Community Education Specialist 3 (Contract) – Davis, CA, Job ID 38016

Location: UC ANR - Davis

Date Posted: July 1, 2022
Closing Date: Until Filled

Under the direction of the Urban IPM Associate Director and in close collaboration with the University of California (UC) Master Gardener Statewide Program, design, conduct, manage, and evaluate educational programs for UC Master Gardener volunteers and other community audiences on new and emerging invasive pest species in California. Position will maintain existing online assets to ensure they remain up to date and relevant. Position will also be responsible for training UC Master Gardener coordinators and volunteers to become community-level scouts for invasive pest species. Other duties as assigned include participation at educational events including staffing UC IPM booths, contributing to blog and newsletter content, and providing educational presentations on new and emerging invasive pest species.

The UC Master Gardener Program is an educational program designed to teach and effectively extend information that addresses home, community and school gardening needs throughout California using certified volunteers. UC Master Gardener volunteers are trained in sustainable landscaping, food gardening, and pest management practices and transfer their knowledge of research-based information to the public. As of 2022, the program represents over 6,000 active volunteers in 54 counties who contribute almost 400,000 hours of service to the University of California.

The Statewide Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program is a statewide unit reporting to the UC Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR). The unit develops and administers programs in IPM extension through a communications unit and Cooperative Extension advisors developing informational products for print, Web and a pesticide safety training program.

Salary Range: Min $45,000/year to Mid $62,600/year

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy.  All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees.  (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.  

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