Dougherty County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Extension Services, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Family and Consumer Sciences Agent will collaborate with the community to educate them about nutrition, other health emerging issues, such as how to lower Dougherty County obesity rates and chronic diseases associated with obesity, such as diabetes. In addition, the Agent will work in areas of financial literacy, family stability, childcare, food safety, and housing.
This role serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the Dougherty County Extension Staff. It is under the direction and leadership of the County Extension Coordinator and the Southwest District Extension Director.

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. careers .cfm

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Dougherty County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent


CAES-Southwest District CES

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible



Advertised Salary

Minimum $52,000/year starting for Master’s Degree (Bachelor’s $42,000) as well as an excellent benefits package as a faculty member of the University of Georgia. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Other South Georgia Area

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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.


  • Plans and conducts educational programs and outreach in the program area of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Utilizes the expertise of Dougherty County Program Development Teams, community leaders, community agencies, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to identify needs and assist in developing educational programs
  • Utilizes current research data and information on emerging issues in program development and teaching
  • 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
  • Develops and teaches educational programs to clientele based on the previously determined needs of the community
  • Collaborates with other staff in FACS, 4-H and AG&NR program areas to develop and conduct programs based on critical issues
  • Collaborates with other agencies, university personnel and community groups to implement programs
  • Provides leadership for volunteers, para-professionals, and teen leaders in delivering FACS and 4-H programs
  • Develops newsletters, exhibits, newspaper articles and radio programs to further reach the needs of the community and expand the public’s knowledge of Extension FACS 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
  • Develops content and educates clientele in FACS programming issue areas of food & nutrition, food safety, housing, childcare and consumer resource management.
  • Utilizes a variety of teaching methods as appropriate for each audience
  • 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
  • Budgets and manages allocated funds for equipment, supplies, travel and other program support
  • Participates in professional education development, in-service training, professional organizations and other development opportunities
  • Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in community by participating in supporting civic/community activities and organizations and networking with community leaders
  • Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s view of extension programming
  • Maintains a professional image
  • Position serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the Dougherty County Extension Staff who will:
  • Regularly participate in staff conferences.
  • Assist 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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