Ware County 4-H Youth Development Agent

Position ID: 37080
University of Georgia
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Cooperative Extension Service
Branch Campus: 
Statesboro, Georgia; Southeast District
Position Description
Job Class: 
County Extension Agent
Job Description: 


Position Information

Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Posting Number


Posting Type


Official Title

Open Rank (Public Service)

Working Title

Ware County 4-H Youth Development Agent

Title Code


Retirement Plan




Salary Range

Minimum $46,000/year for Master's Degree or $34,500/year for a Bachelor's degree as well as an excellent benefits package. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for managing the 4-H Youth Development programming in Ware County by providing educational opportunities for youth in 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for project and judging events.

This position serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty Member and a member of the Ware County Extension Staff (http://ugaextension.org/county-offices/ware.html) and is under the direction and leadership of the Southeast District Extension Director. See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for complete details http://outreach.uga.edu/policies/appointment-and-promotion-guidelines/.)

Other Responsibilities:
· Provides leadership for Program Assistants, volunteers, and teen leaders in delivering 4-H and Youth programs
· Implements the CAES Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan
· 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 varied socio-economic needs of the county
· Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with others 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 on emerging issues in program development and teaching
· Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders

This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required.


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, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

• A Master’s degree
A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Provisional appointment. This provisional faculty classification is offered for no more than three years without review. You may apply for a regular service faculty appointment upon completion of an advanced degree or successful progression through the public service promotion process. See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for complete details http://outreach.uga.edu/policies/appointment-and-promotion-guidelines/

• A demonstrated ability to work as a team member and engage with groups and committees

• The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs

• A demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management

Preferred Qualifications

• A Master’s degree in Human/Youth Development, Sociology, Education, Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, Recreation, or related area.

Degree Level


Posting Date


Open Until Filled


Closing Date


Appointment Status


Location of Vacancy

Other South Georgia Area

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you willing to work in Waycross, Ware County, GA?

(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information

Optional Documents

  1. Three Letters of Recommendation

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please direct questions to:  UGA Extension Southeast District Office, P.O. Box 8112, Statesboro, GA 30460, 912-681-0177, sedist@uga.edu. You will be asked to provide an official transcript of the highest degree obtained and three letters of reference if selected as the final candidate.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
4-H and Youth Development
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Agriculture and Related Ind. and Extension (Admin code)
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Recreation Services (Admin code)
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II