DeKalb County Extension EFNEP Agent

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Posting Number F0305P Working Title DeKalb County Extension EFNEP 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 (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.

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 http://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/dekalb.html Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Minorities Advertised Salary Minimum $46,000/year for Master’s Degree (Bachelor’s $34,500) 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 07/01/2019 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 02/20/2019 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Atlanta Area 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.

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title Public Service Professional AC Pay Grade FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

The Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) agent in DeKalb County can provide state required trainings for food safety for food service, as well as nutrition and health education in support of the Expanded Foods and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). This position will manage and enhance the EFNEP nutrition education program designed to reach limited resource audiences caring for children. The agent will have 100% responsibilities manage the EFENP program in DeKalb, as well as supervise the respective program assistants.

Currently, there are five full-time program assistants in DeKalb

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.

http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfm

Additional Requirements

A Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Food & Nutrition, Food Science/Safety, Child Care, Health, Human Development, Financial Management, Housing, or closely 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/

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

- A demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management, and a demonstrated ability to multi-task

- A demonstrated ability to work as a team member and with groups and committees

- The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs

Physical Demands Does this position have financial responsibilities? 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 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.

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  1. I understand this position is located in the DeKalb County Extension Office in Decatur, GA.
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