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Grady County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 2, 2023

Position Summary

This position is responsible for coordinating the Family and Consumer Sciences ( FACS ) educational program in the geographic area providing education and outreach programs in the areas of family, food, health, home, money, and related subject matter areas. The role will focus on prevention of chronic disease, increased financial literacy skills, and food safety and preservation. 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Details

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Working Title

Grady County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent


CAES-Southwest 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 ( ). 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 3,000 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.

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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

SW 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 (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Public Service Professional AC


Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications
  • 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).
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

-Ability to organize and carry out activities and manage educational programming
-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

Physical Demands

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 Grady County Program Development Teams, community leaders, community agencies, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to identify needs and assist in developing educational programs
• Develops a FACS plan of work that is equitable in meeting the needs of the varied county socioeconomic situations. Targets specific audiences such as low income and youth at risk for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of work
• Implements the CAES Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan and ensures that clientele understand that UGA Extension offers its educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status

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• Utilizes current research data and information on emerging issues in program development and teaching
• Develops and teaches educational programs to clientele based on the previously determined needs of the community, focusing on FACS programming issue areas of food & nutrition, food safety, housing, childcare and consumer resource management.
• Collaborates with other staff in FACS, 4-H and ANR program areas to develop and conduct programs based on critical issues
• Collaborates with other agencies, university personnel and community groups to implement programs.
• Utilizes a variety of teaching methods as appropriate for each audience.
• Develops a variety of media to further reach the needs of the community and expand the public’s knowledge of Extension FACS programs.

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• Maintains records of program and event attendance for reporting purposes.
• Reports programming activities at county, district and state levels.
• Evaluates effectiveness of educational programs.
• Seeks financial opportunities, grants, etc. to help fund programming in FACS program area.
• Budgets and manages allocated funds for equipment, supplies, travel and other program support.

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•Participates in professional education development, in-service training, professional organizations and other development opportunities.
• Provides leadership for volunteers, para-professionals, and teen leaders in delivering FACS and 4-H programs • Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities and organizations and networking with community leaders
• Maintains a professional image.
• Regularly participate in staff conferences
• Assists staff with day to day operations of Cooperative Extension county office by answering the phone, greeting visitors ( ONLY as needed).
• Other duties as assigned by the County Coordinator, SW District FACS Program Development Coordinator, SW District Director and other State FACS Faculty.

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