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Req ID:


Position Title:

Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Dev. *Internal Applicants*

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

OSU Campus:

Cooperative Extension



Location Address:

1901 N. Oklahoma , Fairgrounds
Okmulgee, Oklahoma, 74447
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

 Randall Pirtle

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

2,834.00 - 3,084.00, Salary

Work Schedule:

Work schedule to be determined by supervisor.

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

 This position is located in the Okmulgee County Extension Office, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Position provides leadership to agricultural and 4-H youth development programs in a dual assignment with approximately half of time spent in each program area.  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 provided. 
*Must establish and maintain a domicile in employing county.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

This is an internal recruitment open to current OCES Extension Educators. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that includes qualifications, previous professional responsibilities and achievements, and express how these relate to the vacant position. A current resume is required.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:


Bachelor's in Agriculture 

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.  

Valid Drivers License  

*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

Previous experience in Cooperative Extension or closely related work is desirable.  



Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe 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.