The University of Georgia is hiring an Agricultural & Natural Resources Extension Agent in Grady County, located in Southwest Georgia.
- Utilizes the expertise of advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs
- Develops a plan of work that is equitable in meeting the varied socio-economic needs of the county
- Targets specific audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of work
- Implements the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences’ Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan
- Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues
- Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs
- Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s view of extension programming
- 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
- A Master’s degree in Crop & Soil Science, Plant Protection & Pest Management, General Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education or closely related area is preferred.
- A Bachelor’s degree in an area above is acceptable.
- 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
- Ability to communicate as well as demonstrate skills in leadership and management
- Minimum starting salary of $46,000 per year for applicant’s with a Master’s Degree
- Minimum starting salary of $34,500 per year for applicant’s with a Bachelor’s Degree
- Benefits package and reimbursement for business travel provided