Location Dillon Extension Office Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular
The County Agent is a member of the Extension staff of Clemson University. The agent is responsible for working cooperatively with other county and state staff to plan, implement, maintain and evaluate Extension education programs for county, region, and state adult and/or youth clientele.
Provide programmatic leadership and technical expertise to public consumers of home horticulture information by:
Developing and delivering reliable home horticulture information through the use of gardening topic series program, public gardening demonstrations, public plant problem solving clinics, community (neighborhood) garden program, etc., employing traditional and electronic presentation methods, as appropriate.
Developing youth horticulture programs.
Maintaining and coordinating an active Master Gardener program within GAR; training and employing master gardeners in the accomplishment of the home horticulture outreach mission.
Analyzing and reporting the economic impact of the home horticulture outreach program.
Generating revenue through programs, grants, publications, etc.
Developing and managing local budget process.
Maintain and improve knowledge and proficiency by:
Attending state, regional and national meetings, workshops, and training events.
Joining pertinent professional associations and interacting with other professionals at group information exchange events.
Developing an exemplary program in order to become an invited speaker at events such as those mentioned in 2 a and 2 b.
Communicate with and professionally represent the Extension Service to the horticulture industry and to the public by:
Disseminating timely educational information through correspondence (traditional and electronic) and through mass media methods.
Providing support to other agents and allied agricultural professionals to aid the success of their programs.
Being prepared to respond appropriately to media requests for information.
Responsible for all Civil Rights Compliance and other reporting procedures as directed by proper authority.
JOB KNOWLEDGE Fundamental Job Knowledge - Fundamental working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to apply in varied situations
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Acts as Lead - Acts as a Lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.
BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.
Stand for prolonged period Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period Walk or move about Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder) Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl) Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself Recognize or inspect visually Move, transport, raise or lower Extends hands or arms in any direction Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors Perceive, observe, clarity of vision
Exposure to heat or cold Exposure to dust/fumes Wet or humid Noise Vibration Overnight Travel
Education - Master's degree preferred.
Valid Driver's License with acceptable driving record required.
Standard Hrs: 37.5; Salary commensurate with education and experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
Review of credentials will begin April 14, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration please apply by April 14, 2017 at the following site.
Note: On-line Job Application must be completed in full.
Position will service the citizens of Dillon County.
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.
One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body. Ranked consistently a top public university by U.S. News and World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life.