Athens-Clarke County FACS Agent
- University of Georgia
- Georgia, United States
- Salary Not Specified
- Posted Date
- Feb 2, 2023
Family and Consumer Sciences ( FACS ) 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 FACS educational 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 FACS 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.
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.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Athens-Clarke County FACS Agent
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
UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. County agents and specialists throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness, and life skills. County agents provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, publications, computer programs, and lessons in 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 Extension reaches more than 2.6 million Georgians through education programs each year. Millions more rely on UGA Extension’s publications, educational news articles, and public television programming for advice and information.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Public Service Professional AC
Fiscal (12 mo.)
A Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Food & Nutrition, Food Science/Safety, Public 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).
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
- 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
Is this a Position of Trust?
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?
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)
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.
• 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
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- This position is located in the Athens-Clarke County Georgia
area. Are you willing to work at this location?
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