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Extension Assistant for Horticulture - Daviess County

Company: University of Kentucky
Location: Owensboro
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Posting Details
Posting Details Job Title Extension Assistant for Horticulture - Daviess County

Requisition Number RE34536

Working Title

Department Name 81W05: KCES Region West Area 05

Work Location Owensboro, 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 Horticulture - Daviess CountyLocation: Owensboro, KYAs an Extension Assistant, you will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Horticulture program areas and the Horticulture County Agents. You will report to the County Agriculture and Natural Resources/Horticulture Extension Agent 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: $15.00 - $18.00/hour

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 Driver's license preferred.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No

Preferred Education/Experience Education or previous experience in horticulture and previous experience working in an administrative support role

Deadline to Apply 07/04/2022

University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

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.

Keywords: University of Kentucky, Owensboro , Extension Assistant for Horticulture - Daviess County, Other , Owensboro, Kentucky

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