Pickens County 4-H Youth Development & Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Location
Athens
Posted
Mar 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary: This position will be responsible for managing the 4-H & Youth Development programming in Pickens County by providing educational opportunities for youth in 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for project and judging events. 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.

Responsibilities: Responsible for managing the 4-H program in Pickens County by providing educational programs for youth in monthly 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for project and judging events. Provides leadership for volunteers, Para-professionals, and teen leaders in delivering 4-H and Youth programs. Develops plan of work that is equitable in meeting the needs of the varied county socio-economic situations. Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a related field required. If lacking an advanced degree, a minimum of three years (counted from the date of hire) as a public service professional is required before appointment consideration to public service assistant. Significant profess of accomplishments must be documented showing clear and convincing evidence of moving toward excellence in the criteria appropriate to the work assignments. Once an advanced degree is earned, the candidate may apply for a public service assistant faculty position through the current appointment process. A review must occur in the employee's sixth year as a public service professional (counted from the date of hire) to determine status for possible faculty appointment or for counted employment as a public service professional.

About UGA: 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Full time/Part time: Full Time

EEO Policy 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.

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