Macon County Extension 4-H Program Assistant

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Posting Details

Posting Number S02939P Working Title Macon County Extension 4-H Program Assistant Department CAES Southwest 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 ( 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 College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

40 Hours Normal Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, exceptions: Club meetings; local, district or state competitions, camp or other assigned 4-H events.

Advertised Salary $27,000 Posting Date 04/16/2019 Open until filled No Closing Date 04/30/2019 Proposed Starting Date 06/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy SW District 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.

Position Information

Classification Title Office/Clerical Assistant Pay Grade FLSA Job Family Outreach Services FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons.

Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

This position will help facilitate 4-H Educational Youth Programs in Macon County and carry on the day to day activities of the 4-H program in a county that has a growing population. The county is adjacent to Houston County and its Military base.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Work with the 4-H Youth program.

Excellent communication skills – oral and written. Ability to work with diverse population. Knowledge of Cooperative Extension 4-H program activities.

Have a Valid Driver’s License and have transportation to travel within the county and to 4-H club events within the state.

Physical Demands

Requires frequent travel. Some light lifting may be involved.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No 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.



Assist 4-H’ers in preparation for the 4-H competitive events including project achievement, judging teams, etc.

Transport or arrange for transportation of 4-H’ers to various district and state events and if assigned, provide leadership for youth while attending these events.
**Attendance at 4-H events may be a requirement for this position. It will be as assigned by the 4-H Agent Work Group Coordinator, County Coordinator or District Personnel.

Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities


Conduct in school club meetings and deliver the prepared curriculum that meets state (Georgia Professional Standards) guidelines.

Incorporate the results of program evaluations and feedback in planning future programs and techniques used in implementing programs under the direction of a 4-H Work Group Coordinator and District Program Development Director 4-H.

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Identify, recruit, train and help supervise 4-H volunteers in planning, teaching and evaluating Cooperative Extension 4-H programs. Assist interested volunteers in the successful completion of the 4-H Chaperone Training. Multiple programs may receive leadership from Volunteers such as the Archery Team, Horse Club, BB Team, and Livestock Show Teams. Extension Program Assistants must manage those programs through the management of the Volunteer with assistance from the Area 4-H Agent and County Coordinator.

Make reports to appropriate clientele, staff members, Board of Education, Board of Commissioners and public officials through mass media (social media, County websites, etc.) personal contacts an/or group meetings. Submit accurate and complete reports in a timely manner in GA Counts, 4-H enrollment and the District Office. These responsibilities are under the direction of the Area 4-H Work Group Coordinator and County Coordinator.

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Regularly participate in staff conferences.

Process or develop adequate computer skills to enhance communication to the public and Extension.

Assist staff with day to day operations of Cooperative Extension county office by answering phone, processing mail, distributing publications, greeting visitors, filing documents, etc. (when needed)

Maintain office inventory of office supplies and materials as needed to support the 4-H program.

Other duties as assigned by 4-H Work Group Coordinator, 4-H PDC and County Coordinator.

Percentage of time 25 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  2. * Are you a current employee of the University of Georgia?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
  3. * This position is located in Oglethorpe, Macon County GA. Are you willing to work from this location?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. List of References with Contact Information
  3. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation




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Posted: 4/17/2019
Application Due: 5/2/2019
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