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Public Service Faculty - Local and State Government Training

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Public Service Faculty - Local and State Government Training


PSO-Carl Vinson Inst of Govt

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 15 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 18 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/Department:

Since 1927, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government has worked with public officials throughout Georgia and around the world to improve governance and people’s lives. From Georgia’s early days as a largely agrarian state with a modest population to its modern-day status as a national and international force in business, industry and politics with a population of 10 million, we have helped government leaders navigate change and forge strong directions for a more prosperous Georgia.

Every day, more than 150 faculty and staff provide technical assistance, training and technology solutions to Georgia’s state and local governments as well as governments around the world.

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Benefits Eligible


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates will be considered for the position until it is filled but are assured of being considered if materials are received by October 15, 2021. Application materials should include a cover letter, a resume or curriculum vita, and three letters of reference. All candidates must apply at:

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO 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]).

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Public Service Professional AC

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank

Contract Type:

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in public administration or related field is required.

Position Summary:

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications for a Public Service Faculty position. The person in this position will serve as a faculty member responsible for training and providing assistance to local governments, and training for state government. The position will be available as early as December 1, 2021, and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of the University. The successful candidate will have major responsibility for assistance and training projects involving the training and development of local and state government elected and appointed officials in the areas of leadership and management development, and professional development for local and state government elected and appointed officials.
The position requires some overnight travel (estimated 60 nights per year). Based on the needs of the Institute of Government, the option to work remotely may be available but not guaranteed.

  • Manage, monitor, and evaluate certificate and conference programs for state and local government elected officials and appointed practitioners in Georgia.
  • Establish and maintain solid working relationships with professional associations responsible for the training and development of their professional practitioner members.
  • Design, develop, and deliver training programs and courses, related materials, supplementary materials, instructor manuals, activities and procedural manuals, and other instructional aids.
  • Provide technical assistance, consultation, and other services to state government, and county and municipal governments in Georgia.
  • Work with the faculty, professional staff, and others to complete projects and accomplish goals.
  • Participate in division and Institute activities.
  • Participate and work with professional development organizations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements:

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Public Service Assistant, Public Service Associate, or Senior Public Service Associate.

For information about requirements for each rank, please see Guidelines for Appointments and Promotion (

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the local government systems of Georgia and state government structure, and the professional development needs of elected and appointed officials is essential. The ideal candidate will have a background in adult education and instruction including developing, designing, and delivering local and state government curricula and five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience in public sector leadership development government training. Significant experience (5 or more years) in securing and managing contracts is also desired.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and is expected to be able to effectively research, write, present reports, and train public officials in local and state government leadership development topics. As the position will spend considerable time working directly with local and state officials, both elected, appointed, and staff, it is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability, and background to interact in a very positive and supportive manner with these important customers of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are needed as well as an appreciation for the complexities involved in working in a public political setting.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Working knowledge of state, county, and municipal government political structure, functions, and operations.
  • Knowledge of Georgia’s state, municipal and county government current and emerging trends, issues, and challenges.
  • Ability to create and develop effective education programs and related curriculum for public officials in state and local government topics.
  • Ability to learn, adapt, and apply new learning technologies in training and development service delivery.
  • Ability to write grants and/or proposal/bid responses.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to manage long-term projects and client relationships.
  • Ability to develop and apply creative solutions to complex problems.

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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.


The University of Georgia, 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. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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