Job Openings


NMSU Cooperative Extension

Location: Carlsbad, NM
Application Deadline: 2023-12-15

Eddy County Extension Ag Agent

Full-time: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday; (weekend and evening programming hours, as needed)

Experience: Experience in Extension eduction program development/delivery, or related field, demonstrating ability to work with adult and youth audiences; ability and willingness to work with local Ag producer groups, and, both agriculture and natural resource management entities.

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver Extension programming, while providing leadership and guidance to Extension audiences in: agriculture (crop management, beef, dairy), rangeland and other natural resources; urban horticulture, community and economic development, youth development in the county, as job requires.
  • Work collectively, as part of the County Extension-County CES faculty and staff; collaborate with other Extension Agents across district and state; State Extension Specialists, Eastern District Department Head and other administrators, as well as outside agencies and organizations, in planning and implementing the total Extension program; Maintain a favorable public image and gain acceptance for self, Extension and New Mexico State University among county citizens.
  • Administratively responsible to the Eastern District Department Head; Provide timely reports as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree required and preferred, at time of hire; however, position may be under-filled as an Extension Associate I. Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or related field with a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher required. Must complete a master's degree within 5 years of hire date to continue employment. This is a non-tenured position.
  • Ability to relate effectively with people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, income, & educational levels to develop informal educational programs
  • Ability to assume leadership role in areas of management, recruitment, & training; willing to recruit for NMSU.
  • Successful candidate must be able to assist with the County 4-H Youth Development program, as needed with both county, district and statewide events, willing to work as a contributing member of the County CES team.
  • Ability to work odd hours and weekends as necessary.
  • Ability to travel within county, state, and nationally to Extension related functions as necessary, including occasional transporting and chaperoning of youth.
  • Position Contact Information:

Leigh Ann Marez, Eastern District Department Head

NMSU Cooperative Extension Service

office: 575-762-1052

cell: 575-799-0504


New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.
NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.