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Cobb County ANR Agent

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Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2017_00546F
Posting Type
Official Title COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT
Working Title Cobb County ANR Agent
Title Code 44622
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department NORTHWEST DISTRICT - CES
Salary Range 46,000
Job Summary

This County Extension Agent position is responsible for managing the Agricultural and Natural Resources program in Cobb County 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 Cobb County Extension Staff http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/cobb/). It is under the direction and leadership of the Cobb County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.

Other Responsibilities:
• 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
• 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
• 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. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.

http://www.cobbcountyga.com/
http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfm

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. 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 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 Agriculture, Human/Youth Development, Sociology, Education, Recreation, or 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
• A demonstrated ability to work as a team member and engage with groups and committees

Degree Level
Posting Date 11/06/2017
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 12/06/2017
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