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Staff Instructor III - Agriculture

Hopkinsville Community College
Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Staff Instructor III – Agriculture
(Position #10007847)
 Open Date:   11/16/21
Close Date:  01/03/22

 KCTCS is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.
We actively encourage applications and/or nominations of persons of color, women, veterans, persons with disabilities and other individuals.

KCTCS is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution.

Position Description
The primary purpose of the Staff Instructor III - Agriculture is to develop and present workshops and classes to address agrarian needs of assigned county communities.
Major Responsibilities/Duties
  • Develop and present workshops and classes to address agrarian needs of Christian, Todd, Trigg, and Caldwell county communities (minimum of 4 young and/or adult farmer classes, with a minimum of 10 class meetings for each class group).
  • Provide instruction in group and individual formats.
  • Hold periodic seasonal meetings and provide more in-depth offerings during the fall (post-harvest) and winter (pre-planting) months.
  • Provide individualized assistance as needed.   Required to complete a minimum of four to six supervisory (one on one) visits to each class member that participates in the program.
  • Organize young farmer chapter(s) to be affiliated with the Kentucky Young Farmer Association for the purpose of leadership development.
  • Assist local county extension/natural resources/county agriculture officials with programs that provide opportunities/techniques to improve/enhance the quality of life.
  • Provide educational counseling and advising as needed.
  • Provide weekly plans to immediate supervisor and a monthly annual report to the state adult agriculture coordinator at KCTCS.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor degree (Agriculture or related field) and two years related work experience, or equivalent.
  • Certified Crop Advisor Certification (CCA) is desirable.
  • Demonstrated effective technology skills, communication skills (written and verbal), organizational and interpersonal skills.
KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.

Initial review of applicants will begin on January 4, 2022.
Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.
For questions regarding the above position, contact us by emailing


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