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Forsyth County 4-H Agent

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Please direct questions to: UGA Extension – Northwest District, 1109 Experiment St., Flynt Building Room 227, Griffin, GA 30223-1797, 770-228-7274, 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 Open Rank
Posting Number 2018_00585F
Posting Type
Official Title Open Rank (Public Service)
Working Title Forsyth County 4-H Agent
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
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

This County Extension Agent position is responsible for managing the 4-H program in Forsyth County by providing educational programs for youth in 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for project and judging events. It serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the Forsyth County Extension Staff ( ). It is under the direction and leadership of the Forsyth County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.

Other Responsibilities:
· Provides leadership for Program Assistants, volunteers, and teen leaders in delivering 4-H and Youth programs
· 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. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.

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 ( 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 .

Preferred Qualifications

• A Master’s degree in Human/Youth Development, Sociology, Education, Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, 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 01/19/2018
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 02/20/2018
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Atlanta Area

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position is located in the Forsyth County Extension Office in Cumming, GA. Are you willing to work from this location?
    • yes
    • no

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents