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Extension Program Specialist


This is professional-level work implementing an Extension program under the leadership of a county Extension Agent or State Extension Specialist.  A program specialist is responsible for an Extension program for a specific county or unit.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Researches and reviews relevant articles and issues relating to program area
  • Plans and develops content, curriculum, techniques, and competencies for relevant programming.
  • Identifies needed initiatives and creates and implements them.
  • Responsible for developing environmental approaches.
  • Responsible for developing policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for the design, development, and implementation of training and educational programs related to program area.
  • Identifies appropriate training sites and audiences.
  • Attends advisory meetings and fosters relationships with community partners.
  • Identifies opportunities for collaboration.
  • Teaches the community program curriculum.
  • Designs and implements evaluation of program or project.
  • Compiles and writes reports.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not supervise others.

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