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Hart County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

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Applications received by July 5, 2017 will be assured full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to: UGA Extension Northeast District Office, 1225 South Lumpkin St. Hoke Smith Bldg. Rm. 302, Athens, GA 30602, (706) 542-3179, nedist@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. The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. As such, we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. 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.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2017_00365F
Posting Type
Official Title Open Rank (Public Service)
Working Title Hart County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department NORTHEAST DISTRICT - CES
Salary Range Starting minimum $46,000/year for Master's Degree or $34,500/year for a Bacherlor'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 Agricultural and Natural Resources programming in Hart County by providing educational opportunities in agriculture and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing a variety of teaching methods.
This position serves as a Faculty Member and a member of the Hart County Extension Staff (http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/Hart/) and is under the direction and leadership of the Hart County Extension Coordinator and the Northeast District Extension Director.

Other Responsibilities:
• Utilizes the expertise of 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
• Targets specific audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of work
• Implements the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences’ Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan
• 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

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.

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Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree is required for hiring as a public service faculty member. A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Professional position. A Public Service Professional may apply for a regular public 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

Master’s degree in Crop & Soil Science, Plant Protection & Pest Management, General Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education or closely related area. (A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Provisional appointment. This provisional faculty classification is offered for no more than six years without review. You may apply for a regular public 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.)

Degree Level Masters
Posting Date 06/05/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy NE District

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. This position is based out of the UGA Extension Office in Hartwell, GA. Are you willing to work from this location?

    (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