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TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Minorities & Females Advertised Salary Minimum $47,000/year starting for Master’s Degree (Bachelor’s $36,000) as well as an excellent benefits package as a faculty member of the University of Georgia. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided. Anticipated Start Date 12/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job

Posting Date:

09/28/2021 Job

Closing Date:



Open until filled:

Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area EEO Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).




Position Details

Classification Title Public Service Professional AC FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:


A Master’s degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal and Dairy Science, or related area. A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Provisional appointment (see Additional Requirements for more information on this provisional appointment).
Position Summary
This position will provide educational programming in the ANR area in Oconee County. This will include managing the Agricultural & Natural Resources program in Oconee County by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods. 
This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable private vehicle for official duty travel are required. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided. Transportation of others including 4-H Youth and adult clientele is also a common and necessary function of the job. 4-H competitions, overnight camps, and other events are conducted at district and state levels and necessitate travel and transport of participants. 
 
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Additional Requirements
See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for information regarding the Public Service Faculty ranks.

Progression towards earning an advanced degree is expected while in a provisional faculty position. When a public service professional receives an advanced degree, recommendation for a public service faculty appointment can be initiated according to the public service faculty appointment process (see “Appointment and Promotion upon Receiving an Advanced Degree” on page 16 of the Guidelines ).
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
- Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite 
-Ability to speak to/teach large groups of residents 
-Ability to organize and carry out activities and programming for youth 
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county, district, and state staff, local government employees, and clientele 
-Ability to show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance, and work habits 
-Ability to express thoughts clearly and concisely through written and verbal communication 
-Ability to work as a team member and engage with groups and committees 
-Ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs 
-Skills in leadership and management
Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Duties/Responsibilities


Duties/Responsibilities
Responsible for managing the Agricultural & Natural Resources program in Oconee County by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods: 
• 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 plan of work that is equitable in meeting the needs of the county’s varied socio-economic population 
• Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with other staff members 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 and information 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 
• Ensures the Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan of UGA Cooperative Extension is followed and that volunteers and clientele understand Cooperative Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status. 


Percentage Of Time 100


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  • * This position is located in the Oconee County Georgia area. Are you willing to work at this location?
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    Job Information

    • Job ID: 59023876
    • Location:
      Athens, Georgia, United States
    • Position Title: Oconee County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent
    • Company Name: University of Georgia
    • Job Function: Education
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