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Part-Time Program Assistant - 4-H Tidelands

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

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Part-Time Program Assistant - 4-H Tidelands


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.

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Posting Type

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Benefits Eligibility
Non-Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time
Part Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information
Schedule will vary with guest and school activities.

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with Experience

Posting Date

Open until filled

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Location of Vacancy
Camp Jekyll

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
Public Service Paraprofessional/Professional



Minimum Qualifications
Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Position Summary
This is a 19 hour/week position at 4-H Tidelands, a Georgia 4-H program facility located on Jekyll Island, GA. Primary responsibilities include assisting with the upkeep of live exhibit collection including reptiles/marine aquaria and educating the general public in live coastal species exhibit gallery. Live exhibit upkeep includes; feeding and carrying out daily/weekly/monthly exhibit cleaning/maintenance schedules, and maintaining care records. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the planning and delivery of coastal ecology programs for youth and adults. Includes; leading school groups, spring break science, and summer programs/day camps, canoeing, and potentially leading kayak tours. Programs and exhibits focus on marine ecosystems and include topics such as marsh & beach ecology, herpetology, invertebrate studies, etc. Assist with general operations and maintenance of the facility. Includes; weekend work and occasional evenings.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Physical Demands
This position includes strenuous activity and physical demands such as extended time in the sun while teaching outdoors and/or assisting with canoe/kayak activities, lifting, carrying, etc. Physically bending, lifting and carrying canoes/kayaks (55 to 75 pounds) to and from the water, and on and off the trailer. This position will perform canoe and/or kayak rescue maneuvers under various water conditions. There are also other physical demands as noted and in assisting with facility and/or exhibit maintenance related needs.

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 website.


Assist with animal care & husbandry of live coastal species exhibits- includes care for reptiles, fresh water, and marine aquaria- duties include; feeding and regularly scheduled maintenance of life support systems.

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Leading environmental education programs for school groups, home schools, scouts, summer day programs, nature walks, canoeing, and potentially guided kayak tours, as well as working with the general public in live coastal species exhibit areas.

Percentage of time

Assist with projects to enhance 4-H Tidelands program facility and projects. May include: creating interpretive exhibit materials/signage, exhibit enhancement, facility/grounds maintenance, aquaria repair, kayak repair, etc.

Percentage of time

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