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Extension Assistant for Agriculture and Natural Resources - Boone County

University of Kentucky
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Lexington, KY
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Job Title Extension Assistant for Agriculture and Natural Resources - Boone County
Requisition Number RE33968
Working Title
Department Name 81C07: KCES Region Central Area 07
Work Location Burlington, KY
Grade Level 00
Salary Range
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

No set minimum requirements.



Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

No set minimum requirements.



Required License/Registration/Certification None.
Physical Requirements Job-related travel; visiting clientele at sites throughout the county (including farms); sitting/standing/walking for long periods; handling of average-weight objects up to 50 lbs.
Shift Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.); occasional nights, weekends or holidays may be required.
Job Summary Extension Assistant for Agriculture and Natural Resources/Farmers Market – Boone County

Location: Covington, KY

As an Extension Assistant, you will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Agriculture and Natural Resources and Horticulture program areas, farmers market and the Agriculture and Natural Resources and Horticulture County Agents. You will report to the County Manager and there will be a high level of interaction with the general public. The Extension Assistant will be expected to be knowledgeable of the philosophy, goals and objectives, policies and, procedures of the Cooperative Extension Service. General duties include program support, teaching, recruitment & marketing, and record keeping while conducting yourself in a professional manner. Under the supervision of the Extension Agent(s), the Extension Assistant will assist in: Quickbooks, maintaining budget files, recruiting members and volunteer leaders, providing support and guidance to existing clubs or programs, recruiting and working with volunteers in conducting events and activities such as project groups, and ANR or horticulture achievement events, and public presentation programs; serving all clientele, ensuring that all youth and adults have an equal opportunity to participate in extension programs regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.
State law requires a national and state criminal background check and a letter from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services stating the employee is clear to hire based on no findings of substantiated child abuse or neglect found through a background check of child abuse and neglect records as a condition of employment or involvement in this program.

Salary Range: $18.00

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Office 365, Teams, Skype for Business; Zoom; Quickbooks ; Driver’s license preferred
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience Education or previous experience in agriculture/ horticulture and previous experience working in an administrative support role.
Deadline to Apply 06/02/2022
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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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