Upson County Extension Educator

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Posting NumberS05265PWorking TitleUpson County Extension EducatorDepartmentCAES Northwest District CESAbout 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 PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

8:00 – 5:00 Monday-Friday some nights and weekends when needed

Advertised Salary$30,000Posting Date10/12/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date12/01/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyGriffin 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleTeacher ADFLSAExemptJob FamilyOutreach ServicesFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

The County Extension Educator position is an exempt professional staff role within UGA Cooperative Extension responsible for managing the many resources offered by a county office. A high level of independent judgement is required to effectively carry out the essential duties of the job and the incumbent is expected to manage both Extension program administration and 4-H education delivery by developing techniques and procedures as appropriate. This person works cooperatively with all Extension faculty and staff where applicable and is administratively responsible to the appropriate County Extension Coordinator and the District Extension Director. Work in this occupation is by nature a combination of office and field work.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Computer knowledge and office skills. Proficient in typing and filing. Ability to learn about all of the services and resources available to county Extension clientele and the ability to assist clientele with access to these services and resources; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county, district, and state staff, local government employees, and clientele; Ability to successfully complete 4-H Chaperone Training; Proficiency in current word processing and data management and accounting software programs (e.g. QuickBooks, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Physical Demands

Some degree of physical activity used to conduct programs (e.g. handling animals, demonstration materials, and audio-video equipment). Driving.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes 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.



Conduct in-school club meetings and deliver prepared curriculums that meet state (Georgia Professional Standards) guidelines. Plan ahead and cooperate with staff members to coordinate programs

Recruit 9 to 18 year old students to become involved in 4-H educational programs

Perform specific tasks and assume leadership for certain program areas as specified by the District Extension Director or County Extension Coordinator.

Conduct all duties in accordance with The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Equal Opportunity plan that ensures all educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or veteran status.

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Assist 4-H’ers in preparation for 4-H competitive events including project achievement, judging teams, etc. Transport or arrange for transportation of 4-H’ers to various district and state level events and if assigned, provide leadership for youth while attending these events. Incorporate the results of program evaluations and feedback in planning future programs and techniques used in implementing programs.

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Identify, recruit, train, involve, and recognize volunteers in planning, teaching, and evaluating Extension 4-H programs and assist interested volunteers in the successful completion of the 4-H Chaperone Training.

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Use local mass media to publicize 4-H events and accomplishments. Use county website and internet media to increase 4-H program outreach. Make reports to appropriate clientele and public officials through media, personal contacts, and/or group meetings to provide information on progress of 4-H programs and coordinate reporting with other county staff members.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Submit accurate, complete reports on time in Georgia Counts, 4-H Enrollment, and to District and State 4-H office as required and provide supplemental documentation useful in evaluating and improving educational programs as needed. Cooperate with other staff in preparing joint reports.

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Demonstrate personal interest and involvement in local community by joining local civic organizations (or supporting their efforts) and networking with community leaders.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
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    • No
    • Yes
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Documents #1
  3. Certification
  4. List of References with Contact Information




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Posted: 10/13/2020
Application Due: 1/11/2021
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