Ware County Extension Agent - Family & Consumer Science (Waycross, Georgia; Southeast District)

Position ID: 37983
University of Georgia
Office of the Vice President for Public Service & Outreach
Cooperative Extension Service
Branch Campus: 
Waycross, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
County Extension Agent, Public Service Assistant
Job Description: 


Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2017_00551F
Working Title Ware County Extension Agent - Family and Consumer Sciences
Title Code 44622
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range Starting 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 is responsible for coordinating the Family and Consumer Sciences program in the geographic area offering programs about nutrition, food safety, parenting, money management, and related subject matter areas. It will have responsibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It will establish a health and wellness outreach program including chronic disease self-management, as well as targeted nutrition and health programs for seniors and families with children. It will provide state required trainings in food safety for food service providers, in addition to nutrition and child development trainings for child care providers. It will address financial capacity of individuals and families by working with them to stretch limited food dollars to saving and investing to plan for the future. This position will address these critical needs by delivering educational programs to a wide variety of audiences.
It serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the Ware County Extension Staff (http://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/ware.html). It is under the direction and leadership of the Ware County Extension Coordinator and the Southeast District Extension Director.
Other Responsibilities:
· Provides leadership for Program Assistants and volunteers in delivering Family & Consumer Sciences 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.
Hiring rank will be commensurate with candidate’s experience, achievements and stature in the discipline.

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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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/

Preferred Qualifications

- A Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Food & Nutrition, Food Science/Safety, Child Care, Health, Human Development, Financial Management, Housing, or closely related area
- A demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management, and a demonstrated ability to multi-task
- A demonstrated ability to work as a team member and with groups and committees
- The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs

Degree Level Masters
Posting Date 11/27/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy SE District
Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Agriculture and Related Ind. and Extension (Admin code)
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Open Until Filled
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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