Associate Non-CE Specialist # AP 21-10

County Location: Stanislaus County

Date Posted: April 14, 2021
Closing Date: May 13, 2021

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The position is located in Modesto, CA.

The Associate Specialist for UCCE Stanislaus will assist in all phases of applied arthropod pest management research and extension efforts in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. The Specialist is expected to record academic accomplishments, including contributions to published or in-press research in the field and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service. The position will be headquartered at UCCE Stanislaus in Modesto, responsible for conducting IPM research and extension activities focusing on three northern San Joaquin Valley counties. The candidate will also be involved in national and statewide projects for collaborative project activities.

The position will provide independent input to the research - designing and conducting applied entomology/pest management research in tree fruit and tree nut crops. The specific activities include creating protocols and involving insect and plant samplings, conducting lab, semi-field, and field studies, designing studies to understand the biology and phenology of insect pests following specific study protocols. The Specialist will work primarily on projects focusing on major pests of tree fruit and nut crop systems. The targeted insect pests include Pacific flatheaded borer, stink bugs including the invasive brown marmorated stick bug, spotted wing drosophila, and navel orangeworm. The position will take a leading role in pest management research activities of the IPM lab, supervising technicians and seasonal student assistants. The Specialist will utilize expertise in research data collection and summarization and statistical analysis and will be actively involved in organizing extension and field meetings, conference calls, and other professional activities.

SALARYThe salary will be in the Associate Specialist Rank, Step 1.   For information regarding the Assistant Specialist series salary scales, please refer to:

This is a represented position.

The Associate Specialist position is a non-career track position.  The position is a two-year (renewed annually) term appointment with a merit cycle every two years.  The performance in the position will be evaluated annually.  The position will be extended based on performance and availability of funding.

If interested in this position, please visit: and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-10)

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by May 13, 2021.