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Chatham County EFNEP Program Assistant

The University of Georgia
SE District

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Chatham County EFNEP Program Assistant


CAES-Southeast District CES

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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. 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.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Occasional evening and weekend word is required.

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SE District

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Public Service Paraprofessional/Professional





Minimum Qualifications:

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 position provides paraprofessional work with County Extension Educator/Agents in a food and nutrition education program. Plans, organizes, schedules, and conducts nutrition and food safety classes for limited resource clients. Prepares and conducts food demonstrations for group classes. This employee will exhibit qualities of independent judgment. Work is performed under general supervision.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Ability to learn basic food preparation skills.
  • Strong communication skills and experience interacting with a wide range group of people.
  • Ability to relate effectively to young people and adults.
  • Ability to lead groups effectively including ability to speak clearly and with sufficient volume to be heard without amplification.
  • Skilled in working with clients with limited resources.

Physical Demands:

  • Stand for long periods to effectively present program to attendees.
  • Lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Speak effectively to audiences without amplification.
  • Effectively use kitchen tools including knives, spoons, blenders, choppers, etc.
  • Driving to perform job related duties.
  • Activities may take place on alternative schedules including weekend and evenings.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


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.

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.


  • Effectively organizes time and materials by reviewing program lessons, efficiently develops shopping lists for necessary ingredients, including coordinating lists of multiple recipes or with other teammates.
  • Utilizes Outlook calendar to schedule and communicate programs, county events and activities. Ensures Calendar is thorough and accurately reflects to all activities.
  • Complies with county funds policy/practices to purchase food demonstration supplies, including efficient resources management, ensures invoices are properly documented and submitted in a timely manner, and all food supplies stored safely.
  • Submits mileage reimbursement for any shopping/program delivery/training submitted according to policy.
  • Effectively conducts food preparation activities to include chopping, mixing, slicing, dicing, and correctly measure ingredients. Utilizes basic household kitchen equipment including cookware, mixers, knives, and baking equipment. Ensures all program/teaching materials/requirements are prepared and ready for an organized presentation.
  • Maintains knowledge of inventory and supplies for demonstrations to minimize waste and/or over purchasing. Coordinates inventory reconciliation with other team members as appropriate.
  • May utilize role as Program Assistant to support relationships with appropriate organizations to offer nutrition education.
  • Ensures full knowledge of educational content to effectively and efficiently present lessons as written and with appropriate methodology and ensuring food safety in the preparation.
  • Leads activities, discussions and conducts food cooking/demonstrations for an audience of variable sizes.
  • Respond effectively and problem solve various challenges associated with space allocation.
  • Ensures food safety in transportation of food supplies and when providing food samples.
  • Ensures effective data collection from class participants via forms or other methodologies.
  • Conducts activities that are responsive to the needs of the client, including evenings, weekends, and night schedules. Flexible scheduling is to be expected.

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  • Attends and completes all Extension training. Completes UGA mandated training as appropriate.
  • Complies with UGA/Extension policy and procedures including recordkeeping and accurate time recording.
  • Completes county-based training as determined by County CEC or immediate supervisor.

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  • Uses Microsoft Office Suite and other UGA recordkeeping systems.
  • Assists with other events in the County as needed.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Richard Evans

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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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