Pulaski County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary: This position will be responsible for managing the Agricultural and Natural Resources programming in Pulaski County by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing a variety of teaching methods. Pulaski County is a rural county near I-75, heavily dependent on agriculture for its economic vitality. The county has a total annual Farm Gate value of over $104 million. It ranks 1st in Wheat and Wheat Straw production for the state. 60% of the total row crop production in the county has transitioned to Cotton. It is also known for its strong conservation tillage practices. This position serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty Member and a member of the Pulaski County Extension Staff (http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/pulaski/) and is under the direction and leadership of the Pulaski County Extension Coordinator and the Southwest District Extension Director. Other Responsibilities: * Utilizes the expertise of 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 * Targets specific audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of work * Implements the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences' Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan * 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 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. Hiring rank will be commensurate with candidate's experience, achievements and stature in the discipline. http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfm www.hawkinsville-pulaski.org

Minimum 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/.) * A demonstrated ability to work as a team member and engage with groups and committees * The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs * A demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management

Preferred Qualifications: * A Master's degree in Crop & Soil Science, Plant Protection & Pest Management, General Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education or closely related area

Salary: Minimum $46,000/year for Master's Degree or $34,500/year for Bachelor's Degree as well as an excellent benefits package. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.

Faculty Rank: Open Rank

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Employee Percentage: 100

Location od Vacancy: Other South Georgia Area

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