Tift County ANR Educator
Tift County ANR EducatorDepartment:
CAES Southwest 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 (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.Posting Type:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
Regular hours 8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday
Occasional night meetings and weekends
02/10/2021Open until filled:
YesProposed Starting Date:
03/08/2021Location of Vacancy:
SW DistrictEEO 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 Title:
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field.Position Summary:
The ANR County Extension Educator position is an exempt professional staff role within UGA Cooperative Extension responsible for the delivery of the Agriculture and Natural Resources educational programming in Tift County. This position will help with livestock activities. A high level of independent judgment is expected to effectively carry out the essential duties of the job and the incumbent is expected to manage the ANR education delivery by developing techniques and procedures as appropriate. This role works cooperatively with all Extension faculty and staff where applicable and Works under the guidance and supervision of the County Extension Coordinator and the District Extension Director.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
-Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
-Ability to speak to/teach large groups of adults and children
-Ability to organize and carry out activities and programming
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county, district, and state staff, local government employees, and clientele
-Show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance, and work habits
-Express thoughts clearly and concisely through written and verbal communication
-Applicant will work with the 4-H youth program
Some degree of physical activity to conduct programs (e.g. handling animals, demonstration materials, and audio-video equipment)
Some standing and/or sitting for various lengths of time. Withstand various seasonal weather conditions for outside activities.
Travel to various events and competitions within the state and possibly nationally.
Occasionally work extended hours (past eight hour work day and forty hour work week), including some nights and weekends
YesIs this a Position of Trust?:
YesDoes 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?:
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.Duties/Responsibilities:
•Provides educational programming related to Agriculture & Natural Resources in Tift County. This includes providing educational opportunities in production corn, wheat, and other grains by utilizing multiple teaching methods.
•Utilizes the expertise of and works closely with advisory groups, community leaders, public officials, and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs for corn, wheat, and other grains.
•Develops a plan of work that is equitable in meeting the needs of the county.
•Assist in planning and facilitating ANR educational programming, including reserving venues, creating promotional materials, registering participants, copying handouts and preparing materials for class participants, and assisting with program set-up and break-down.
•Assist with client services by answering homeowner and aquatic questions.
•Assist other agents as needed.
•Use county websites and internet media to increase program outreach.
•Assist 4-H livestock members with preparation for competitive events, such as livestock shows, judging teams, quiz bowl, etc.
•Transport or arrange for transportation of 4-H’ers to various district and state livestock events, and if assigned, provide leadership for youth while attending these events.
•Assist with planning local livestock projects, such as livestock shows and judging teams.
•Some degree of physical activity to conduct programs (e.g. handling animals, demonstration materials, and audio-video equipment)
•Standing and/or sitting for various lengths of time. Withstand various seasonal weather conditions for outside activities.
•Travel to various 4-H livestock events and competitions within the state and possibly nationally.
•Occasionally work extended hours (past eight-hour workday and forty-hour workweek), including some nights and weekends
•Coordinate reporting with other county staff members and provide reports to appropriate clientele and public officials through media, personal contacts, and/or group meetings to provide information on the progress of programs.
•Submit accurate, complete reports in Georgia Counts and to District Office as necessary and provide supplemental documentation useful in evaluating and improving