Dougherty County Extension Nutrition Education Program Assistant
Company: University of Georgia
Posted on: September 17, 2023
Dougherty County Extension Nutrition Education Program
CAES-Southwest District CES
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UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring
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Occasional hours after normal business hours
Occasional weekend hours
Open until filled
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This position is based in Dougherty County and is responsible for
paraprofessional work with County Extension Agents in a Food and
Nutrition Education program for limited-resource clients (Expanded
Food and Nutrition Education Program). Plans, organizes, schedules,
and conducts nutrition and food safety classes for limited resource
clients. Prepares and conducts food demonstrations for group
classes. This employee will exhibit qualities of independent
judgment. Work is performed under general supervision.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
- Ability to learn basic food preparation skills.
- Strong communication skills and experience interacting with a
wide range group of people.
- Ability to relate effectively to young people and
- Ability to lead groups effectively including ability to speak
clearly and with sufficient volume to be heard without
- Skilled in working with clients with limited resources.
- Stand for long periods to effectively present program to
- Lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
- Speak effectively to audiences without amplification.
- Effectively use kitchen tools including knives, spoons,
blenders, choppers, etc.
- Driving to perform job related duties.
Is driving a responsibility of this position?
Is this a Position of Trust?
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function 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 website.
1. Effectively organizes time and materials by reviewing program
lessons, and efficiently develops shopping lists for necessary
ingredients, including coordinating lists of multiple recipes or
with other teammates.
2. Utilizes Outlook calendar to schedule and communicate programs,
county events, and activities. Ensures Calendar is thorough and
accurately reflects all activities.
3. Complies with county funds policy/practices to purchase food
demonstration supplies, including efficient resources management,
ensures invoices are properly documented and submitted in a timely
manner, and all food supplies are stored safely.
4. Submits mileage reimbursement for any shopping/program
delivery/training submitted according to policy.
5. Effectively conducts food preparation activities to include
chopping, mixing, slicing, dicing, and correctly measuring
ingredients. Utilizes basic household kitchen equipment including
cookware, mixers, knives, and baking equipment. Ensures all
program/teaching materials/requirements are prepared and ready for
an organized presentation.
6. Maintains knowledge of inventory and supplies for demonstrations
to minimize waste and/or over-purchasing. Coordinates inventory
reconciliation with other team members as appropriate.
7. May utilize role as Program Assistant to support relationships
with appropriate organizations to offer nutrition education.
8. Ensures full knowledge of educational content to effectively and
efficiently present lessons as written and with appropriate
methodology and ensure food safety in the preparation.
9. Leads activities and discussions, and conducts food
cooking/demonstrations for an audience of variable sizes
10. Responds effectively and problem solves various challenges
associated with space allocation. 11. Ensures food safety in the
transportation of food supplies and when providing food
12. Ensures effective data collection from class participants via
forms or other methodologies.
13. Conducts activities that are responsive to the needs of the
client, including evenings, weekends, and night schedules. Flexible
scheduling is needed.
Percentage of time
1. Attends and completes all required Extension training. Completes
UGA-mandated training as appropriate.2. Complies with UGA/Extension
policy and procedures, including recordkeeping and accurate time
recording.3. Completes county-based training as determined by
County CEC or immediate supervisor.
Percentage of time
1. Uses Microsoft Office Suite and other UGA recordkeeping
2. Assists with other events in the County as needed.
3. Activities may take place on alternative schedules including
weekends and evenings.
Percentage of time
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