Bleckley County Program Assistant - 4-H

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Bleckley County Program Assistant - 4-H


CAES Southeast 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM with possible nights and weekends

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SE District

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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]).

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Public Service Paraprofessional/Professional

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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.

Position Summary:

This Program Assistant position will be responsible for coordinating educational outreach efforts in Bleckley County needed to carry out the 4-H programming and educational efforts. A high level of independent judgment to effectively carry out the essential duties of the job. The incumbent is expected to manage both Extension program administration and 4-H education delivery by developing techniques and procedures as appropriate. The 4-H County Extension Program Assistant is under the supervision of the County Extension Coordinator, as well as the District Program Development Coordinator (PDC).

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Effective communications skills – oral and written.
Ability to work with diverse populations.
Ability to show high standards of professionalism in personal appearance and work habits.

Physical Demands:

Some degree of physical activity, including lifting, to conduct programming (demonstration equipment, literature, etc).
Some standing and sitting for various lengths of time.
Travel within the local and area events in the county and Georgia area.

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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 Club members preparation for competitive events such as project achievement, judging teams, etc. Transport or arrange transportation of 4-H’ers to various district and state events and if assigned, provide leadership for youth while attending these important events.

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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 County Extension Coordinator and District Program Development Coordinator 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 these programs through the management of the volunteer with assistance from the County Coordinator.

Make reports to appropriate clientele, staff members, Board of Education, Board of Commissioners, and public officials through electronic mass media (county website, internet, etc.) personal contacts and/or group meetings. Submit accurate and complete reports in a timely manner in GA Counts, 4-H enrollment, and the District office.

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Regularly participate in staff conferences (using them for planning and evaluation of joint activities) and share ideas among all co-workers, leaders, district staff, and specialists to promote teamwork.

Assist staff with day to day operations of the County Extension Office by answering the phone, processing mail, distributing publications, greeting visitors, filing documents, etc.

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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time