Union/Towns County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent (Hiawassee, Georgia; Northeast District)

Position ID: 38735
University of Georgia
Office of the Vice President for Public Service & Outreach
Cooperative Extension Service
Branch Campus: 
Hiawassee, Georgia (Northeast District)
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
County Extension Agent
Job Description: 


Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2018_00613F
Official Title Open Rank (Public Service)
Working Title Union/Towns County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent
Title Code 55194
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 will provide educational programming in the ANR area in Union/Towns County. This will include managing the Agricultural & Natural Resources program in Union/Towns County by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods.

• Responsible for managing the Agricultural & Natural Resources program in Union/Towns County by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods.
• 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 county’s varied socio-economic population
• 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
• Ensures the Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan of UGA Cooperative Extension is followed and that volunteers and clientele understand Cooperative Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status
• 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. Authorized travel expenses are reimbursed.

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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, 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 Agriculture or related areas

• 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

Posting Date 01/02/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Other North Georgia Area
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: 
Agriculture and Related Ind. and Extension (Admin code)
Agriculture, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
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