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County Extension Agent

Employer:
University of Georgia
Job Field:
Policy/Administrative
Other
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Georgia
Location Detail:
Athens, GA
Job Description:

UGA Extension was founded in 1914 to take research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. It reaches more than 2 million Georgians through its education programs annually. Millions more rely on our publications, educational news articles and public television programming for advice and information. For over 100 years, it’s been the trusted source of education, innovation and information for Georgia’s agricultural industry. From the latest crop studies to the best land stewardship recommendations, we have the research-based information Georgia producers need.

County Extension Agents throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness and life skills. They provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, provide publications and computer programs and teach consumers skills to improve Georgians quality of life.

This County Extension Agent position is responsible for managing the 4-H program in Spalding County by providing educational programs for youth in 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for project and judging events. It serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the Spalding County Extension Staff (http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/Spalding/ ). It is under the direction and leadership of the Spalding County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.

Other Responsibilities:

· Provides leadership for Program Assistants, volunteers, and teen leaders in delivering 4-H and Youth programs
· Implements the CAES Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan
· Utilizes the expertise of and works closely with advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs
· Develops a Plan of Work that is equitable in meeting the varied socio-economic needs of the county
· Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with others based on critical issues
· Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs
· Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s view of extension programming
· Utilizes current research data on emerging issues in program development and teaching
· Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders
This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.
http://Spaldingcountygeorgia.com/
http://extension.uga.edu/4h/
http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfm

Qualifications:

A Master’s degree is required for hiring as a public service faculty member. A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Professional position. A Public Service Professional may apply for a regular public service faculty appointment upon completion of an advanced degree or successful progression through the public service promotion process. See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for complete details http://outreach.uga.edu/policies/appointment-and-promotion-guidelines/.)

Preferred Qualifications:

 A Master’s degree in Human/Youth Development, Sociology, Education, Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, Recreation, or related area. 
• Successful experience in program development and management (direct 4-H experience strongly preferred), demonstrated communication ability, as well as skills in leadership and management
• The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs
• A demonstrated ability to work as a team member and engage with groups and committees

Miscellaneous:
How to Apply:

Follow link to apply: Job Application

Required Documents

  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information

Optional Documents

  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Three Letters of Recommendation
Deadline: