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Radon Educator

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number

Working Title
Radon Educator

FACS-Fin Plan,Housing&Cnsm Ecn

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
The Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics is one of the four academic units in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. It offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees with an enrollment of approximately 320 undergraduate and 90 graduate students. Undergraduate programs include Consumer Economics (with an optional emphasis in Applied Consumer Analytics), Social Entrepreneurship, Financial Planning, and Housing Management and Policy (with an optional emphasis in Residential Property Management). The Department is staffed by 20 faculty members with expertise in consumer decision-making, consumer and family policy, financial literacy, financial planning, housing, and residential property management. Extension and public service faculty provide practical, research-based information to Georgia residents to improve the quality of lives and communities. The department provides research and outreach in support of local government through the Housing and Demographics Research Center.

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time
Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information
Usually 8-5 pm, Monday - Friday, but may have to work off hours at different events on nights and weekends. Some flexibility in schedule may be possible.

Advertised Salary
$37,068 - $45,000

Posting Date

Open until filled

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Location of Vacancy
Athens Area

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 (

USG Core Values Statement
The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at .

Position Information

Classification Title
Public Service Professional AD



Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Position Summary
This Radon Educator position provides education and outreach about radon air and water testing and mitigation. Activities include coordinating, conducting, and reporting on educational programs; responding to inquiries about radon; selling radon test kits; collecting and compiling test kit distribution and mitigation data; assisting in the development of marketing and outreach tools; managing inventory of supplies related to the program; and interacting with radon mitigation and measurement professionals. This is a 100% grant funded position, with new funding awarded annually on October 1.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Knowledge about radon, or a willingness to learn about it
  • Ability to confer complex scientific information to groups of varying backgrounds in a way that is easy for each to understand
  • Manage data using an Excel spreadsheet and develop surveys using Qualtrics
  • Manage online test kit sales, distribution of kits and client follow-up
  • Ability to travel throughout Georgia to conduct educational outreach activities
  • Speak about radon in various events open to public

    Physical Demands
    Driving as needed to perform job duties. Programs may require evening, weekend, or overnight travel; some programs may be virtual. Lift at least 25 pounds.

    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 .

    Background Investigation Policy
    Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the .


    Coordinate and conduct radon education programs and outreach activities for the public, educators, medical and health professionals, youth, and real estate professionals. One program each month should be evaluated, and all activities are to be entered into the UGA Extension system.

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    Respond to and follow-up with phone calls, emails, and other radon-related inquiries from the public and businesses. Document kit sales and client contacts. Maintain an inventory of radon-related supplies.

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    Assist in the compilation of program data for semi-annual reports, impacts and special reports and initiatives.

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    Development of marketing and social media.

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    Increase awareness and use of radon resistant new construction in state and local building codes. Work with radon professionals, builders, and local government.

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