Program Area Agriculture & Community Economic Development
Clientele Served Adult
Headquarters Sevierville, TN
Screening of applicants' credentials will begin 06/11/2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Date Issued: 05/11/2020
Effective Date: 08/01/2020
SALARY Commensurate with training and experience. This position is funded jointly by UT Extension and Sevier County. Sevier County Government funds 43% of the position salary and benefits costs.
BENEFITS Group hospitalization and life insurance; State Retirement; Workers' Compensation; study, sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs, including liberal time off for holidays, and longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.
*Responsible for management and operations of the county staff, programs, facilities and equipment.
*Keep abreast of the latest information in agriculture, marketing and community economic development to meet the educational needs of the county.
*Responsible for the County Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
* Develop a network of relationships with key stakeholders, organizations, and Extension employees pertinent to Extension programs in the county.
*Plan, execute, and evaluate Agriculture and Natural Resources and Community Economic Development programs.
*Responsible for supporting and assisting with the 4-H Youth Development Program.
*Serve as liaison between the Regional Director, county officials and County Agricultural Extension Committee.
*Maintain good public relations with staff and audience.
*Secure extramural funds to support Extension programs via grants, fee-based programs, and gifts.
*Provide leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status.
*Assume other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 198487
About University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.