Family and Consumer Sciences Agents provide education and outreach
programs in foods and nutrition, teaching participants how to make
eating and physical activity modifications that can reduce risk for
type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some cancers and arthritis.
This benefits the community by lowering medical costs, preventing
lost productivity at the work place and at home, and reducing
morbidity and mortality overall. This position is responsible for
coordinating the Family and Consumer Sciences program in the
geographic area offering programs about food safety, parenting,
money management, nutrition, and related subject matter areas. It
collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and
implement educational programs, provides leadership for Program
Assistants in delivering Family & Consumer Sciences programs,
and utilizes the expertise of advisory groups, community leaders,
public officials and representatives of intended audiences to
analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational
programs. It targets specific audiences for educational programs
addressing critical issues identified in plan of work and
implements the CAES Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan. It also
develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with
other staff members based on critical issues.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Walton County FACS Agent
CAES-Northeast District CES
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Public Service Professional AC
Fiscal (12 mo.)
- A Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Food &
Nutrition, Food Science/Safety, Child Care, Health, Human
Development, Financial Management, Housing, 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).
University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions
for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank
information 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
Is this a Position of Trust?
- Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Speak to/teach large groups of residents.
- Organize and carry out activities and programming for
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
county, district, and state staff; local government employees, and
- Show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts,
appearance, and work habits.
- Express thoughts clearly and concisely through written and
- Work as a team member and engage with groups and
- Design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet
- Skills in leadership and management.
Does this position have operation, access, or control of
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this
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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Percentage Of Time
- Utilizes the expertise of advisory groups, community leaders,
public officials, and representatives of intended audiences to
analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing nutrition
- Develops plan of work that meets the needs of families in work
- Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with
other staff members based on critical issues.
- Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to
- Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s knowledge
of Extension programs.
- 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
- Develops and presents educational information targeted for
different audiences; assists with 4-H youth development
competitions and events associated with FACS issue areas.
- Implement the SNAP -Ed program including: hiring, supervision,
and training of paraprofessional staff as needed.
Posting Specific Questions
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- This position is located in the Walton County Georgia area. Are
you willing to work at this location?
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter