REG 05.10.03 – Recruitment, Qualifications, Salary, Getting the New Employee on the Payroll, Verification of Employment Eligibility

Authority: Issued by the Chancellor. Changes or exceptions to administrative regulations issued by the Chancellor may only be made by the Chancellor.

History: First Issued: January 1998.

Contact Info: CALS Personnel Director (919-515-2708)

1. Recruitment

The Extension Personnel Office handles recruitment for all County Director and Agent vacancies. Interviewing and selection is handled by Extension Administration, the District Extension Director, and, where appropriate, the County Extension Director.

2. Qualifications

The candidate must possess a Bachelors Degree as noted in the vacancy announcement with (1) a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or a 3.0 in the major field of study (based on a 4.0 scale), or completion of a Master’s degree, (2) personal automobile and valid driver’s license, (3) skill in oral and written communications, and (4) ability to work effectively with people. A Master’s Degree is preferred. The Recruiting Brochures available from Extension Personnel provide additional information; copies should be accessible in each County Center for potential candidates.

3. Salary

Once requirements are met, beginning salary is based on the level of degrees (i.e. Masters, Doctorate) and related professional experience. Contact the District Extension Director for further information.

4. Getting the New Employee on the Payroll

The District Extension Director is responsible for forwarding the necessary forms to Extension Personnel as soon as possible following the hiring decision.

5. Verification of Employment Eligibility

County Directors are required to verify identity and eligibility for employment of all new EHRA employees. Prior to finalizing all appointments, the County Director must review documentation and provide certification of identity and eligibility for employment and forward to the Extension Personnel Office via the I-9 form.