This County Extension Agent position is responsible for managing the Agricultural and Natural Resources program in the County providing educational opportunities in small-farm production, livestock, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods. It serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the County Extension Staff. It is under the direction and leadership of the County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.
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
Meriwether County ANR Agent
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.
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Public Service Assistant
A Master’s degree in Agriculture or a related area.
A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Provisional appointment (see 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 ).
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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
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Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)
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