Area Pecan Extension Agent
This new position will provide programming for County Extension Agents and commercial clients on issues related to the pecan industry with emphasis on applied research projects (additional audiences include other public agencies, commodity and conservation groups, community and business leaders, volunteers, youth, and elected officials). It will utilize 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. The incumbent will organize, coordinate and evaluate training workshops and programs for professional pecan industries and will work with State Specialists to develop and implement training opportunities for County Extension Agents in the areas of pecan production, processing, and marketing. The role will facilitate and participate in grant writing and other extramural funding development efforts to support programs. The incumbent will aid major pecan production area counties with vacant Cooperative Extension Agent positions.
A Bachelor degree in Horticulture, Plant & Soil Sciences, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Natural Resources or related area.
A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Provisional appointment. This provisional faculty classification is offered for no more than three years without review. You may apply for a regular 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/
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.