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CES County Program Assistant

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The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name H. Wayne Cox
Department Contact Phone 575-396-2819
Department Contact Email hwcox@nmsu.edu

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700552S
Classification Title CES County Program Assistant
Position Job Title CES County Program Assistant
College/Division Cooperative Extension Service
Department 310700-Admin and Pgm Unit Lea Cnty
Position Number 716830
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Reports To Position Title Ext Agric Agent/ Prog Director
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 10.10
Pay Level 03
Pay Base Hourly
Recruitment Summary

JOB IS LOCATED IN LOVINGTON, NM

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provide programs, under direction of county extension agent, in the areas of 4-H, Family & Consumer Sciences and Agriculture. Assist extension agents at County Fairs, local programs and events and school enrichment.

Required Education

High School diploma or GED.

Required Experience

Two (2) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Under general supervision responsible paraprofessional work an education program. Provide programs, under direction of county extension agent, in the areas of 4-H, Family & Consumer Sciences and Agriculture. Assist extension agents at County Fairs, local programs and events and school enrichment.

Classification Standard Duties

Plan, prepare powerpoint presentations, and deliver educational programs to youth and adults. Keeps records and writes reports of work planned and completed. Enter enrollment and conference registration into the 4-H Plus software program. Answers telephone and greets public giving general information regarding all extension programs. Sorts and distributes incoming mail. Types routine letters, labels, and similar items from rough draft or clear copy. Files correspondence, memoranda, reports and other materials. Maintains routine clerical records, logs and data and complies routine reports. Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Knowledge

Knowledge of techniques and procedures required in teaching techniques and skills. Knowledge of mass media and computer skills desirable. Ability to take direction and work independently. Ability to communicate with youth and adults.

Skills

Communication and basic teaching skills

Abilities

Ability to establish and maintain a congenial working relationship with children, associates and the public; follow oral and written instructions; establish effective relationships as a teacher; work in a self-contained or team teaching situation; supervise subordinates; deal with children one-on-one and in groups.

Equivalency Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience.
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License
Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico LE-Lea
Work Site Lea County Extension Office; Lovington, NM
Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon external funds
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track No
Posting Date 10/26/2017
Closing Date 11/25/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/29860

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Physical Effort No or very limited physical effort required.
Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
Risk No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum requirements of this position? (Student and/or volunteer work time does not count towards experience)
    • Yes, I have a High School/GED diploma plus two years of experience
    • Yes, I have an Associate degree or higher level education
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position
  4. Are you aware that this position is located in Lea County in New Mexico?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you aware that this position is located in Lea County in New Mexico?
    • Yes, I am aware that this position is located in Lea County and I am still interested.
    • No, I am no longer interested in the position.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document