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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Catoosa County Agricultural & Natural Resources (ANR) Agent

LocationAthens, Georgia, 30602
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-09-06
Direct Apply
Yes
Valid Through2023-04-21

Job Description:


Position Summary

The County Extension Agent position is responsible for managing the Agricultural and Natural Resources ( ANR ) program in the county by providing educational opportunities in farm production, livestock, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods. The agent serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member. It is under the direction and leadership of the County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.

The county population has created a very diverse agricultural industry with educational and training needs in poultry, beef cattle, hay, and vegetable production. In addition emerging crops include grapes – both wine and muscadine, beekeepers, pasture-fed beef, and on-farm processing. Water quality issues such as stormwater and soil erosion are growing concerns with education in these areas being critical to protect the drinking water reservoir in the county. The agent also addresses a growing concern with the farm-public interface.

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1265P

Working Title

Catoosa County Agricultural & Natural Resources (ANR) Agent

Department

CAES-Northwest District CES

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. County agents and specialists throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness, and life skills. County agents provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, publications, computer programs, and lessons in consumer skills to improve Georgians’ quality of life. They are the local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety, and parenting. UGA Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia’s largest youth program. Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgians participate in community projects, summer camps, and conferences on today’s issues while having fun and learning to work together. The leadership skills and values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime. UGA Extension reaches more than 2.6 million Georgians through education programs each year. Millions more rely on UGA Extension’s publications, educational news articles, and public television programming for advice and information.

College/Unit/Department website

https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/catoosa.html

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Minimum $52,000/year starting for Master’s Degree (Bachelor’s $42,000) 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

08/01/2022

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

06/09/2022

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

NW District

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 (*****).

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call *****.

Position Details

Position Information

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 degree in Agriculture or a related area.

A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Provisional appointment (see Additional Requirements )

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, a 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)

No

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
  • 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 needs of the county’s varied socio-economic population
  • 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
  • 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 the community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders
Percentage Of Time

100

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this vacant position?
    • UGAJobs (UGA's job board)
    • LinkedIn
    • Handshake
    • Indeed.com
    • HigherEdJobs
    • A current UGA employee
    • Other (please provide resource)
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents #1


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