Community Education Specialist 2, Santa Clara - Job ID#13008

County Location: Santa Clara County

Date Posted: November 19, 2020
Closing Date: December 4, 2020

The incumbent will design, conduct, manage, and evaluate bilingual agricultural educational outreach and program evaluation, and assistance with record-keeping to non-English speaking small-scale farmers in partnership with educational institutions, county-based agencies, organizations and services. This position requires the applicant to be fluent in English and Spanish. Functions as a community resource, provides leadership to volunteers and acts as subject matter expert for assigned program.

The Small Farms Assistant will provide technical information and translation as needed to non-English speaking farmers. This includes conducting extension workshops and follow-up farm site visits aimed at helping the farming communities assess what agricultural assistance programs they could qualify for. Other activities include assisting non-English speaking farmers with the development and maintenance of record-keeping systems, assisting with data collection, and assisting in the production of informational videos on topics such as food safety, pesticide safety, drip irrigation, and integrated pest management.

Duties include data collection and management, maintains education curricula inventory, evaluates program results, and working with small-scale farmers to assist them with paperwork and records required for regulatory compliance and applications to grant and rebate programs. This includes becoming familiar with FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, agricultural grants, loans, rebates, and other agricultural programs (USDA, PG&E, etc.) that could benefit small farmers in Santa Clara County.

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

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