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Agriculture Extension Associate Senior

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Agriculture Extension Associate Senior
Requisition Number RE20220
Working Title Extension Associate for Youth Livestock
Department Name 81070:ANIMAL AND FOOD SCIENCES
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $41,475-66,373/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting and/or standing for long periods. Travel/driving van/car. Lifting/moving boxes, equipment heavy lifting of objects over 50 lbs.


Monday-Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm; all shifts apply as position requires significant in- and out-of-state travel, and to include weekends.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the Kentucky 4-H Livestock Judging Program; Kentucky 4-H Livestock Skillathon; Youth Livestock Project Programs; Kentucky 4-H Livestock and Horse Volunteer Certification Program; and Collegiate Livestock Judging Program. This includes, but is not limited to the oversight of the KY Youth Market Animal Validation Program and the KY Youth Breeding Animal Nomination-Identification Program. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide oversight of all activities associated with the KY 4-H Livestock Judging Program.
  • Plan and conduct judging contests and Skillathon contest.
  • Train the KY 4-H All-Star Livestock Judging team.
  • Develop and update curriculum and educational resources and implement training and workshops for agents, volunteers, and youth.
  • Secure funding and manage budgets for the programs.
  • Maintain program websites.
  • Supervise graduate student judging coach and coordinate and/or teach the Live Animal Evaluation course.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Cooperation and coordination with the State 4-H Office is required. This position is located in Lexington, KY, with significant travel in-state and out-of-state for workshops and contests.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Energetic, self-motivated and possesses a strong worth ethic with skills in leadership and communication. Computer skills to include: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, and MS Outlook.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

MS in Animal Science or related with 2 years experience. Drivers License is preferred.

Deadline to Apply 10/13/2019
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.

Posted: 2019-09-12 Expires: 2019-10-12

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