Public Service Faculty - Military Community Resilience Manager

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Public Service Faculty - Military Community Resilience Manager


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:

Today’s complex challenges demand that governments at all levels strive to be more responsive, efficient, and effective in serving their citizens. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is committed to promoting excellence in government through technical assistance, training programs, applied research and technology solutions. We are proud to be recognized as one of the best institutes of government in the nation.The Institute of Government works extensively with governments across Georgia and beyond to develop the knowledge and skills that elected officials, professional staff, and appointed board members need to manage effectively in the 21st century. As we look ahead to future governance challenges, we must continue to tackle the complex and ever-changing demands of communities and their leaders. As an integral part of the University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach mission, we are committed to serving the state of Georgia and its state and local governments and other public entities.

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Benefits Eligible

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Compensation will be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates will be considered for this position until it is filled but are assured of being considered if application materials are received by April 15, 2022.

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]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

Public Service Professional AC

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank

Contract Type:

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

J.D. degree; or graduate degree in public administration or related field.

Position Summary:

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a public service faculty position within the Planning and Environmental Services Unit of the Strategic Operations and Planning Assistance Division. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is a Public Service Unit under the leadership of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. The position will be available June 1, 2022 and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of The University of Georgia.
The Planning and Environmental Services Unit assists cities, counties, and government authorities by supplying them with information, presentations and written reports that serve as management tools to aid in decision making. The work often involves extensive law and policy research and collaboration with engineering, landscape design, and planning experts. Projects include compatible land use studies, land conservation proposals, resilience plans, and coordination among federal, state, and local stakeholders. This position will report to the Planning and Environmental Services unit manager. This position requires travel. The position will spend considerable time working directly with military personnel and the Army Corps of Engineers. Thus, it is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability, and background to interact in a very objective, positive, and supportive manner with these important clients of the Institute of Government.

· Provide assistance to local government agencies and military commanders on a variety of projects.· Establish and maintain working relationships with personnel in local governments, military installations and professional associations.· Meet with potential clients to determine needs and negotiate contracts.· Develop projects and pursue grant funding.· Participate in professional associations.· Gather, analyze, and present data in an accessible manner.· 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 more information about the requirements for each rank, please see Guidelines for Appointments and Promotion (

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of military installation principles, local government principles, concepts and practices.
  • Knowledge of organizational best practices.
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
  • Skill in oral communication.
  • Skill in written communication.
  • Skill in using software programs for carrying out responsibilities.
  • Ability to learn, adapt, and apply knowledge of local government policies, military installation policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and presentations simultaneously.
  • Ability to explain complex methodologies and solutions in a practical manner.
  • Ability to apply creative solutions to complex problems/issues.
  • The successful candidate must be able to function effectively in interdisciplinary environment. Must have extensive knowledge of shared opportunities and common issues arising among military installations and surrounding communities.
  • Must be able to effectively work alone, as a team member, or as a project lead.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are necessary for client interactions and presentations.
  • Provide assistance and consultation and perform applied research as needed.
  • Background working with military installations is preferred.

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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 and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 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, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. 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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