Muscogee County FACS Agent, Columbus, Georgia (Northwest District)
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Open Position Announcement: #1943 County Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences

Headquarters: Columbus, GA County: Muscogee ( )

Position Available: April 1st, 2013

This position is responsible for coordinating the Family and Consumer Sciences program in the geographic area offering programs about food safety, parenting, money management, nutrition, and related subject matter areas.

Qualifications: This position requires:
A Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition, Food Science/Safety, Health, Human Development, Financial Management, Housing, or related area (Master’s degree strongly preferred)

Successful experience in program development and management, demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management, and

The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs, relate to diverse audiences, and a demonstrated ability to multi-task, serve as a team member and work with groups and committees.

Major Responsibilities:
Utilizes the expertise of advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs and assist in developing nutrition education programs

Develops plan of work that meets the needs of families in work group counties.

Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues

Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to implement programs

Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s knowledge of Extension programs

Utilizes current research data and information on emerging issues in program development and teaching

Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders

Develops and presents educational information targeted for different audiences; assists with 4-H youth development competitions and events associated with FACS issue areas

Ensures the Civil Rights/Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action plan of UGA Cooperative Extension is followed in assigned program responsibilities and that clientele understand that Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability

See for a generic listing of other responsibilities.

This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required. Authorized travel expenses are reimbursed.

Administrative Relationships: - This position serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty Member and a member of the Muscogee County Extension Staff ( ). It is under the direction and leadership of the Muscogee County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.

Salary & Benefits: $40,400/year for Master’s Degree (Bachelor’s $34,500) in appropriate subject area as well as an excellent benefits package is available as a faculty member of the University of Georgia.

Application Procedures: To ensure consideration, your application must be received in UGA Human Resources’ iPAWS system by January 14th, 2013. Apply online at (Posting Number 20121425 under “Staff” or “County Extension Agents”. Mail original transcripts and direct any questions to: UGA CAES Business Office, HR - 203B Conner Hall, Athens, GA 30602, Phone: (706) 542-1147,

Agriculture and Natural Resources · Family and Consumer Sciences · 4-H Youth

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Agricultural And Food Products Processing Birthing And Parenting Knowledge And Skills Finance, General Human Nutrition Nutrition Sciences Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Degree Levels: Masters Bachelors Position Type: Faculty

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