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Title:
Junior or Assistant Extension Agent
Position Number:
0085410
Hiring Unit:
C of Trop Agr and Human Resources, Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
Location:
Lihue, HI
Date Posted:
August 15, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins October 03, 2016
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary/Permanent:
Permanent

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately December 2016 or soon thereafter. For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by September 30, 2016.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Develop an extension program in invasive species with emphasis on but not limited to, insects and diseases in support of edible crop and ornamental industries that will identify issues and implement extension methods and techniques in collaboration and partnership with private and public stakeholders to address the immediate and emerging industry needs and disseminate information to the industry on Kauai, and may include some statewide responsibilities. Develop an Extension program to assist edible crop industries to improve farm food safety. Serve as liaison between edible crops industry members, industry organizations, government agencies and private companies/individuals.
  2. Provide information using various means such as workshop and training development materials, presentations, exhibits. performances and publish scholarly information that address industry needs through appropriate media methods such as hard copy publications; web based publications, social media and other communication and media alternatives.
  3. Obtain local, regional, and national funding to establish a nationally recognized program.
  4. Participate in Department, College, and University service and governance.
  5. Work with stakeholders involves some meetings that occur after normal working hours and/or weekends at off-site locations.
Junior Extension Agent Minimum Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing with major coursework in entomology, plant pathology, agriculture or a related field, whichever is appropriate to the position involved.
  2. Ability to apply Extension teaching methods.
  3. Ability to travel independently to various geographical locations in a timely manner. Requirement may be fulfilled by a valid Hawaii Driver’s License (class 3), comparable driver’s license, or other means of transportation which meets position needs.
Assistant Extension Agent Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing with major coursework in entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, agronomy or related field or in addition to a Bachelor’s degree, 30 credit hours of post-baccalaureate academic work in the above-mentioned fields.
  2. At least three (3) years of successful experience in Cooperative extension work, Sea Grant or equivalent in closely related fields.
  3. Ability to exercise independent judgement and to assume responsibility for developing an Extension program.
  4. Ability to work harmoniously with other agents in an integrated Extension system, and with related agencies.
  5. Ability to travel independently to various geographical locations in a timely manner. Requirement may be fulfilled by a valid Hawaii Driver’s License (class 3), comparable driver’s license, or other means of transportation which meets position needs.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual channels, using traditional educational tools.
  2. Demonstrated ability to obtain external funding or other in-kind program resources.
  3. Experience with developing education materials for websites and using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for educational purposes.

To Apply:
Submit the following to the address listed below: 1) Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3 ) names and contact information for at least three professional references and 4) official transcripts (copies accepted, however official transcripts will be required upon hire).
Address:
  1. Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
  2. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  3. 3050 Maile Way
  4. Gilmore 310
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
Inquiries:
  1. Dr. Helen Spafford; 808-956-7076; hspaffor@hawaii.edu

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