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Extension Agricultural Agent

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Department Contact

Department Contact Information

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

Department Contact Name Leigh Ann Marez
Department Contact Title Interim Eastern District Department Head
Department Contact Phone (575) 472-3652
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1800169F
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
General Information of Campus and Unit

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.

Position Number 718912
Position Job Title Extension Agricultural Agent
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Position Summary

The successful candidate will:
- Provide leadership and guidance to Extension educational programs in agriculture, urban horticulture, community and economic development, and natural resources throughout the county as job requires.
- Collaborate with other Extension Agents, with State Extension Specialists, the Eastern District Director and other administrators as well as outside agencies and organizations in planning and implementing the total Extension program.
- Maintain a favorable public image and gain acceptance for self, Extension and New Mexico State University among county citizens.
- Administratively responsible to the Eastern District Department Head.
- Provide timely reports as required.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree (in hand by hire date) required. At least one degree must be in Agriculture.

- Ability to relate effectively to people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, income and education levels in order to develop informal educational programs that meet their needs.
- Must have the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing as well as teach.
- Ability to implement educational experiences for both youth and adults in furtherance of the mission of Extension required.
- Ability to provide the leadership role in management of volunteer organizations including recruitment, training and support of volunteers.
- Successful candidate must have basic computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications (optional)

Satisfactory experience in Extension or related field demonstrating ability to work with youth and/or adults preferred. Previous extension experience preferred.

Special Requirements of the Position

Position is for Harding County, headquarters in
Mosquero, NM.
Must live in county where employed
and be willing to work odd hours as needed.
Personal auto required; reimbursed at IRS rate per mile.
Valid driver’s license required.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Campus/Work Site Mosquero, NM
Appointment Status Regular, Full-time
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Appointment Base Annual
Posting Date 02/08/2018
Closing Date 03/15/2018
Target Salary Rate
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding No
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
Optional Documents

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)