Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources - Hardin Co.
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Internal Number: 442698
Department Name: 81W06: KCES Region West Area 06
Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Hardin County.
Location: Elizabethtown, KY
The Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources will provide leadership for educational programs in agriculture, horticulture and natural resources for Hardin County. The Agent responsibilities include: (1) developing the agricultural & horticultural proficiency of local citizens through educational programs; (2) providing agricultural expertise to answer questions and solve problems related to agriculture, horticulture and natural resources; (3) developing field trails, test demonstrations and result demonstrations in related areas; (4) utilizing and/or developing councils, advisory groups, and committees to facilitate community involvement in programming; (5) jointly sharing responsibility in community programming around issues involving leadership development, community involvement, local government, community services and other forms of community economic development. Emphasis on horticulture and diversified agriculture.
This position will serve all clientele ensuring that all youth and adults have an equal opportunity to participate in Extension programs regardless of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.
All agents in a county will support the dissemination of useful and practical information on subjects relating to Agriculture, Family Consumer Sciences, 4-H and Community and Rural Development as outlined in the KRS statues 164.605 to 164.675.
State law requires a national and state criminal background check and a letter from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services stating the employee is clear to hire based on no findings of substantiated child abuse or neglect found through a background check of child abuse and neglect records as a condition of employment or involvement in this program.
Resume, cover letter and transcripts are required at time of application.
The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with groups and individuals and through mass media. Ability to use the computer for program delivery and management. Ability to visit clientele at sites throughout the county. Ability to plan and teach educational programs. Demonstrated leadership and ability to serve as a positive role model.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
No set minimum requirements.
Required Related Experience:
No set minimum requirements.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Master's Degree in Agronomy/Plant Science/Horticulture; Agriculture Education/Leadership; Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology; Agriculture Economics; Animal Sciences; Community and Leadership Development; Equine Science and Management; General Agriculture; Forestry; Landscape Architecture; Natural Resources and Environmental Science; Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems; General Biology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics; Physiology and Behavior; Plant Biology.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.