Walton County FACS Agent


Position Summary

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

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1427P

Working Title

Walton County FACS Agent

Department

CAES-Northeast District CES

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

12/01/2022

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

10/19/2022

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

NE District

EEO Statement

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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, 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 (hrweb@uga.edu).

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Public Service Professional AC

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications
  • 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).
Additional Requirements

See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for 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 Guidelines ).

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Speak to/teach large groups of residents.
  • Organize and carry out activities and programming for youth.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with county, district, and state staff; local government employees, and clientele.
  • Show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance, and work habits.
  • Express thoughts clearly and concisely through written and verbal communication.
  • Work as a team member and engage with groups and committees.
  • Design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs.
  • Skills in leadership and management.
Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

Yes

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

Yes

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

Yes

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities
  • 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 education programs.
  • Develops plan of work that meets the needs of families in work group counties.
  • Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues.
  • Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to implement programs.
  • 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 leaders.
  • 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.
Percentage Of Time

100

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. This position is located in the Walton County Georgia area. Are you willing to work at this location?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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