Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Area Cooperative Extension Advisor - Livestock and Natural Resources

County Locations: Nevada County, Placer County, Sutter County, Yuba County

Date Posted: January 13, 2017
Closing Date: March 13, 2017

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This position is headquartered in Auburn, Placer County, California.The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor - Livestock and Natural Resources will conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research program with a focus on integrating livestock, natural resources, food systems and economics. This position will work directly with livestock producers including beef, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry; targeted grazing operators; land trusts and conservation organizations; government agencies; relevant commodity groups; and consumer groups interested in locally produced food, fuel load reduction, and a thriving agricultural community.  The natural resource component of this position will focus primarily on minimizing the impact of livestock production systems on soil health, water quality, aquatic habitat, oaks, invasive species,
wildlife, predators and drought management. The integrated nature of this position links animal science, rangeland ecology, and agricultural economics to help maintain working landscapes.

Major Responsibilities:

• Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the clientele that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives http://ucanr.edu/sites/StrategicInitiatives/
• Conduct and report regular comprehensive needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.
• Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
• Develop collaborative teams with other UC ANR academics, including CE specialists, AES faculty, CE advisors and/or others, to address priority issues for UC ANR.

Education and Experience:
A minimum of a master's degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as animal science, rangeland management or other closely related fields. Successful candidate is required to become a Certified Rangeland Manager within five years of date of hire.  Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. 

Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding the CE advisor salary scale, please refer to: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/250093.pdf

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