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DeKalb County EFNEP Agent

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Applications received by August 25, 2017 will be assured full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to: UGA Extension – Northwest District, 1109 Experiment St., Flynt Building Room 227, Griffin, GA 30223-1797, 770-228-7274, nwdist@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.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Public Service Assistant
Posting Number 2017_00412F
Posting Type
Official Title COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT
Working Title DeKalb County EFNEP Agent
Title Code 44622
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department NORTHWEST DISTRICT - CES
Salary Range Minimum $46,000/year for Master’s Degree (Bachelor’s $34,500) as well as an excellent benefits package as a faculty member of the University of Georgia. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.
Job Summary

UGA Extension was founded in 1914 to take research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. It reaches more than 2 million Georgians through its education programs annually. Millions more rely on our publications, educational news articles and public television programming for advice and information. For over 100 years, it’s been the trusted source of education, innovation and information for Georgia’s agricultural industry. From the latest crop studies to the best land stewardship recommendations, we have the research-based information Georgia producers need.

County Extension Agents throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness and life skills. They provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, provide publications and computer programs and teach consumers skills to improve Georgians quality of life. They are the local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety and parenting.

This Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) agent in DeKalb County will provide state required trainings for food safety for food service, as well as nutrition and health education in support of the Expanded Foods and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). This position will manage and enhance the EFNEP nutrition education program designed to reach limited resource audiences caring for children. The agent will have 100% responsibilities to manage the EFNEP program in two counties, DeKalb and Bibb, as well as supervise the respective program assistants. Currently, there are four full-time program assistants in DeKalb and two in Bibb.

It serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the DeKalb County Extension Staff (http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/dekalb/). It is under the direction and leadership of the DeKalb County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.

Other Responsibilities:
· 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.

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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.

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/.)

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 07/26/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Atlanta Area

Supplemental Questions

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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