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County Extension Educator
Auglaize County, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Wapakoneta, OH / Area 7
Post: August 7, 2023
Deadline: August 21, 2023
Screening Interview: TBD
County Interview: TBD
Salary: $38,004 to $63,036
This posting is for an Extension Educator (1, 2, or 3); salary and Educator level for final candidate will be determined by years of experience and education level:
Extension Educator 1
Requires a bachelor’s Degree
Salary Range: $38,004-$48,000
Extension Educator 2
Requires a master’s Degree
Salary Range: $43,500-$53,508
Extension Educator 3
Requires a master’s Degree and 11+ years of direct or related work experience
Salary Range: $51,000-$63,036
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is located in Auglaize County, Ohio.
Providing guidance and/or leadership for Agriculture and Natural Resources programming targeted to local and area needs. Utilize appropriate methods, both formal and informal, of community assessment to identify educational needs and opportunities of local community. Design, implement and teach educational programming, based on these needs, to groups and individuals comprised of adults and/or youth. May also convene and facilitate community coalitions focused on those needs. The Educator may be required to replicate and adhere to existing programs that meet the needs of their local community (examples: Pesticide /Fertilizer Certification/Recertification training and education/outreach in partnership with USDA as it relates to current and future Farm Bills). The Educator will develop promotional material, work with and/or lead committees and volunteers, and establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support the achievement of the program goals. The Educator evaluates educational programs and dissemination methods, as well as, utilizes existing evaluation instruments to evaluate the teaching effectiveness, program quality and results of local programs. Participate in discussions with county representatives concerning program funding and may be responsible for the management of the county budget. May also be responsible for securing external funds to support local programming. Participate as a member of county, multi-county, and/or state Extension teams to further the overall mission, vision and values of both Ohio State University Extension and Agriculture and Natural Resources.
QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at the time of hire is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Agriculture or other educationally related area (examples are: natural resources, animal sciences, environmental sciences, or horticulture).
Must be able to utilize a variety of teaching methods to deliver program content to diverse groups of learners. Entry level knowledge and/or the ability to learn concepts, processes, ideas, and methods of specific program area. Experience effectively assessing, replicating, and teaching research-based educational programs to diverse audiences. Experience in building and maintaining relationships with various groups of individuals, including peers, support staff, volunteers, and local committees, in an effort to achieve common programming goals.
Prior experience with forage crops, dairy and livestock production, forestry, fruit & vegetable crops and budget management. Experience in the organizing, implementing and evaluating of programs. Background in applied research projects.
Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen, physical, or psychological screening may be required during the post offer process.