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Extension Professional II

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Extension Professional II   

JOB TITLE:

Extension Professional II

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Parker Arizona United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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Posting Number: req18693

Department: La Paz County Office

Location: County Extensions and Farms

Address: Parker, AZ USA

Position Highlights

This Position will be responsible for assessing stakeholder needs and developing, delivering, and evaluating an effective outcome-based program in Agriculture and Natural Resources in La Paz County, with emphasis on Alfalfa and Cotton, the two main crops in the area, but not discounting other crops grown in the area.
The position will work to identify community needs through existing data from various agencies (i.
e.
USDA, AZDA, NASS, etc.
), as well as gain information through surveys and discussions with stakeholders, organizations, and local agencies.
Programming will focus on two strategic plan areas: disseminate science-based information on crop and pest management technologies of the crops grown in the area, and building good relationships with stakeholders, organizations, county and tribal governments, and agencies critical in the development and delivery of a successful Ag and Natural Resources program.
Consults and collaborates with State Extension Specialists and Ag Agents to provide educational programs, crop management, and pest and disease diagnosis to address field problems.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs.
For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please arizona.
edu/\" target=\"_blank\">click here
.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Program Development
    • A) Conducts a systematic analysis of national, state, and county Ag and Natural Resources data, local resources, and historical information in order to identify community assets, program needs, and teaching opportunities, with focus on the crops grown in the area (alfalfa, cotton, small grains).
    • B) Identifies resources (grants, contracts, in-kind contributions, etc.
      ) to enhance programs.
    • C) In cooperation with community groups, local leaders, Extension advisory groups, the ANR Associate Director, the County Extension Director and other Extension professionals, develops an annual Plan of Work.
    • D) Consults with Extension faculty, Experiment Station researchers, and other experts in the development of educational programs, applied research, and scholarly works.
  • Program Implementation
    • A) Conducts creative programming that may include workshops and problem solving field research, to address priority needs of farmers and other target audiences.
      May need to utilize new technology to improve reach to target audience.
    • B) Participates in statewide working groups to develop new and creative programming efforts.
    • C) Prepares educational materials, evaluation instruments, teaching materials and publicity information in support of state, county, and community initiatives.
    • D) Functions as a resource for other agencies and organizations.
      Promotes interaction and cooperation among various groups.
    • E) Disseminates educational materials through county-wide and/or multi-county events, workshops, websites, newsletters and other mass media methods, use of volunteers, and other methods.
    • F) Monitor crop, pest and disease status, and in consultation with Extension Specialists and Agents, provide recommendations on how to manage identified problems.
    • G) Provides for recruitment, training and recognition of volunteers and assists them in the conduct of educational programs as appropriate.
    • H) Promotes communication and teamwork with county and state Extension, other faculty and youth professionals.
    • I) Promotes Cooperative Extension as the outreach arm of the University of Arizona as the state land-grant University.
  • Program Results
    • A) Evaluate and document results and impacts of educational programs.
    • B) Communicates program results to both professional peers and clientele through periodic reports, scholarly works, and various types of publications (e.
      g.
      , bulletins/fact sheets, popular articles, state publications, scientific articles, social media, video and computer programs.
    • C) Counsels with the County Extension Director and the ANR Associate Director to evaluate program effectiveness and personal achievements as a member of Extension Staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with job-related subject matter.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Desire and capability of working with diverse stakeholders and volunteers, self-confidence and self-efficacy, good time management, good judgment and sensitivity while working with peers and community members alike.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Entomology, or related field or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • The person must have the ability to obtain an Arizona driver's license, provide their own transportation, be able to travel statewide using all modes of transportation and have the ability to drive according to the University arizona.
    edu/sites/default/files/fleetsafetypolicy.
    pdf\" target=\"_blank\">Fleet Safety Policy
    .
  • The ability to travel as appropriate to meet stakeholder needs.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.
0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Agriculture and Extension

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $47,356 - $59,195

Compensation Type: salary at 1.
0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Grade

6

Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.


The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade.
Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire.
The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture.
To learn more about compensation, please review our arizona.
edu/sites/default/files/Applicant_Guide_to_Compensation.
pdf\" target=\"_blank\"> Applicant Compensation Guide
and our oasis-prod.
arizona.
edu/total-rewards-calculator/\" target=\"_blank\"> Total Rewards Calculator
.

Grade Range Minimum

$47356

Grade Range Midpoint

$59195

Grade Range Maximum

$71034

Career Stream and Level

PC2

Job Family

Extension

Job Function

Agriculture & Extension

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Adonis Alamban

edu\">apalamban@arizona.
edu


928.
669.
9843

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.
As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies.
Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.
As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), each year the University of Arizona releases an arizona.
edu/annual-reports\" target=\"_blank\"> Annual Security Report (ASR)
for each of the University's campuses.
These reports disclose information including Clery crime statistics for the previous three calendar years and policies, procedures, and programs the University uses to keep students and employees safe, including how to report crimes or other emergencies and resources for crime victims.
As a campus with residential housing facilities, the Main Campus ASR also includes a combined Annual Fire Safety report with information on fire statistics and fire safety systems, policies, and procedures.

