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Carl Vinson Institute of Government, UGA
Master’s degree in public administration or related field is required.
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications for a Public Service Faculty position. The person in this position will serve as a faculty member responsible for training and providing assistance to local governments, and training for state government. The position will be available as early as December 1, 2021, and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of the University. The successful candidate will have major responsibility for assistance and training projects involving the training and development of local and state government elected and appointed officials in the areas of leadership and management development, and professional development for local and state government elected and appointed officials.
The position requires some overnight travel (estimated 60 nights per year). Based on the needs of the Institute of Government, the option to work remotely may be available but not guaranteed.
The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Public Service Assistant, Public Service Associate, or Senior Public Service Associate.
For information about requirements for each rank, please see Guidelines for Appointments and Promotion (https://outreach.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Guidelines-of-Appointments-and-Promotions-2021.pdf).
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the local government systems of Georgia and state government structure, and the professional development needs of elected and appointed officials is essential. The ideal candidate will have a background in adult education and instruction including developing, designing, and delivering local and state government curricula and five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience in public sector leadership development government training. Significant experience (5 or more years) in securing and managing contracts is also desired.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and is expected to be able to effectively research, write, present reports, and train public officials in local and state government leadership development topics. As the position will spend considerable time working directly with local and state officials, both elected, appointed, and staff, it is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability, and background to interact in a very positive and supportive manner with these important customers of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are needed as well as an appreciation for the complexities involved in working in a public political setting.
The ideal candidate will also have: