Kingman County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent
Company: Kansas State University
Posted on: June 26, 2022
Kingman County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension
Department: 3670035290 Ext Agents - Central Region
Job no: 513248
Employment type: Extension Agent / Educator
Categories: Agriculture, Extension Agent / Educator, Animal
Sciences / Livestock, Crop Production, Agronomy, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 001
About This Role:
Kingman County is a two-agent county, located 45 miles west of
Wichita on US Highway 54. Kingman County has a population of 7,853.
Kingman is the county seat with approximately 3,200 people.
Agriculture is a major source of income. There are also several
large manufacturing businesses. Kingman County has two school
districts, Kingman-Norwich and Cunningham. The districts have three
public elementary schools, one preschool through eighth grade
parochial school, and three high schools. Kingman County has a
strong 4-H Program with five community clubs and three project
clubs with over 195 members.
Extension agents are community based faculty of Kansas State
University who make a difference by connecting community needs with
university resources. Agents are administratively responsible to
the local extension director and the local extension board.
This position will provide primary leadership for the development
and implementation of research-based educational programming
related to agriculture and natural resources. Programming will
include but is not limited to: agronomic and livestock production,
agricultural economics, management and public policy, horticultural
production and management, natural resources conservation, and
Primary Area of Responsibility:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Office located in Kingman, KS
Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link
between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas.
Agents are administratively responsible to the Director of K-State
Research and Extension (represented by a designated administrator)
and the local extension board.
- Provide primary leadership for the development and
implementation of research-based educational programming related to
agriculture and natural resources. Programming will include but is
not limited to: agronomic and livestock production, agricultural
economics, management and public policy, horticultural production
and management, natural resources conservation, and environmental
- Share responsibility for the 4-H youth development programming
related to agriculture and natural resources.
- Share responsibility for community vitality programming that
helps our communities become better places to live, work, and play.
Programming will strengthen the social, civic, economic, and
technological capacity of communities through leadership
development and civic engagement.
- Programming will include these steps:
- Identify local needs and emerging issues related to K-State
Research and Extension's five Grand Challenges: (water, community
vitality, health, developing tomorrow's leaders and global food
systems) by engaging with program development committees and other
community organizations and professionals.
- Design appropriate educational strategies to engage clientele.
These strategies might include delivering educational programming
in a community-based setting, coordinating events and activities
that provide experiential learning opportunities, using innovative
technologies, providing individual educational consultations and
facilitating groups seeking similar educational outcomes. Some
overnight travel and evening and weekend work will be
- Develop and implement strategies to expand the reach of
educational programming to under-served audiences and to make
certain K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity
provider of educational programming.
- Collect and communicate evidence of educational program
- Develop specialized knowledge and skills by engaging as a
member of a Program Focus Team.
- Secure external funding such as grants, gifts and cost recovery
to supplement local tax revenue to support and expand educational
- May periodically be assigned to serve as the local unit
director providing administrative oversight for the fiscal
operations, coordination of personnel, development, delivery and
reporting of program impact and other administrative functions
assigned by the director's representative and the extension
- Serve as a member of the Kingman County team cooperating in the
planning and delivery of county-wide programming and related
What You'll Need to Succeed:
- Bachelor's degree
- Academic coursework and/or professional employment related to
the position responsibilities
- Evidence of strong academic and/or professional performance as
documented by college transcripts, acceptance into a graduate
program or documented success in increasingly responsible
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing,
with individuals, groups and through mass media
- Leadership skills as evidenced by working with individuals,
groups and co-workers
- Master's Degree
- Experience working with adults and youth from various ethnic
and socio-economic backgrounds
- Commitment to personal professional development
- Ability to utilize electronic communication and computer
applications to fulfill programming responsibilities
- Self-motivation and ability to work with a minimum of
supervision, balancing multiple projects
- Ability to design, promote, implement and evaluate educational
- Skills in group facilitation
- Knowledge of adult and youth teaching/learning
- Experience in seeking and administering external grant
- Ability to communicate effectively with both English and
- Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain
a valid driver's license
- Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United
States at the time of employment
Salary, Benefits, and Professional Development:
- Salary commensurate with professional experience and available
funding as negotiated by the regional extension director, the local
extension board and the applicant. The base starting salary is
$43,000 for a BS degree with no professional experience and $47,000
for a MS degree with no professional experience.
- Extension agents are Kansas State University educators and have
the Board of Regents retirement plan, health and life insurance and
vacation and sick leave. For a complete list of benefits see:
- Reimbursement for travel related to achieving program
- New agents will be provided with comprehensive Early Career
Professional Development training throughout their onboarding
period. This series will include both virtual and in-person
training and networking opportunities.
- Tuition assistance is available to full-time employees and
How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
- Cover Letter (detailing experiences related to responsibilities
- Contact Information and Email addresses for three (3)
professional references (include on application). References will
be requested upon submission of application.
- Copy of academic transcripts showing degree(s) received. (For
applicants still in college, a list of courses from the
college/university website is acceptable.)
Screening of Applications Begins:
Applications will be accepted until July 13, 2022
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender
identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State
University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the
process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
Advertised: Jun 15, 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled
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