Part Time Program Assistant - 4-H Tidelands

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Posting NumberS03950PWorking TitlePart Time Program Assistant - 4-H TidelandsDepartmentCAES TidelandsAbout 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/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanGDCPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityNon-Benefits EligibleFull/Part timePart TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Schedule will vary with guest and school activities.

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosting Date09/13/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/04/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyCamp JekyllEEO 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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Classification TitlePublic Service Paraprofessional/ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyFTE0.49Minimum 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 qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

This is a 19 hour/week position at 4-H Tidelands, a Georgia 4-H program facility located on Jekyll Island, GA. Primary responsibilities include assisting with the upkeep of live exhibit collection including reptiles/marine aquaria and educating the general public in live coastal species exhibit gallery. Live exhibit upkeep includes; feeding and carrying out daily/weekly/monthly exhibit cleaning/maintenance schedules, and maintaining care records. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the planning and delivery of coastal ecology programs for youth and adults. Includes; leading school groups, spring break science, and summer programs/day camps, canoeing, and potentially leading kayak tours. Programs and exhibits focus on marine ecosystems and include topics such as marsh & beach ecology, herpetology, invertebrate studies, etc. Assist with general operations and maintenance of the facility. Includes; weekend work and occasional evenings.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesPhysical Demands

This position includes strenuous activity and physical demands such as extended time in the sun while teaching outdoors and/or assisting with canoe/kayak activities, lifting, carrying, etc. Physically bending, lifting and carrying canoes/kayaks (55 to 75 pounds) to and from the water, and on and off the trailer. This position will perform canoe and/or kayak rescue maneuvers under various water conditions. There are also other physical demands as noted and in assisting with facility and/or exhibit maintenance related needs.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit 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 with animal care & husbandry of live coastal species exhibits- includes care for reptiles, fresh water, and marine aquaria- duties include; feeding and regularly scheduled maintenance of life support systems.

Percentage of time55 Duties/Responsibilities


Leading environmental education programs for school groups, home schools, scouts, summer day programs, nature walks, canoeing, and potentially guided kayak tours, as well as working with the general public in live coastal species exhibit areas.

Percentage of time30 Duties/Responsibilities


Assist with projects to enhance 4-H Tidelands program facility and projects. May include: creating interpretive exhibit materials/signage, exhibit enhancement, facility/grounds maintenance, aquaria repair, kayak repair, etc.

Percentage of time15Posting Specific Questions

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    Posted: 9/17/2019
    Application Due: 11/16/2019
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