University of Florida
Ext Agent I – II
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The University of Florida (UF), the flagship university for the state of Florida, is a land grant institution with core values of unique purpose, excellence, integrity, collaboration and partnership, lifelong learning, diversity, responsiveness, innovation, communication, and global reach.
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.
If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF .
This full-time permanent status accruing Extension Agent will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Orange County. We seek a self-starting, energetic, and team-oriented individual with skills teaching diverse audiences. The Agent will develop, deliver, evaluate, and report on science-based education programs to urban residents covering Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Food Systems. “Food systems” in the context of this position includes access to local, safe, and healthy foods, resource management, and sustainable living. The Agent will also provide educational support for 4-H youth development in horticulture, plant sciences, and food systems.
The candidate will be able to:
UF/IFAS employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff statewide. UF/IFAS Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide quality, relevant education and research-based expertise to foster healthy people, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy. We employ 375 Extension Agents and have an office in each of Florida’s 67 counties. We attribute our success to a workforce that embraces the contributions of people of all backgrounds and ability levels. The Extension Agent will contribute to a community that provides space for innovation, creativity, collaboration, growth, and development for all.
Orange County is in central Florida. It includes a strong agricultural industry, natural resources, and urbanized communities. More info at https://www.orangecountyfl.net/ . The Extension Office team consists of eleven Extension Agents including this position.
Employment is contingent on the results of a national background check and drug screening.
Candidates must have the ability to possess (or be able to obtain) a Florida driver’s license, be able to work flexible hours, and have the willingness to occasionally work long and irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and overnight travel.
Candidates must have the ability to possess (or be able to obtain) a pesticide license within 6 months of hire.
In the event of an emergency, all employees are considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties, if applicable.
Candidates will be reviewed as applications are received, but please be aware that interviews might not be scheduled until 4 to 6 weeks after the position closing date. Are you a good match? Apply today !
Commensurate with Education and Experience
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Apply at Careers at UF by 11:55 p.m. (Eastern) of the posting end date, and attach:
The following documents are also required and may either be submitted through the above link at the time of application, or sent separately to our office (below).
Reference rating forms and unofficial transcripts not submitted at the time of application should be submitted/postmarked by the next business day after the position’s closing date. They may be submitted to:
Fax: (352) 392-3226
Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) .
Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.
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