Agent (RSA), you will work 100% for University of Florida/IFAS Extension. You will be co-supervised by the Directors of the Northeast Extension District and North Florida Research and Education Center. The regional focus of the position will encompass primarily the row crop-producing counties of Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, and Suwannee plus the other counties of the Northeast Extension District that also produce row crops. The position will be based at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center – Suwannee Valley near Live Oak, in Suwannee County. This Center currently has several active research and extension programs pertinent to this position. In north Florida, row crops of economic importance include grain and silage corn, soybean, and peanut, and to a lesser extent small grain cereals, cotton, tobacco, sorghum, carinata, and other emerging crops.

    What you will do as an RSA:

    • Plan, develop, implement, teach, evaluate, and report on educational programs beneficial to row-crop producers.
    • Provide education on topics such as crop and variety selection, fertilization, irrigation, integrated pest and weed management, cropping systems, and agricultural Best Management Practices.
    • Educate clientele about regulatory issues, particularly water quality improvement plans for impaired watersheds that have significant impacts on nutrient management practices row-crop producers use.
    • Spend ample time on farm visits, facilitating regularly-scheduled row crop producer peer discussion meetings to hear and understand client needs.
    • Work with state agencies involved with water resource protection to help producers interpret rules and with water resource experts to help provide solutions.
    • Contribute to statewide row-crop education programs by collaborating with county faculty members in the Northeast Extension District and state specialists (row crops, agronomy, soil, and water) at various UF facilities.
    • Develop an applied research program in collaboration with other faculty to support the extension needs of producers and county faculty in the region.
    • Maintain an effective advisory committee to guide your extension program and you will establish a system for accountability and public information to all relevant individuals, groups, organizations, and agencies.

    As an RSA, you will have expectations beyond those of a county extension agent. For example, you will:

    • Support, train, and mentor county extension agents in row-crop production education.
    • Provide regional educational workshops and programs to achieve a balance reflective of north Florida's population diversity and to address the unique educational needs of regional stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with state extension specialists and other extension colleagues to conduct practical and applied research projects and on-farm trials, and engaging social scientists when appropriate.
    • Serve as project leader for extramural funding that supports and enhances the extension program.
    • Work with other RSA positions (water, vegetables, rural and agribusiness development, dairy, 4-H youth development, and coastal ecosystems) in a functional, complementary, and effective working group.

    What you will bring (required):

      • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in agronomy, soil and water sciences, or related field. We will accept applicants without a master’s degree if the degree will be earned by May 2022.
      • At least 5 years of land-grant university extension or equivalent educational programming experience.
      • Strong oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.
      • A flexible schedule that allows for irregular hours including evening and weekend work plus overnight travel.
      • Ability to obtain a Florida driver’s license.
      • Ability to pass a background check prior to employment.

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Citrus County - Lecanto, FL - County Extension Director and Extension Agent II - IV (520579)

Closing date: July 7, 2022 at 11:55 PM Eastern Time

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  • Details

    Location

    Lecanto, FL

    Open Date

    Feb 22, 2022

    Deadline

    July 7 2022 at 11:55 PM Eastern Time


    Description

    The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

    If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF .

    The Univ. of Florida (UF) is a Land Grant institution with core values of unique purpose, excellence, integrity, collaboration and partnership, lifelong learning, diversity, responsiveness, innovation, communication, and global reach. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff statewide. IFAS Extension employs 375 Extension Agents and has an office in each of Florida’s 67 counties.

    Our mission in the Florida Cooperative Extension Service is to partner with communities to provide quality, relevant education and research-based expertise to foster healthy people, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy. We are the resource that helps educate Floridians to address issues related to agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, youth development, families and communities.

    We are looking for candidates with both academic and people skills who work well in teams, honor their commitments, and innovate in a rapidly changing world. As an Extension Agent and County Extension Director (CED), you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Citrus County. The academic program focus of this Extension Agent position is Environmental Horticulture, with Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) program responsibility. As the Agent, you will devote about 60% of your time towards leading county horticulture education and volunteer development programs. As the CED, you will spend about 30% of your time leading the total Citrus County extension program. This position also includes a 10% effort to support the county 4-H Youth Development program in your area of expertise. You will demonstrate excellent customer service and you will respond to client needs in a timely and professional manner. This role provides the opportunity to make a positive impact in the Citrus County community as you work with extension faculty, staff and stakeholders.

    What you will do as County Extension Director:

    • Lead, manage, supervise, coordinate, and report on the total county extension program.
    • Maintain, foster, and build effective working relationships with stakeholders, county government, community leaders, private sector clientele, media, government agencies, county residents, and UF/IFAS faculty, staff and extension administration.
    • Establish and collaborate with an advisory committee composed of citizens and professionals that will assist with program priorities to reach your audiences.
    • Manage the Extension Office facilities.
    • Supervise, mentor, and evaluate county faculty and staff.
    • Support and commit to an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible environment.
    • Serve as a role model to the community.

    What you will do as the Environmental Horticulture Extension Agent:

    • Develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate comprehensive county horticulture and volunteer development programs in cooperation with local citizens, organizations, volunteers, businesses, agencies, and county/state extension colleagues.
    • Teach Florida Friendly Landscaping and home food production.
    • Recruit, train, manage, and retain existing and potential MGVs.
    • Use resourcefulness, creativity, enthusiasm, and innovation to strengthen current educational programs while reviewing and implementing new policies, maintaining records assessing risks, communicating, and marketing effectively across social media platforms, managing financial resources, and creating education materials and opportunities for Citrus County.
    • Collaborate with the District Extension Director and other Northeast CEDs on multi-county projects.
    • Assume other responsibilities that benefit the total county extension program as assigned by the District Extension Director or the Director of the Citrus County Community Services Department.

    What you will bring (required):

    • A master’s degree in horticultural science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
    • At least 5 years of professional extension experience or equivalent.
    • Faculty in the Citrus County Extension Office with CED qualifications are eligible to apply.
    • Strong written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to establish solid partnerships and to find innovative ways to attract new audiences and volunteers.
    • A commitment to customer service.
    • Ability to possess (or be able to obtain) a valid Florida driver’s license.
    • Flexibility with working hours; willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and overnight travel.

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