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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4485 

Occ. Group: 313.637 

Program Assistant

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in providing assistance for and instruction in the various programs and services offered by County Agricultural Extension Service and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Organizes and meets with 4-H Clubs in area schools on a regular schedule.

Participates in staff conferences and evaluation and planning meetings.

Plans and conducts a home training program for homemakers involving home management.

Makes assignments according to homemaker's ability and needs.

Instructs individuals or groups in the methods and techniques of family budgeting, clothing (including construction, alteration and repairs), food and nutrition (including meal preparation, meal planning, and food preserving), interior design, and child care.

Operates motor vehicle in performance of duties.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the methods and practices followed in a sound home economics program.

Knowledge of methods and techniques required for personal hygiene and cleanliness.

Knowledge of instructional methods, materials and programs.

Ability to operate machines and appliances used in homemaking.

Ability to make minor decisions in accordance with established procedures.

Ability to understand oral and written instructions.

Ability to operate motor vehicle.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with clients, the public, and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. High School graduate or equivalent. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
10/01/80      4     523011132

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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