Clayton County Agricultural & Natural Resources (ANR) Agent (Jonesboro, Georgia; Northwest District)

Position ID: 43660
Location
Institution: 
University of Georgia
College/Div/School: 
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Department: 
Cooperative Extension Service
Branch Campus: 
Jonesboro, Georgia; Northwest District
Position Description
PVA#: 
408
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
County Extension Agent
Job Description: 

 

Posting Details

 

Posting Number F0408P
Working Title Clayton County Agricultural and Natural Resources (ANR) Agent
Department CAES Northwest District CES
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring 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, publications, computer programs and lessons in consumer 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 values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime. UGA Extension reaches more than 2.6 million Georgians through education programs each year. Millions more rely on UGA Extension’s publications, educational news articles and public television programming for advice and information.

College/Unit/Department website https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/clayton.html
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Underutilization  
Advertised Salary  
Anticipated Start Date 11/01/2019
Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)  
Job Posting Date 07/02/2019
Job Closing Date  
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants  
Location of Vacancy NW District
EEO Statement

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.

Position Details

 

Position Information

 

Classification Title Public Service Professional AC
Faculty Rank Open Rank
Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.)
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
Position Summary

This County Extension Agent position is responsible for managing the Agricultural and Natural Resources program in the County by providing educational opportunities in small-farm production, livestock, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods. It serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the Clayton County Extension Staff http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/clayton/). It is under the direction and leadership of the County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.

Clayton County is a broadly populated county, and has created a very diverse agricultural industry with heavy educational and training needs in green industry and homeowner horticulture. Large sections of the population live in a designated food desert. One key effort to address this critical issue is the educational programming to citizens on establishing and maintaining community fruit and vegetable gardens. This enables local residents to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables for their daily diets.

http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfm

This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable private vehicle for official duty travel are required. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided. Transportation of others including 4-H Youth and Adult Clientele is also a common and necessary function of the job. 4-H competitions, overnight camps, and other events are conducted at district and state levels and necessitate travel and transport of participants.

Additional Requirements

A Master’s degree in Agriculture or related area

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 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

-Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
-Ability to speak to/teach large groups of residents
-Ability to organize and carry out activities and programming for youth
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county, district, and state staff, local government employees, and clientele
-Ability to show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance, and work habits
-Ability to express thoughts clearly and concisely through written and verbal communication
-Ability to work as a team member and engage with groups and committees
-Ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs
-Skills in leadership and management

Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Agriculture and Related Ind. and Extension (Admin code)
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Degree Levels: 
Masters
Bachelors
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

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