Ware County Extension Agent - 4-H (Southeast District; Waycross, Georgia)

Position ID: 21457
University of Georgia
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Cooperative Extension Service
Branch Campus: 
Waycross, Georgia (Southeast District)
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
County Extension Agent
Job Description: 

Position Announcement: 6243                 County Extension Agent - 4-H and Youth Development

Headquarters: Waycross, GA                   County: Ware (www.warecounty.com)

Position Available: October 1st, 2013

Qualifications:   This position requires:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree strongly preferred) in Youth Development, Education, Sociology, Adult/AG Leadership, General Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, Recreation or closely related area
  • Successful experience in program development and management (direct 4-H experience strongly preferred), demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management
  • The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs, and
  • A demonstrated ability to work as a team member and with groups and committees.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the 4-H program in Ware County by providing educational programs for youth in monthly 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for project and judging events
  • Provides leadership for volunteers, Para-professionals, and teen leaders in delivering 4-H and Youth programs
  • 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 plan of work that is equitable in meeting the needs of the varied county socio-economic situation
  • Ensures the Civil Rights/Equal Employment Opportunity plan of  UGA Cooperative Extension is followed and that clientele understand that Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status
  • 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
  • Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders
  • See www.caes.uga.edu/intranet/coextopr/pdfs/coextagentjd.pdf for a listing of other responsibilities.
  • 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.  A travel allowance will be provided.

Administrative Relationships:  - This position serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty Member and a member of the Ware County Extension Staff (http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/ware/ ).  It is under the direction and leadership of the Ware County Extension Coordinator and the Southeast District Extension Director.

Salary & Benefits:  $40,400/year minimum with a Master’s Degree (Bachelor’s $34,500) in an appropriate subject area plus an excellent benefits package as a UGA faculty member.

Application Procedures: To ensure consideration, your application must be received in UGA Human Resources’ iPAWS system by July 28th, 2013.  Apply online at www.ugajobsearch.com/  (Select the “County Extension Agents” button).  Please direct questions and mail original transcripts to: UGA CAES Business Office, 215 Conner Hall, Athens, GA 30602, (706) 542-2373, agbusoff@uga.edu

Agriculture and Natural Resources · Family and Consumer Sciences · 4-H Youth


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Agriculture & Related Ind (Admin code)
Child Development
Recreation Services (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Position Starting Date: 
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Joann L Milam
Vacancy Status: 
Filled Position
Clearinghouse Used: 
Filled by: 
Jacqueline Nunn
Y - Citizen
Ethnic Origin: 
Date Position Filled: 
Friday, October 4, 2013
Employment Effective: 
Sunday, December 1, 2013

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
317 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-7820
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Sheila England, System Coordinator