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Candler County 4-H Educator

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

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Candler County 4-H Educator

CAES-Southeast 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 ( 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

UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. County agents and specialists throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness, and life skills. County agents provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, publications, computer programs, and lessons in consumer skills to improve Georgians' quality of life. They are the local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety, and parenting. UGA Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia's largest youth program. Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgians participate in community projects, summer camps, and conferences on today's issues while having fun and learning to work together. The leadership skills and values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime. UGA Extension reaches more than 2.6 million Georgians through education programs each year. Millions more rely on UGA Extension's publications, educational news articles, and public television programming for advice and information.

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Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time
Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Occasional evenings and Occasional weekends required.

Advertised Salary

Posting Date

Open until filled

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Location of Vacancy
SE District

EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Information

Classification Title
Teacher AD



Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field.

Preferred Qualifications

Position Summary
The 4-H County Extension Educator position is an exempt professional staff role within UGA Cooperative Extension responsible for the delivery of the 4-H program within the assigned county. A high level of independent judgment is needed to effectively carry out the essential duties of the job and the incumbent will manage both 4-H education delivery and Extension program administration by developing techniques and procedures as appropriate. This role works cooperatively with all Extension faculty and staff where applicable and is administratively responsible to the appropriate County Extension Coordinator and the District Extension Director.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Good communication skills- oral and written.
  • Knowledge of Cooperative Extension 4-H program activities.

    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.
    • Exposure to various seasonal weather conditions for outside activities.
    • 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 resources?

      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 UGA Credit Background Check website.



      • Delivers in-school 4-H programming to enrolled 4-H members.
      • Conducts in-school club meetings each month in which employee is responsible for promoting 4-H events as well as delivering prepared Georgia Professional Standards based curriculum.
      • Studies and reviews the results of program evaluations and feedback to modify/revise future programs and delivery techniques so as meet the needs of 4-H clientele: club members, volunteers, and chaperones.

        Percentage of time


        • Helps develop efficient and effective procedures for managing the youth.
        • This includes sign-up procedures, handling paperwork, parent relations, and on-site supervision and counsel for County youth attending camp.
        • Works with home-school 4-H club members to ensure they receive equal opportunities as afforded the 4-H club members enrolled in the local school system.
        • Assist 4-H club members with preparation for competitive events, such as project achievement, judging teams, etc.
        • May temporarily conduct County 4-H Agent duties during period(s) of prolonged absence.
        • Is involved in all aspects of event planning for 4-H, including annual 4-H Awards Banquet, which typically has over 200 people in attendance.

          Percentage of time


          • Identify, recruit, and help train involved and recognized 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.
          • This training includes the following divisions of 4-H program, such as Archery Team, Shotgun Team, Horse Club, and Show Teams (hogs, sheep, and goats).

            Percentage of time


            • 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 contracts, and/or group meetings.
            • Submit accurate, complete reports in a timely manner in Georgia Counts, 4-H enrollment, and District office as required.
            • Manages all 4-H inventory and supplies, including fundraising and event items, demonstration development materials, and camp and club meeting supplies.

              Percentage of time

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