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Fulton County Extension Coordinator (CEC)

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 20, 2024

Position Summary

The County Extension Coordinator ( CEC ) serves as a UGA Public Service faculty member and is supervised by the District Extension Director ( DED ). The Northwest District Extension Director provides direction and leadership for this position. Appointments are reviewed annually during the performance review process. The major responsibility is to coordinate efforts of the county staff, including organizing and allocating resources, preparing budgets, maintaining relationships, interpreting and communicating policy, teaching, evaluating and reporting in his/her assigned program area. Fulton County’s population has indicated the need for a CEC with designated administrative duties.

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

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1999P

Working Title

Fulton County Extension Coordinator (CEC)

Department

CAES-Northwest 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

https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/fulton.html

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Anticipated Start Date

09/01/2024

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

06/20/2024

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Atlanta Area

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).

USG Core Values Statement

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653 .

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

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:
This provisional faculty classification is offered for no more than three years without review. You may apply for a regular service faculty appointment upon completion of an advanced degree or successful progression through the public service promotion process. See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for complete details http://outreach.uga.edu/policies/appointment-and-promotion-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
  • Proven 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 .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities
  • Provides leadership in working with local leaders, advisory and planning groups, funding sources and elected officials to develop understanding and support for all Extension programs.
  • Develops partnerships to expand program opportunities.
  • Coordinates public relations activities with mass media, elected county, state, federal representatives and other government agencies and civic groups as appropriate to develop a positive image of Extension in the community.
  • Acts as liaison with other county professionals and support staff by communicating and coordinating organizational information.
  • Ensures that the county Extension office is operated and maintained in a manner which presents a professional image to clientele and to the general public.
  • In cooperation with the DED and local county governing boards and with input from all county staff members, accepts responsibility for preparation and maintenance of the county Extension budget.
  • Works under the direct supervision of the DED and counsels with him/her on matters such as personnel, budget, facilities, postage allotments, travel allotments etc.
  • Coordinates the preparation of the long-range county Extension program plan and the preparation and submission of an integrated annual plan of work.
  • Performs evaluation on all county faculty and support staff as directed by and with input from DED .
  • Encourages the importance of professional development and promotion of county faculty through the public service promotion system.
  • Responsible for keeping apprised and adhering to the County Funds Policy.
  • Maintains knowledge of funds handled, exercises control of budget expenditures, and keeps adequate financial records of all office accounts. Is responsible for completing a yearly County Extension Accounts Statement of Review, as well as a yearly Financial Audit and filing both with the district Extension office. Is responsible for accurate accounting of all grant funds obtained by county staff. Submits monthly verification of account reconciliation to the district Extension office.
  • Seeks alternative funding sources to leverage county and state funds.
Percentage Of Time

50

Duties/Responsibilities
  • In cooperation with the assigned staff, organizes and maintains an effective Extension needs assessment plan to ensure a comprehensive, representative county Extension program which meets the needs of the clientele without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, handicap or veteran status.
  • Responsible to ensure EEO /AA plan of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is followed.
  • Recommends the employment of support staff under established EEO /AA guidelines. Coordinates the supervision of support staff.
  • Prepares and/or ensures the timely preparation and submission of required reports such as the Civil Rights Compliance Review, staff conference minutes, postage reports, plans of work, annual voucher report, GaCounts etc.
  • Makes sure adequate documentation is kept to verify citizen involvement in the needs assessment techniques used.
  • Coordinates established office procedures for all professional and support staff.
  • Coordinates regular staff conferences and informs Extension staff of current events and activities.
  • Provides for the equitable distribution of work among support staff so as to provide for the needs of all professionals; keeps informed of staff itineraries, travel and activities; routes correspondence to appropriate staff members.
  • Reviews and recommends leave requests, travel and expense forms, travel outside the county (in-state and out-of-state) and requests to attend non-Extension meetings, etc.
  • Arranges for adequate office space, secretarial support, supplies and facilities.
Percentage Of Time

50

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  2. Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have a Master's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation
  2. Other Documents #1


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