County Extension Agent - Family Community Health - Hopkins County


Texas A&M AgriLife

Address , Sulphur Springs, Tx
Employment type FULL_TIME
Expires 2023-07-25
Posted at 1 week ago
Job Description
Job Title
County Extension Agent - Family Community Health - Hopkins County
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
County Program D04
Proposed Minimum Salary
Job Location
Sulphur Springs, Texas
Job Type
The County Extension Agent, under general supervision, implements, plans, and evaluates educational programs and activities in assigned program areas. Supports and assists in the implementation of educational programs and activities in program areas for which other staff members have assigned leadership responsibilities.
  • Conducts multiple interpretation events for county and state elected officials to report on program accomplishments and outcomes
  • Develops annual individual development plan which addresses short term professional improvement needs and career goals
  • Participates in recruiting, employing, training, and other related activities for secretarial and paraprofessional personnel the agent supervises or jointly supervises in accord with the policies and procedures of the Equal Employment Opportunity Program of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • Identifies, recruits, trains and utilizes local volunteer leaders to enable them to effectively perform their duties while serving on committees, clubs, and/or organizations
  • Conducts annual performance review with each support staff member the agent is assigned to supervise or coordinates with other staff members with joint supervision responsibilities for the review
  • Develops a long-range professional improvement plan with the appropriate District Extension Administrator and appropriate input from Regional Program Leaders
  • Utilizes evaluation data and program outcomes to interpret program impacts to elected officials, key leaders and stakeholders
  • Participates in formal and informal training opportunities to increase knowledge and skills and maintain technical competencies
  • Maintains appropriate communications with county, district, and administrative staffs to facilitate comprehensive understanding of the county program
  • Plans evaluation strategies for in-depth programs and significant program activities
  • Responsible for implementing the planned educational programs and activities in assigned program areas
  • Prepares monthly, annual and special reports and in-depth program summaries to demonstrate results of planning, program accomplishments, and program impact which may include knowledge gained, behavior change, economic and environmental impact
  • Utilizes evaluation results to make program revisions and modifications
  • Utilizes appropriate evaluation strategies/techniques to determine the progress of in-depth programs and other program activities in reaching the objectives of the county program
  • Responsible for planning with committees, task forces, groups, and organizations to conduct educational programs and activities
  • Plans regularly with the total staff to coordinate programming efforts
  • Utilizes a variety of teaching methods, strategies/techniques, activities, and materials in conducting educational programs
  • Develops comprehensive in-depth and outreach program plans which address base programs, critical issues and clientele needs
  • Supports and assists in the implementation of educational programs and activities in program areas for which other staff members have assigned leadership responsibilities
  • Complies with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Affirmative Action Plan of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in conducting Extension educational programs
  • Provides leadership or serves in a support role in implementing educational programs which address critical issues and/or emerging needs
  • Works with and supports Extension-sponsored groups, such as 4-H clubs, Texas Extension Education Association clubs, and master volunteer groups toward the achievement of increased participation and strengthened programs
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other agencies, groups and organizations to plan educational programs
  • Cooperates with the county coordinator and other staff members in the development and implementation of an EEO Action Plan for the county office unit
  • Completes other duties as assigned
  • Participates in regularly scheduled county staff conferences to coordinate plans, activities, and joint work to promote staff teamwork and to make the best use of each agent's time
  • Keeps informed on Extension policy, research reports, and publications which are applicable to program responsibilities and position description
  • Keeps informed on and complies with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program of Texas AgriLife Extension Service
  • Assists in the maintenance of files, mailing lists, membership rolls of Extension-related organizations, and inventories
  • Maintains a neat office which facilitates effective working conditions and presents a favorable image
The responsibilities of the County Extension Agent are performed in a professional manner through coordination and cooperation with other county staff members under the supervision of the assigned administrator.
Title Specific Responsibilities
CEA-Family & Community Health (FCH) – Work closely with partners in the health, nutrition, and family sectors of the community. Possess or seek subject matter expertise in chronic disease prevention and management, human nutrition, physical activity, food safety, community safety and mental health and wellness. Provide leadership for the FCH project areas within the 4-H youth development program.

Education and Experience:
  • No prior experience required. (Note: Urban designated counties require minimum of three years of related professional level experience.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, and graphic software
  • Strong written and verbal communication

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