County Agent III (Assistant Professor equivalent) Cape May

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Cape May Court House, NJ
  • Apr 27, 2021
Full time Agriculture/Horticulture & Aquaculture

Job Description

 Salary: Commensurate With Experience

Posting Summary

Cape May County is the southernmost county in New Jersey. Much of the county is located on the Cape May Peninsula, bounded by the Delaware Bay to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east. Adjacent to the Atlantic coastline are five barrier islands that have been built up as seaside resorts. A consistently popular summer destination with 30 miles of beaches, Cape May County attracts vacationers from New Jersey and surrounding states, with the summer population exceeding 750,000. This is nearly 8 times that of the general residential population of 93,553 (2017 Census), making it the state's second-least populous county. Tourism generates annual revenues of about $6.6 billion as of 2018, making it the county's single largest industry. More detail on the agricultural industry can be found at www.nj.gov/agriculture/sadc/home/genpub/capemayplan.pdf. As of the 2017 Ag Census, there were 164 farms on 8,135 acres, averaging about 50 acres per farm. The full ag census summary for Cape May County can be found at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/AgCensus/2017/Online_Resources/County_Profiles/New_Jersey/cp34009.pdf.

Posting Open Date: 04/14/2021

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from an accredited institution in agriculture, plant science, agriculture economics, agriculture business management, business administration, or combination of these or related fields of study, with three years minimum professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor).
  • Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis is preferred.
  • Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communications to clientele are required.
  • Supervisory or managerial experience is preferred.
  • Evidence of successfully training, mentoring, and evaluating staff, ensuring the requirements and objectives of program outreach and impact.
  • Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele.
  • Computer proficiency is required.
  • Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.
  • A valid NJ driver's license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from an accredited institution in agriculture, plant science, agriculture economics, agriculture business management, business administration, or combination of these or related fields of study, with three years minimum professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor).
  • Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis is preferred.
  • Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communications to clientele are required.
  • Supervisory or managerial experience is preferred.
  • Evidence of successfully training, mentoring, and evaluating staff, ensuring the requirements and objectives of program outreach and impact.
  • Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele.
  • Computer proficiency is required.
  • Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.
  • A valid NJ driver's license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position
Overview

Cape May County is the southernmost county in New Jersey. Much of the county is located on the Cape May Peninsula, bounded by the Delaware Bay to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east. Adjacent to the Atlantic coastline are five barrier islands that have been built up as seaside resorts. A consistently popular summer destination with 30 miles of beaches, Cape May County attracts vacationers from New Jersey and surrounding states, with the summer population exceeding 750,000. This is nearly 8 times that of the general residential population of 93,553 (2017 Census), making it the state's second-least populous county. Tourism generates annual revenues of about $6.6 billion as of 2018, making it the county's single largest industry. More detail on the agricultural industry can be found at www.nj.gov/agriculture/sadc/home/genpub/capemayplan.pdf. As of the 2017 Ag Census, there were 164 farms on 8,135 acres, averaging about 50 acres per farm. The full ag census summary for Cape May County can be found at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/AgCensus/2017/Online_Resources/County_Profiles/New_Jersey/cp34009.pdf.

Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Home Location Campus: Off Campus

Location Details

Cooperative Extension of Cape May County

Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

355 Court House/So. Dennis Road (Route 657)

Cape May Court House, NJ

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