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Junior Extension Agent
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
C of Trop Agr and Human Resources, Maui County
Hoolehua, Molokai
Date Posted:
July 11, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins July 31, 2017
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately September 2017 or soon thereafter. Renewal dependent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. For best consideration, materials should be submitted by July 28, 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Develop extension program in support of Department of Hawaiian Homeland Lessees (DHHL) on Molokai that addresses the issues of DHHL farming community; implement extension program activities; report project outcomes, impacts and results to clientele and administration.
  2. Develop an extension program that will provide innovative, cost effective, and timely research-based information that will contribute to the economic competitiveness of commercial agricultural producers, consumers, home gardeners and businesses. Subject areas include but not limited to, crop production (including sustainable, conventional, and organic systems), soil and plant nutrition, integrated pest management, crop cultivar evaluation, farm business and risk management, farm food safety, pesticide safety, and marketing.
  3. Work in collaboration with private and public organizations, and individuals to address the immediate and emerging agricultural industry needs of the DHHL stakeholders.
  4. Provide research-based information to stakeholders via various extension delivery methods such as: social media, newsletters, reports, applied research projects, field demonstrations, on-farm research and demonstrations, field days, workshops, extension short courses, conferences, meetings, individual consultations and publishing scholarly information.
  5. Assist stakeholders with field diagnosis of crop production problems and provide appropriate recommendations.
  6. Conduct and participate in activities that would result in the development and publication of 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.
  7. Obtain local, regional, and national funding to establish a program that addresses industry needs. Seek opportunities and participate in professional improvement activities.
  8. Work with stakeholders involves some meetings that occur afterf normal work hours during the evening and/or on weekends at off-site locations.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, agronomy or other related agriculture field with major work in areas of vegetable and/or fruit crop production from a college or university of recognized standing.
  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.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Master’s degree in horticulture, agronomy or other related agriculture field with major work in areas of vegetable and/or fruit crop production from a college or university of recognized standing.
  2. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual channels
  3. Demonstrated ability to obtain external funding or other in­kind program resources.
  4. Experience with developing educational materials for websites and using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for educational purposes.
  5. Familiar with the unique agricultural systems of Hawai‘i and Moloka‘i DHHL.
  6. Work experience in Cooperative Extension. Experience using extension methods and techniques to teach production technologies.
  7. Ability to diagnose agricultural production problems and recommend alternative solutions to producers.

To Apply:
Submit the following to the email 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).
  1. Dr. Cindy Reeves; 808-244-3242;

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