Paper copies of the Reports can be obtained by contacting the University Compliance Office at edu\">cleryact@arizona.
edu.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

59195 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707246478-5b780fe1bb9362b6baedb318e88a3f61

LOCATION:

Arizona United States

CITY:

Parker

Job Origin:

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Posting Number: req18693

Department: La Paz County Office

Location: County Extensions and Farms

Address: Parker, AZ USA

Position Highlights

This Position will be responsible for assessing stakeholder needs and developing, delivering, and evaluating an effective outcome-based program in Agriculture and Natural Resources in La Paz County, with emphasis on Alfalfa and Cotton, the two main crops in the area, but not discounting other crops grown in the area. The position will work to identify community needs through existing data from various agencies (i.e. USDA, AZDA, NASS, etc.), as well as gain information through surveys and discussions with stakeholders, organizations, and local agencies. Programming will focus on two strategic plan areas: disseminate science-based information on crop and pest management technologies of the crops grown in the area, and building good relationships with stakeholders, organizations, county and tribal governments, and agencies critical in the development and delivery of a successful Ag and Natural Resources program. Consults and collaborates with State Extension Specialists and Ag Agents to provide educational programs, crop management, and pest and disease diagnosis to address field problems.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Program Development
    • A) Conducts a systematic analysis of national, state, and county Ag and Natural Resources data, local resources, and historical information in order to identify community assets, program needs, and teaching opportunities, with focus on the crops grown in the area (alfalfa, cotton, small grains).
    • B) Identifies resources (grants, contracts, in-kind contributions, etc.) to enhance programs.
    • C) In cooperation with community groups, local leaders, Extension advisory groups, the ANR Associate Director, the County Extension Director and other Extension professionals, develops an annual Plan of Work.
    • D) Consults with Extension faculty, Experiment Station researchers, and other experts in the development of educational programs, applied research, and scholarly works.
  • Program Implementation
    • A) Conducts creative programming that may include workshops and problem solving field research, to address priority needs of farmers and other target audiences. May need to utilize new technology to improve reach to target audience.
    • B) Participates in statewide working groups to develop new and creative programming efforts.
    • C) Prepares educational materials, evaluation instruments, teaching materials and publicity information in support of state, county, and community initiatives.
    • D) Functions as a resource for other agencies and organizations. Promotes interaction and cooperation among various groups.
    • E) Disseminates educational materials through county-wide and/or multi-county events, workshops, websites, newsletters and other mass media methods, use of volunteers, and other methods.
    • F) Monitor crop, pest and disease status, and in consultation with Extension Specialists and Agents, provide recommendations on how to manage identified problems.
    • G) Provides for recruitment, training and recognition of volunteers and assists them in the conduct of educational programs as appropriate.
    • H) Promotes communication and teamwork with county and state Extension, other faculty and youth professionals.
    • I) Promotes Cooperative Extension as the outreach arm of the University of Arizona as the state land-grant University.
  • Program Results
    • A) Evaluate and document results and impacts of educational programs.
    • B) Communicates program results to both professional peers and clientele through periodic reports, scholarly works, and various types of publications (e.g., bulletins/fact sheets, popular articles, state publications, scientific articles, social media, video and computer programs.
    • C) Counsels with the County Extension Director and the ANR Associate Director to evaluate program effectiveness and personal achievements as a member of Extension Staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with job-related subject matter.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Desire and capability of working with diverse stakeholders and volunteers, self-confidence and self-efficacy, good time management, good judgment and sensitivity while working with peers and community members alike.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Entomology, or related field or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • The person must have the ability to obtain an Arizona driver's license, provide their own transportation, be able to travel statewide using all modes of transportation and have the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • The ability to travel as appropriate to meet stakeholder needs.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Agriculture and Extension

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $47,356 - $59,195

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Grade

6

Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

Grade Range Minimum

$47356

Grade Range Midpoint

$59195

Grade Range Maximum

$71034

Career Stream and Level

PC2

Job Family

Extension

Job Function

Agriculture & Extension

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Adonis Alamban

apalamban@arizona.edu

928.669.9843

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), each year the University of Arizona releases an Annual Security Report (ASR) for each of the University's campuses. These reports disclose information including Clery crime statistics for the previous three calendar years and policies, procedures, and programs the University uses to keep students and employees safe, including how to report crimes or other emergencies and resources for crime victims. As a campus with residential housing facilities, the Main Campus ASR also includes a combined Annual Fire Safety report with information on fire statistics and fire safety systems, policies, and procedures.
Paper copies of the Reports can be obtained by contacting the University Compliance Office at cleryact@arizona.edu.


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