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Type of Position:
Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a
state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at
Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It
consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and
the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to
more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and
is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division
headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the
University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the
University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a
vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a
healthy work-life balance.
Below you will find the details for the position including any
supplementary documentation and questions you should review before
applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click
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process and require reasonable accommodations, please contact the
Division's Office of Inclusion, Access, and Compliance at
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about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219
CEA * Staff Chair * Jefferson County
Summary of Job Duties:
The 4-H Program Assistant works for an assigned county Extension
program under the supervision of a county agent in such areas of
4-H youth development.
Quality and Quantity of Work
Maintains 4-H Clubs. Periodically attends 4-H Club meetings.
Maintains working relationship with all 4-H leaders, members,
Recruits adult volunteer leaders, youth, and volunteers to form
4-H clubs and grow the county 4-H enrollment/program
Follows up promptly with questions and requests for
Maintains accurate 4-H records and submits reports by
Displays a knowledge of 4-H policies and procedures.
Stays informed of all county, district, and state 4-H events,
competitions, camps, activities, etc. Informs 4-H leaders, members
and parents of all county, district, and state 4-H events,
competitions, camps, activities, etc. Assists 4-Hers in preparation
for events and competitions.
Plans, organizes, sets-up, conducts, and cleans-up after all 4-H
events, competitions, and activities in the county.
Conducts regular 4-H leader training meetings.
Shows sensitivity to individual needs based on culture, race,
gender and age.
Coordinates with agents to conduct educational programs in
schools and the community.
Evaluates the county 4-H program for impact.
Communicates the benefits and goals of the 4-H program to
Makes sure youth, parents and adult leaders are aware of events,
activities, meetings and any registration deadlines.
Uses social media, virtual tools and newsletters to
Uses local newspaper, social media and other tools to promote
Listens to feedback and acts to improve.
Shares information, expertise and resources with others.
Is part of the county Extension Service team to insure success
of the whole Extension program.
Organizes and prioritizes tasks effectively.
Deals appropriately with interruptions.
Uses good judgment and decision-making skills.
Follows attendance and leave policies.
Practices emotional control.
Exhibits professional behavior and appearance.
Ability to work without close supervision.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Must agree to comply
with the Youth Protection policy, including authorized release of
relevant Arkansas Child Abuse & Neglect Central Registry records.
Ability to work without close supervision is required.
Transportation for use on the job with liability insurance in
effect is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to conduct programs & work with all clientele regardless
of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability,
marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally & in writing.
Ability to keep accurate records & submit timely reports of
activities. Ability to respond positively to supervisor direction.
Ability to work without close daily supervision.
Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation,
Special Instructions for the Applicant:
For consideration, applicants must upload a Resume, Cover
letter, and three (3) Letters of Recommendation. If you have
technical issues uploading a document or if you would like to
provide additional documentation after submitting your application,
contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruitment Contact Information:
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of
Arkansas System Career Site
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may
conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for
applicants being considered for employment. The background checks
may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry
check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A
criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication
information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences
of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background
check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory
manner consistent with the state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with
respect to both employment opportunities and program participation.
The Division complies with these policies not merely because of
legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are
basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all
applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age,
disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any
other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal
authority to work in the United States on the first day of
employment. All applicant information is subject to public
disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Constant Physical Activity:
Frequent Physical Activity:
Driving, Hearing, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers,
including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing,
Occasional Physical Activity: