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Colorado State University
Office of Extension and Engagement
Park County
Posted: 08/10/2023
62-23 Extension County Specialist, 4-H Youth, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Park County

OEE invites applications and nominations for an Extension County SpecialistThis is a full-time, twelve (12) month, non-tenure track Extension faculty position. Faculty rank is dependent upon the candidate’s academic credentials and professional experience and is subject to review by the Extension Promotion Committee. The faculty appointment, evaluation, and promotion standards are centered around the three core duties of extension faculty – educate, create, and connect. Candidates are sought with interests that complement and expand upon current initiatives and education activities in OEE and CSU Extension. Programming responsibilities will include 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Management including horticulture. This position reports to the County Extension Director.

The primary office location for this position is in Fairplay, Colorado with a satellite office in Bailey and Lake George, Colorado. While this position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, the individual in this position is expected to maintain a balance establishing a presence in the primary office, to effectively carry out the duties of the position. The work schedule will vary, and occasional nights and weekend work will be necessary.



  • Completed bachelor’s degree. Conferred degree may be in a variety of disciplines, including business, community development, Extension education, youth development, agricultural sciences, natural resources, social sciences, or related degree that can significantly contributeto administrative and/or program responsibilities. (Please note, a successful candidate without a completed master’s degree will be required to complete a master’s degree within five years from the start of employment to advance through the faculty ranks. Failure to do so will result in termination unless a compelling reason is accepted by the Vice President of Engagement and Extension).
  • Course work and/or professional experience must provide a broad and significant understanding of agriculture and natural resources activities associated with position.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.


If selected candidate has a bachelor’s degree, candidate will begin at Instructor rank. Faculty rank will be determined by candidate’s academic credentials and professional experience (Faculty Rank Supplemental PDF (1).pdf).


To view the job vacancy announcement and apply, click link: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/131698   For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Sunday, August 27, 2023.


We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service, and engagement.


CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.