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Posting NumberS04719PWorking TitleRESEARCH PROFESSIONAL IIDepartmentTerry College Selig Ctr for Economic GrowthAbout 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 PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

8-5 Monday through Friday.

Advertised Salary$35,000 - $39,500 Commensurate with ExperiencePosting Date02/21/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date03/16/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area 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.

Classification TitleResearch Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyResearch And LabFTE1.00Minimum 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 Qualifications

Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, business, social sciences or statistics, plus experience conducting applied business/economic research of a statistical nature.

Position Summary

The Research Professional II supports the Selig Center’s applied economic, demographic, and market research activities by obtaining economic and demographic data from a wide variety of sources, performing statistical analysis of such data, and conveying statistical information to internal and external audiences. Responsibilities include the interpretation of economic trends and data, supporting the Selig Center’s Director and the Dean’s public speaking activities by preparing data, graphs, and other supporting material for internal as well as external use.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies


Physical Demands

Working in a normal office environment.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes 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?NoDoes 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.



Tracking, updating, analysis and presentation of regional trends and data. Writing articles and delivering speeches on selected topics. Specific examples include:
- Housing statistics
- Employment and labor force
- Income and demographics,
- Georgia business announcements

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- Writing selected sections of the annual Georgia Economic Outlook publication.
- Preparing the economic outlook powerpoint slide deck (data, graphs), and other supporting material that accompanies the annual Economic Outlook speeches. Deliver speeches.

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Providing the analysis for research projects undertaken by the Selig Center.

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Administrative Responsibilities:
- Website and Marketplace updates, telephone and email inquiries.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. List of References with Contact Information
    4. Writing Sample
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 3/1/2020
      Application Due: 11/27/2020
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