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Position Announcement, Fairfax

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Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 15:12:14 -0400
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Subject: Position Announcement, Fairfax
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Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent

Virginia Cooperative Extension is seeking applications for the Extension Agent position listed below. The successful candidate will be lecturer rank, non-tenure track, professional faculty. Agriculture and Natural Resource agent positions have area responsibilities in their program specialty. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, including education and experience.

EXTENSION AGENT, Agriculture and Natural Resources
FA492, Environmental Horticulture, Fairfax County-
The position requires a basic knowledge of environmental issues, installation, maintenance and propagation of turfgrass, woody ornamentals, interior plants, vegetables, fruits, annuals, perennials; plant pathology, physiology, and weed science; pesticides, integrated pest management, plant diagnostics, and pest identification; soils, water and nutrient management; economics and marketing; working with volunteers.

Responsibilities: Agents must determine program needs by monitoring trends and issues, involving Extension leadership councils and other leadership committees; design programs to meet needs of target audiences, specify program goals and objectives, and identify resources; inform clientele of program activities; use appropriate technologies to plan and deliver programs through workshops, seminars, conferences, one-on-one visits, on-farm demonstrations, field trips and tours; maintain knowledge of current research information; use computer applications; develop and implement evaluation plans; recruit and involve volunteers; and report results to clientele, public, and administration.

Qualifications: Extension Agent faculty positions require a master's degree (or master's imminent) or a bachelor's degree with significant related experience. A master's degree and positive peer review are required no later than the sixth year of employment. At least one degree in a discipline related to the subject matter specialty area is required. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers; and experience in developing positive interactions with the public are required. Experience in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating educational programs is preferred.

TO APPLY: Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. VCE internal applicants may submit a letter of application, a copy of the most recent faculty report, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on September 13, 1999 and will continue until position is filled.
Send to: Dr. Steve Umberger Inquiries will be received at
Virginia Cooperative Extension (540) 231-7619
122 Hutcheson Hall TDD User 1-800-828-1120
Virginia Tech 0437 Fax: (540) 231-5545
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0001 csowers@vt.edu

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, national origin, disability, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities requiring assistance in the application process should make contact immediately.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Meredith B. Dunahoo,
Program Support Technician
Virginia Cooperative Extension Personnel and Benefits
122 Hutcheson Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
FAX: 540-231-5545


Tom Tyler
Extension Agent - Environmental Horticulture
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Arlington County
3308 S. Stafford St.
Arlington, VA 22206

703-228-6423 (P)
703-228-6407 (F)
E-Mail: ttyler@vt.edu

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