COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT

Location
Athens, Clarke County
Posted
Jul 22, 2014
Job Summary UGA Extension was founded in 1914 to take 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, provide publications and computer programs and teach consumers 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 responsible values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime. This position serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty Member and a member of the Lee County Extension Staff (http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/lee). It is under the direction and leadership of the Lee County Extension Coordinator and the Southwest District Extension Director. Starting Salary & Benefits: $40,400/year with a Master's Degree (Bachelor's $34,500) in an appropriate subject area plus an excellent benefits package as a UGA faculty member. http://extension.uga.edu/4h/ www.lee.ga.us http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfm

Minimum Qualifications A Master's degree in a related area is strongly preferred (a Bachelor's degree in an applicable area will be considered). Successful experience in program development and management, demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management