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Lowndes County 4-H Educator

University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
Jul 18, 2024
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S12240P
Working Title Lowndes County 4-H Educator
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
We translate science of everyday living for farmers, families and communities to foster a healthy and prosperous Georgia. For more than a century, we've provided research and education through a network of committed specialists, agents and volunteers to help Georgians learn, grow and do more.
College/Unit/Department website https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/lowndes.html
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
Monday- Friday 8am to 5pm
Occasional weekend hours
Occasional evening hours
Advertised Salary $40,000
Posting Date 06/13/2024
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 08/01/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy SW District
EEO Policy Statement
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Position Information

Classification Title Teacher AD
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field.
Preferred Qualifications
Position Summary
This position is an exempt professional staff role within UGA Extension and coordinates and distributes time as needed for the satisfactory delivery of the 4-H county educational program. A high level of independent judgment is required to effectively carry out the essential duties of the job and the incumbent is expected to manage both Extension program administration and 4-H education delivery by developing techniques and procedures as appropriate. It is under the supervision of the assigned 4-H Agent and County Extension Coordinator.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
-Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
-Ability to speak to/teach large groups of children
-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
-Show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance, and work habits
-Express thoughts clearly and concisely through written and verbal communication
-Applicant will work with the 4-H youth program
Physical Demands
Some degree of physical activity, including lifting, to conduct programs (e.g., handling animals, supplies, and demonstration materials, audio/visual equipment, etc.)
Some standing and/or sitting for various lengths of time.
Various seasonal weather conditions for outside activities.
Occasionally work extended hours (past eight hour work day and forty hour work week), including some nights and weekends
Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
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) No
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.

This position will help carry out the county 4-H Educational Program (under the direction of the 4-H Agent):
Lead by teaching 4-H Educational Learning programs in the classroom.
Direct 4-H'ers in preparation for the 4-H competitive events including project achievement, judging teams, etc.
Transport or arrange for transportation of 4-H'ers to various district and state events and if assigned, provide leadership for youth while attending these events.
Incorporate the results of program evaluations and feedback in planning future programs and techniques used in implementing programs.
Publicize programs and workshops offered in local county or nearby counties to clientele.
Percentage of time 50

Program development:
Show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance, and work habits.
Maintain office inventory of office supplies and materials as needed to support the 4-H program.
Percentage of time 20

Identify, recruit, train, and help supervise 4-H volunteers in planning, teaching, and evaluating Cooperative Extension 4-H programs. Assist interested volunteers in the successful completion of the 4-H Chaperone Training. Multiple programs may receive leadership from volunteers such as the Archery Team, Horse Club, BB Team, and Livestock Show Teams. Extension Program Assistants must manage these programs through the management of the volunteer with assistance from the 4-H Agent and County Coordinator.

Make reports to appropriate clientele, staff members, Board of Education, Board of Commissioners, and public officials through electronic mass media (county website, internet, etc.) personal contacts and/or group meetings. Submit accurate and complete reports in a timely manner in GA Counts, 4-H enrollment, and the District office.
Percentage of time 20

Conduct all duties in accordance with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Equal Opportunity plan that ensures all educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or veteran status.
Regularly participate in staff conferences.
Process or develop adequate computer skills to enhance communication to the public and Extension.
Assist staff with day to day operations of Cooperative Extension county office by answering phone, processing mail, distributing publications, greeting visitors, filing documents, etc. (when needed)
Attends required 4-H events as assigned by the 4-H Agent, County Coordinator, or District Personnel
Other duties as assigned by 4-H Agent and County Coordinator.
Percentage of time 10
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