4-H Livestock Coordinator in Houston, TX

Harris County

Job description

The 4-H Livestock Coordinator helps to plan, implement, and evaluate a progressive series of educational programs and experiences that work toward multiple life skill outcomes such as leadership, citizenship, communications, personal life management and knowledge.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and participate in livestock validations, livestock shows, judging contests, public speaking, and educational presentations.
  • Manage deadlines and entry dates for livestock shows around Texas.
  • Prepare livestock validation forms accurately and on time.
  • This position promotes 4-H in Harris County, creates and distributes marketing materials to promote 4-H.
  • Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.
  • Supports 4-H and Youth Development program in Harris County and assists with implementation of 4-H action plans, 4-H workshops, after school activities, youth mentoring, summer camps, day camps and other activities.
  • Communicates effectively with members, families, volunteers, and other staff.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and support of new and existing 4-H members and families.
  • Collaborate with county office staff in support of AgriLife programming in Harris County.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net.

This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience with educational programs or working with livestock.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Speaking/teaching/education experience.
  • Working with diverse audiences.
  • Strong computer and Microsoft Office skills.
  • Strong organizational, written, and oral communications skills.
  • Valid driver’s license (Texas by hire date) and a safe driving record.

 : Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. “See Resume” will not be accepted for qualifications.
  • Experience working with Major Livestock Shows
General Information
Position Type and Typical Hours of Work:
  • 40 hours per week | Monday – Friday
  • Flexible Schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Depends on Qualifications
  • Based on 26 pay periods

Harris County has an employment-at-will policy. Employment is contingent on passing a criminal background check. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, all applicants are screened for the presence of illegal drugs.

Employment may be contingent on passing a drug screen and meeting other standards.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

Harris County offers a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive group health and related benefits plan as well as defined benefit retirement plan.
The following list of benefits is offered only to employees in regular (full-time) positions:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Wellness
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 10 days of vacation each year for the first five (5) years of service. Accrual rates increase based on years of service.
  • 10 county holidays plus one (1) floating holiday
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
  • Healthcare Reimbursement Account
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
The following benefits are also available to regular (full-time) employment and may be available to part-time employees:
  • Retirement pension (TCDRS)
    • Flexible schedules (varies by department)
      • Transportation Assistance (Metro RideSponsor Program)

In accordance with the Harris County Personnel Regulations, Group Health and related benefits are subject to amendment or discontinuance at any time. Commissioners Court reserves the right to make benefit modifications on the County’s behalf as needed.

For plan details, visit the Harris County benefits website:

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