Richmond County 4-H & Youth Development Agent
CAES-Northeast District CES
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UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring
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County agents and specialists throughout the state share
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consumer skills to improve Georgians’ quality of life. They are the
local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety,
and parenting. UGA Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia’s largest
youth program. Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgians
participate in community projects, summer camps, and conferences on
today’s issues while having fun and learning to work together. The
leadership skills and values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime. UGA
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$36,000) as well as an excellent benefits package as a faculty
member of the University of Georgia. Reimbursement for business
travel will be provided.
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Public Service Professional AC
Public Service Assistant
Fiscal (12 mo.)
• A Master’s degree in Human/Youth Development, Sociology,
Education, Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, Recreation,
or related area.
• A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service
Provisional appointment (see Additional Requirements for more
information on this provisional appointment)
This position will be responsible for managing the 4-H & Youth
Development programming in Richmond County by providing educational
opportunities for youth in 4-H club meetings, coordinating local
activities, and preparing youth for project and judging
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.
University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions
for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank
regarding the Public Service Faculty ranks.
Progression towards earning an advanced degree is expected while in
a provisional faculty position. When a public service professional
receives an advanced degree, recommendation for a public service
faculty appointment can be initiated according to the public
service faculty appointment process (see “Appointment and Promotion
upon Receiving an Advanced Degree” on page 16 of the
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
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
-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,
-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
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Is driving a responsibility of this position?
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children
under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,
IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to
chemicals and medications)
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Responsible for managing the 4-H & Youth Development Program in
Richmond County by providing educational programs for projects.
Develops a plan of work that is equitable in meeting the needs of
the varied county socio-economic situations. 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
Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in the community by
participating in and supporting civic/community
activities/organizations and networking with community
Ensures the Civil Rights/Equal Employment Opportunity plan of UGA
Cooperative Extension is followed and that clientele understand
that 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.
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- * This position is located in the Augusta-Richmond County area.
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