- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Continuing our commitment to hiring Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, I am announcing the release of positions for future rounds of hiring. These positions are now in the queue and will be released for recruitment as we are sure funding is available to move forward. We will continue to be nimble and retain the ability to address unforeseen critical gaps as they emerge, so the hiring schedule may vary. Some positions have been, or may be, modified based upon timely programmatic analyses.
As a reminder, these positions emerged from the process where more than 120 Cooperative Extension positions were proposed and a thorough review was conducted. This review included the consideration of more than 800 comments from individuals, agricultural organizations, governmental agencies, youth and nutrition coalitions, and many others. The process also involved reviews by Cooperative Extension county directors, college/school leadership, and ANR Program Teams, among others. This process resulted in ANR’s Program Council recommending 50+ high-priority positions. The positions being released are among those included in this high priority list.
As with the current recruitments, future hiring will be in phases over time to enable us to accomplish the search and hiring process in an orderly fashion, evaluate resources on a real-time basis, deal with unexpected changes in staffing, and address unanticipated issues as they arise.
Thank you once again for all of your hard work that went into the position proposal and review process. Together we will ensure that CE, AES and our land grant university continue to meet the needs of California. The positions and tentative schedule for release follow this message.
CE specialist and advisor positions approved for hiring (location, counties or campus)
Round 4 (approximately September/October 2013 release)
Area 4-H Youth Development Advisor (Kings, Tulare, Fresno)
Area Viticulture Advisor (Fresno, Madera, Merced)
Area Youth, Families and Community Advisor (Placer, Nevada)
Agricultural Applications Specialist (Housed at Kearney Agricultural REC)
Winegrape Viticulture Specialist (Housed at Oakville, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, UCD)
Rangeland Specialist (CAES, UCD or College of Natural Resources, UCB)
Area IPM Advisor (Sacramento Valley)
Round 5 (approximately February 2014 release)
Area Subtropical Horticulture Advisor (Riverside, San Diego)
Area Dairy Advisor (Glenn County as headquarters)
Area Vertebrate Pest Advisor (South Coast REC as headquarters)
Area 4-H Youth Development Advisor (Sutter, Colusa, Yuba)
Area 4-H Youth Development Advisor (San Bernardino, Riverside)
Forest Health Specialist (CNR, UCB)
Small-to-Industry-Scale Poultry Specialist (CAES, UCD)
Vegetable Crop Pathology Specialist (College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, UCR)
Round 6 (approximately May 2014 release)
Area Range and Livestock Advisor (Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito)
Area Small Farm Advisor (Sacramento, Yolo, Solano)
Grain Cropping Systems Specialist (CAES, UCD)
Postharvest Systems Specialist (CAES, UCD)
Public Policy Specialist (CAES, UCD)
Area Dairy Advisor (Madera, Fresno)
Area IPM Advisor (Southern California)
Round 7 (approximately September/October 2014)
Area IPM Advisor (Northern San Joaquin Valley)
Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation Specialist (CNR, UCB)
Area Natural Resource – Livestock Advisor (Madera, Fresno)
Area Weed Ecology Advisor (Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Modoc)
Area Orchard Systems Advisor (Southern San Joaquin Valley)
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