This position solely serves the CDPR/UC IPM contract, a 24-month project entitled Pests, Pesticides and IPM: Pest Management to Sustain a Growing World Population. This project is a high level, high profile, statewide agency effort to engage diverse stakeholders to document successes and ongoing concerns about pests, pesticide use, and integrated pest management (IPM) in California while meeting the pest management requirements of an expanding global population. Information generated by targeted interest groups will be used to make specific recommendations to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and UC Statewide IPM Program to establish an improved understanding of current perspectives and concerns about pests and pest management.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum and Required Qualifications:
- A minimum of a master's degree in a pest management discipline is required, though advanced degrees are encouraged.
- Specialty and/or professional experience must demonstrate capacity or potential to accomplish team-based public policy research and education programs consistent with the values of Cooperative Extension.
- Demonstrated ability to integrate pesticide regulations/regulatory policy and pest management decision support in IPM.
- Demonstrated ability to independently direct and coordinate a complex, high level, statewide project focused on controversial topics.
- Demonstrated success in producing scholarly and technical publications.
- Possess a high level of written and oral communication skills across diverse audiences from scientific to non-technical constituents.
- Possess skills, knowledge and experience in working with diverse groups in person, by conference call, or by video conference.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with the complex pesticide regulatory structures in California.
Preferred and Desired Qualifications:
- Experience working with CDPR or CDFA contracts and contacts.
- Mastery of pesticide policy and the role of IPM in addressing pesticide policy.
- Possess a wide-range, working network across California including pesticide manufactures, regulatory community, commodity organizations, scientific community, farmer, and pest control organizations.
- An understanding of UC ANR contract and financial procedures.
- Ability to quickly identify, organize, and coordinate interest groups around controversial topics surrounding pesticide and pest management issues.
- Possession of Pest Control License or Crop Consultant Certificate.
SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator II rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Academic Coordinator salary scales, please refer to the University of California website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/218497.pdf
This is not an academic career-track appointment. This position is funded for the period August 2016 through July 2018.
County Location: Fresno County
Date Posted: July 18, 2016
Closing Date: August 12, 2016