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Clinch and Lanier County Ag & Natural Resources Agent


Position Summary

This position will provide educational programming in the Agriculture and Natural Resources ( ANR ) area by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods. Lanier and Clinch counties have a total combined Farm Gate Value of $126,405,227 (2022). These counties lead the state in Farm Gate Value in multiple commodities: Lanier is 1st in the state for Blackberries, 3rd for Olive production, 5th for citrus production, 9th in the state for tobacco production and 10th in the state for Blueberries; Clinch is 4th in the state for Timber production, 5th in Blueberry production and 16th in the state for Blackberries. These counties have a diversified agricultural landscape which depends on UGA Extension for unbiased, research-based information for ag profitability and sustainability.

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.

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Posting Details

Posting Number

F1901P

Working Title

Clinch and Lanier County Ag & Natural Resources Agent

Department

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 ( 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 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.

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.

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Anticipated Start Date

04/01/2024

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

02/21/2024

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

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 (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 Agriculture 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

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 17 of the Guidelines ).

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

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

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
  • Serve as an adviser and teacher for AG & Natural Resources – to local community.
  • Develop a purposeful relationship with farmers, landowners, stakeholders and other county agents to accomplish outreach activities as related to Agriculture and Natural Resources ( ANR ).
  • Utilize the expertise of these advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs and assist in developing educational programs.
  • Develop a plan of work that is equitable in meeting the varied socioeconomic needs of both Counties.
  • Conduct promotional efforts to expand the public’s view of extension programming.
  • Utilize research data and information on emerging issues in program development.
  • Target specific audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of work.
  • Implements the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan.
  • Develop and conducts interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues.
  • Partner and collaborate with other Extension programs – such as 4-H and Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs.
  • Other duties as assigned by District Director, Program Area Coordinator, County Coordinator or State Faculty.
Percentage Of Time

100

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Required Documents
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