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Careers

Work here, grow here.

As a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, you’ll have a unique opportunity to use your knowledge and skills to better your community. We’ll provide extensive training and mentoring to enable you to reach your goals and to advance your professional development. Best of all, our energetic work environment fosters collaboration with colleagues who feel like family.

agent in the field

As a university public service faculty member, you’ll receive:

  • Flexible work hours, depending on job requirements.
  • Excellent health benefits and retirement plans.
  • A total of 12 paid holidays, 12 sick days (unlimited accrual) and 15 vacation days annually (accrual up to 45 days).

Do you have the skills?

We’re looking for people with:

  • A passion to engage with people in nontraditional education settings.
  • The ability to design, coordinate and teach effective programs to meet community needs.
  • Experience working as a team player.
  • Skills as a written and oral communicator.
  • A master’s degree related to an Extension program area (A bachelor’s degree is acceptable if willing to enroll in graduate school).

Be a local hero. Be an Extension agent.

UGA Extension reaches Georgians from all walks of life. As an agent, you can make an impact in your community by working in one or more of these areas:

Want to have an impact on the state’s largest economic sector? Agriculture and Natural Resources agents help local farmers, agribusinesses, communities and homeowners in a variety of agriculture-related areas.

Have an interest in people’s health and well-being? Family and Consumer Sciences agents offer resources about family development, food and nutrition, health, home care and money.

Are you interested in teaching young people vital life skills? 4-H Youth Development agents provide 4-H’ers with lessons they’ll remember and can build on for a lifetime.

We’ve got your back. Be our faculty in the field.

UGA Extension agents have the backing of a variety of specialists who train and support programs across the state. These UGA faculty experts are critical to disseminating research-based information to our agents across the state. In turn, agents keep specialists apprised of the latest information and needs of their clients.