||Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Dev.
||GRADY COUNTY EXT CENTER
828 W. Choctaw
Chickasha, Oklahoma, 73018
|| Claude Bess
(Contingent upon available funding):
|2,834.00 - 3,084.00, Salary
||Work schedule to be determined by supervisor.
|Faculty Appt Period:
||This position is located in the Grady County Extension Office, Chickasha, Oklahoma. Position provides leadership to agricultural and 4-H youth development programs in a dual assignment with approximately 90% of time spent in agriculture and 10% of time spent in 4-H youth development work. Participates as a cohesive team member to involve local clientele and advisory groups to plan, implement, and evaluate the total Cooperative Extension county program. Extension educators comply with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, etc., related to equal opportunity, civil rights, and affirmative action.
Extension educators are hired into the organization not into a specific geographic location. It is possible that future circumstances may require relocation.
Continuation of employment is based upon need, performance and available county funding.
*This is an exempt position (which indicates that the position is exempt from overtime pay/comp time accrual). According to OSU policy, a 40-hour workweek is considered minimal for exempt staff and you are expected to work hours in excess of 40 hours per week when the work load requires additional hours (to include some early mornings, evenings and/or weekends).
*Requires travel within assigned county and district. Occasional overnight travel is required. Travel budget
*Must establish and maintain a domicile in employing county.
|Special Instructions to Applicants
|| Submit a letter of application indicating interests and background along with a complete resume, official transcripts and indicate year terminal degree granted, as well as three letters of reference. Transcripts can be attached or mailed to: 235 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, Attn: Amy Phipps
|Education & Experience
Bachelor's in Agriculture or closely related field of study
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is seeking to fill entry level educator positions. Base annual salary for entry level educators who have a master's degree is $37,000 ($3084/mo) and $34,000 ($2834/mo) with a bachelor's degree. Starting salary is based upon education and prior relevant work experience.
Extension educators hired with only a bachelor's degree are encouraged to work toward completion of an approved master's degree.
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*Demonstrated ability to listen and communicate effectively, and to foster a professional image of OCES by displaying a positive view of the organization both internally and externally.
*Demonstrated ability to adapt well to changing priorities, situations and day-to-day demands.
*Demonstrated ability and willingness to effectively manage time and resources.
*Must possess writing, communication and organizational skills.
*Commitment to continue personal professional development.
*Evidence of ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with clientele, advisory groups, volunteer leaders and other professionals, etc.
*Demonstrated competency and effective use of computing and computer-based communications technology.
*Demonstrated leadership ability in designing, promoting, presenting and evaluating educational programs and the desire to program to reach diverse audiences.
Master's in Agriculture or closely related field of study
Previous experience in Cooperative Extension or closely related work is desirable.
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study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and
students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU
conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates.
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a
background check. The type of background check conducted varies by
position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and
misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial
history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted
when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university,
it is reasonable and prudent to do so.