Forsyth County 4-H Program AssistantDepartment:
CAES-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 (https://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 7,700 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.Posting Type:
Non-Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Part TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
Monday-Friday, 8AM – 5PM; Occasional weekends and eveningsAdvertised Salary:
$16.69 per/hourPosting Date:
06/09/2021Open until filled:
YesProposed Starting Date:
07/25/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants of all educational and experience levels are strongly encouraged to apply.Location of Vacancy:
NW District 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 Title:
Public Service Paraprofessional/ProfessionalJob Family:
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:
The County Extension Program Assistant position is a non-exempt position within UGA Cooperative Extension. This position primarily delivers 4-H programming to local youth. This person works cooperatively with all Extension faculty and staff where applicable and is administratively responsible to the County Extension Coordinator and the District Extension Director. Work in this occupation is by nature a combination of office and field work.
This role conducts 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.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county, district, and state staff, local government employees, and clientele.Physical Demands:
2. Strong communication skills and experience interacting with diverse groups of people.
3. Ability to lead groups effectively including ability to speak clearly and with sufficient volume to be heard without amplification.
4. Proficient in typing, filing, and computer skills such as Windows, Microsoft Office.
5. 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.
1. Stand for long periods to effectively present program to attendees.Is driving a responsibility of this position?:
2. Lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
3. Some degree of physical activity to conduct programs (e.g. handling animals, demonstration materials, and audio-video equipment).
4. Speak effectively to audiences without amplification.
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:
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.Percentage of time:
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.Percentage of time:
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 4-H Agent and or 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.Percentage of time:
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.Percentage of time: