Montgomery County Agriculture & Natural Resources/4-H & Youth Development AgentDepartment:
CAES-Southeast 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 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:
UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. County agents and specialists throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness and life skills.College/Unit/Department website:
County agents provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, publications, computer programs and lessons in consumer skills to improve Georgians’ quality of life. They are the local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety and parenting.
UGA Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia’s largest youth program. Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgians participate in community projects, summer camps and conferences on today’s issues while having fun and learning to work together. The leadership skills and values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime.
UGA Extension reaches more than 2.6 million Georgians through education programs each year. Millions more rely on UGA Extension’s publications, educational news articles and public television programming for advice and information.
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Minorities & FemalesAdvertised Salary:
Minimum $52,000/year starting for Master’s Degree (Bachelor’s $42,000) as well as an excellent benefits package as a faculty member of the University of Georgia. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.Anticipated Start Date:
07/01/2022Job Posting Date:
05/04/2022Open until filled:
YesLocation of Vacancy:
Other South Georgia 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:
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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 https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.
Public Service Professional ACFaculty Rank:
Open RankContract Type:
Fiscal (12 mo.)Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications:
- A Master’s degree in Human/Youth Development, Sociology, Education, Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, Recreation, or related area.
- A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Provisional appointment (see Additional Requirements for more information on this provisional appointment)
This position will provide educational programming in the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) area in Montgomery County providing educational opportunities in production agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods. Montgomery County has a rich history of an extraordinary Ag Row Crop program and its highest value commodities are onions, timber farms, farmland and rural community. County stakeholders rely heavily on the County Agent. Homeowners and Master Gardner Volunteers also depend on the Agent’s expertise to provide training and programming to the citizens of the community. Tended acres are covered with cotton, peanuts, tobacco, onions, corn, turf and pasture.Additional Requirements:
This role will also be responsible for managing the 4-H & Youth Development programming in the county by providing educational opportunities for youth in 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for project and judging events. The Montgomery County 4-H Program is robust and provides a wide variety of educational opportunities for youth. This position will work cooperatively with county 4-H staff and provide oversight, management, and support of the 4-H program.
This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable private vehicle for official duty travel are required. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided. Transportation of others including 4-H Youth and adult clientele is also a common and necessary function of the job. 4-H competitions, overnight camps, and other events are conducted at district and state levels and necessitate travel and transport of participants.
See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for information regarding the Public Service Faculty ranks.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
Progression towards earning an advanced degree is expected while in a provisional faculty position. When a public service professional receives an advanced degree, recommendation for a public service faculty appointment can be initiated according to the public service faculty appointment process (see “Appointment and Promotion upon Receiving an Advanced Degree” on page 16 of the Guidelines).
Is this a Position of Trust?:
- Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
- Ability to speak to/teach large groups of residents
- Ability to organize and carry out activities and programming for youth
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county, district, and state staff, local government employees, and clientele
- Ability to show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance, and work habits
- Ability to express thoughts clearly and concisely through written and verbal communication
- Ability to work as a team member and engage with groups and committees
- Ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs
- Skills in leadership and management
NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
YesDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?:
YesDoes 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):
YesCredit 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:
Percentage Of Time:
- Provides educational programming related to Agriculture & Natural Resources and 4-H & Youth Development in Montgomery County.
- 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
- Develops a plan of work that is equitable in meeting the needs of the county’s varied socio-economic population
- Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues
- Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs
- Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s view of extension programming
- Utilizes current research data and information on emerging issues in program development and teaching
- Provides reporting of educational activities via UGA software programming.
- Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in the community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders
- Ensures the Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan of UGA Cooperative Extension is followed and that volunteers and clientele understand Cooperative Extension offers 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.
- Provides leadership for Program Assistants, volunteers, and teen leaders in delivering 4-H and Youth programs.
- Works cooperatively with county 4-H staff to develop relevant programming, marketing plans and fundraising.
- Works cooperatively with school administration, teachers and elected officials in fostering working relationships.