Extension Agent Openings - Multiple

Hiring Organization: UGA Extension
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Atlanta, GA
Application Deadline: August 9, 2019

Fulton County Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Position Summary:

Fulton County is the most populated in Georgia and currently ranks 5th in state population density. This has created a very diverse agricultural industry with heavy educational and training needs in green industry and homeowner horticulture. In Fulton County 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.

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

Duties and 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 a 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 the community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders

To Apply: 

Please click the following link: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/75129 

Turner County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Minimum Qualifications:

This position will provide Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) educational programs in Turner County by providing informal educational opportunities in production agriculture and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods. Turner County had a 2017 Farm Gate Value of $100,655,640. Agriculture is the largest industry in the county. Large acreages of not only cotton ($14.7 mills) cover the county, but peanuts ($13.1 mills), corn, grain crops, and produce such as watermelons (ranks #3 in GA – $13.8 mil) are a portion of the Farm Gate income. Turner County is home of several Agribusinesses which are directly benefited by the Turner County ANR Agent. One of these is the Golden Peanut facility in Ashburn which is the largest producer of peanuts in the world. Once the peanuts are removed from the shell, Bio Plus located in Ashburn and uses the hulls of the peanut to make organic, aggregate, glandular product called filler for chemicals, ant repellent and kitty litter.

Position Summary:

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.

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

To Apply:

Please click the following link: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/85952

Tattnall County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Position Summary:

This position will provide educational programming in the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) area in Tattnall County providing educational opportunities in production agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods. Tattnall County has a rich history of an extraordinary Ag Row Crop program and its highest value commodities are onions, timber farms, farmland and rural community. County stakeholders rely heavily on the County Agent. Homeowners and Master Gardner Volunteers also depend on the Agent’s expertise to provide training and programming to the citizens of the community. Tended acres are covered with cotton, peanuts, tobacco, onions, corn, turf and pasture.

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

To Apply:

Please click the following link: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/83437

Berrien County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Position Summary: 

Berrien County is a rural county heavily dependent on agriculture for its economic vitality and has a total Farm Gate value of over $120 million with vegetables alone accounting for over $9 million. It is strong in the traditional row crops like cotton, peanuts, and small grains, and diversified with a strong vegetable production base, fruit & nut, animal, and horticulture. Berrien County ranks 2nd in GA counties in the production of tobacco & blackberries. The county is fortunate to rank in the top 10 GA Counties in watermelon, zucchini, and farrow to finish hog production, feeder pigs, and finishing hogs with poultry, hatching layers, and beef cattle production being very predominate. The incumbent will be responsible for managing this vast Agricultural and Natural Resources program in Berrien County by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences.

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/

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.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies: 

  • Ability to organize and carry out activities and manage educational programming for youth
  • Demonstrated communication ability
  • Skills in leadership and management
  • Ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and engage with groups and committees
  • Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to speak to/teach large groups of residents
  • 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

Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as an adviser and teacher for Agriculture & Natural Resources to the local community
  • Develop a purposeful relationship with farmers, landowners, stakeholders and other county agents to accomplish outreach activities as related to Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR)
  • Utilize the expertise of these advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs and assist in developing educational programs
  • Develop a plan of work that is equitable in meeting the varied socioeconomic needs of the county
  • Conduct promotional efforts to expand the public’s view of extension programming
  • Utilize research data and information on emerging issues in program development
  • Target specific audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of work
  • Implement the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan
    Develop and conduct interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues
    Partner and collaborate with other Extension programs – such as 4-H and Family and Consumer Science
    Collaborate with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs
    Other duties as assigned by District Director, Program Area Coordinator, County Coordinator or State Faculty

To Apply: 

Please click the following link: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/74516

Oglethorpe County Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree

Position Summary: 

This position will provide educational programming in the Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) program area in Oglethorpe County. This will include managing the ANR educational program in Oglethorpe County by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods.

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

Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for managing the Agricultural & Natural Resources program in Oglethorpe County by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The faculty member would also assist the County Extension Program Assistant with the 4-H program.

To Apply: 

Please click the following link: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/73200 

Troup County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent

Position Summary: 

This County Extension Agent position is responsible for managing the Agricultural and Natural Resources program in Troup 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 Troup County Extension Staff. It is under the direction and leadership of the County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.

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/

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.

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

Duties/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 a 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 the community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders

To Apply: 

Please click the following link: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/58421 

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