Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Colquitt County Ag & Natural Resources Extension Agent
University or Organization :
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
State or Territory :
Georgia
Application Deadline :
Nov 13, 2018
 
Descriptive Job Title :
ANR Agent
Keywords separated by commas :
agriculture, environment, farm, poultry, row crops, vegetable crops, gardening, research, consultation
Location :
Moultrie, GA
Area, Department or Unit :
Southwest District
Full/Part Time :
Full time
Salary :
46,000/annually for MS degree; 35,000/annually for BS degree
Start Date:
Feb 01, 2019
Description:
This position will lead the way in carrying out an Agricultural and Natural Resource presence in the Agriculture community in Colquitt County. The county ranks 1st in total Farm Gate Agricultural Value, according the Georgia County Guide of 2017, and has a total Farm Gate production Value of over $524,671,000. There are over 196,600 acres of total cropland. It is ranked first in total vegetable production for the state of Georgia with a value of $202,056,571. They are fortunate to be the home of Sanderson Farms Poultry Processing plant. Sanderson Farms, International Poultry, and The Equity Group all have multiple chicken houses in the county. Colquitt County is also home to the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo. This showcases a major portion of the farming industry in not only Colquitt CO and the state of Georgia but to the WORLD. This position will be an active supporter to the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo.This role serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the Colquitt County Extension Staff (http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/colquitt/). It is under the direction and leadership of the County Extension Coordinator and the Southwest District Extension Director.http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfmServe as an adviser and teacher for Agriculture & 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)Utilizing 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 the countyConduct promotional efforts to expand the publics view of extension programmingUtilize research data and information on emerging issues in program developmentTarget specific audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of workImplements the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity planDevelop and conducts interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issuesPartner and collaborate with other Extension programs such as 4-H and Family and Consumer ScienceCollaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programsOther duties as assigned by District Director, Program Area Coordinator, County Coordinator or State Faculty.
Position Category:
County Public Service Faculty
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies-Ability to organize and carry out activities and manage educational programming for youth-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
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
A Masters degree in Agriculture or related areaA Bachelors degree is acceptable for a Public Service Provisional appointment. 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/
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid drivers 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.
Other Requirements:

LINKS

Application URL:
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Maria Bowie
Email :
Phone Number with Area Code :
706-542-3908
Application Instructions :
Please apply directly through the University of Georgia HR position listing link: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/32684 For more information about this position, please contact the Southwest District Extension Office at swdist@uga.edu or 229-386-3812