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Extension Agent (CED, El Paso County)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

All applicants are required to apply via our website at: jobs.pvamu.edu on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU career site. The required documents listed on the job posting are required to be attached to the application. No further applicant documents will be accepted once the job posting has closed. References will need to be indicated on the application and a resume may not be substituted. All previously mentioned actions must be taken for full consideration of your application. To be considered, even if you are a current or former employee, or current or former student of PVAMU, all required documents must be attached at the time your online application is submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or jobs@pvamu.edu should you need assistance with the online application process.

Position Details

Classification Information

FLSA Exempt
Min Salary or Wage Commensurate with experience
Mid Salary or Wage N/A
Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field

Required Experience

No prior experience required for positions that are not designated as an urban county. Positions for designated urban counties require three (3) years of related experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Technical competence in appropriate subject matter and the ability to apply this knowledge to the solution of problems. Understanding of the learning and development processes of youth and adults. Knowledge of a variety of teaching methods to provide effective learning experiences.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Strong written and oral communication skills.
Physical Requirements – None.

Required Certification(s)/Licensure(s)

None

Department Information

Department Name Cooperative Extension Program
Department Location Carden Waller Building - CEP

Position Information

Posting Title Extension Agent (CED, El Paso County)
Preferred Education

Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. At least one degree must be in a community/economic development related field of study such as Community Development, Business, Accounting, Economics, Agricultural Economics, or Public Policy. An equivalent combination of directly related experience in Community and Economic Development may be accepted in lieu of the specific degree requirement.

Preferred Experience Requirements

One to three years demonstrated professional experience working with limited resource clientele in the area of small business development, agribusiness development, farmer’s market/cooperative development, community resources, business financing, home ownership, or community organizational development.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Academic and experiential training showing demonstrated professional and technical competencies in community development, small business development and loan packaging preferred. Advanced academic training in the area of community and/or economic development; prefer one or more years of experience in providing consulting/technical assistance to entrepreneurs, farmers, ranchers, small businesses and/or community organizations. The ability to integrate technology and innovation in applying knowledge and skills to solutions of specific issues identified by clientele and Extension personnel is preferred. Experience in dealing with multiple complexities involved in business development, or the ability to adapt to the needs of individual clients and communities is a highly desired trait. Ability to independently research academic and industry accepted solutions to client and community needs is critical. Demonstrated leadership and experience working with government agencies and other federal/state partners, community groups, etc., are desirable.

Preferred Licenses/Certifications

Valid Texas Driver’s License

Budget

Budget Information

Employment Type

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S00585JP
Posting Summary

Position is needed to assist the Cooperative Extension Program in carrying out its mission and objectives according to the mandates and requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This includes, but not limited to: Small business development, agribusiness development, farmer’s market/Cooperative development, community resources, business financing, home ownership, and community organization development. The work location for this position is El Paso County (El Paso, TX).

Posting Type OPEN TO ALL APPLICANTS
Number of Vacancies
Open Date 08/01/2017
Close Date 08/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant

All applicants are required to apply via our website at: jobs.pvamu.edu on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU career site.
The required documents listed on the job posting are required to be attached to the application. No further applicant documents will be accepted once the job posting has closed. References will need to be indicated on the application and a resume may not be substituted. All previously mentioned actions must be taken for full consideration of your application. To be considered, even if you are a current or former employee, or current or former student of PVAMU, all required documents must be attached at the time your online application is submitted.
Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or jobs@pvamu.edu should you need assistance with the online application process.

Special Requirements

El Paso is designated as an urban county; applicants must have three years of related experience.

Background Check Required Yes
Posting Text Approved by Research Compliance

Supplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a applicable field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How much related experience do you have?
    • None
    • Less than 3 years
    • 3 -5 years
    • 5 + years
  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  4. * Please indicate the media/advertising location where you heard about this employment opportunity.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents