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2016 Call for Positions

On December 14, 2016 UC ANR Vice President Humiston announced the the release of 26 CE positions from the 2016 call for a new round of hiring over the next two years. This new release continues the commitment for hiring to exceed projected turnover, thus achieving the goal of academic growth. And, as funding becomes available, UC ANR will consider additional positions.

2016 approved CE positions

January 12, 2016 solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions in the ANR Update. The call identified positions for strengthening and expanding the UC ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Below this public webpage displays all 138 new CE position proposals (there is a search tool to assist in finding proposals).

The online submittal process was open from January 12 – May 5 (5:00 PM) to allow as much time as possible for internal consultation and external input from UC ANR stakeholders in all program areas. Submissions were accepted from the following official submitter groups:

The Review Phase was completed May 5 – August 1. All proposals were reviewed. The program area and unit reviews were conducted by the Program Teams; geographic groups of County/Multicounty Partnership and Research and Extension Center Directors, and the UC ANR affiliated colleges and school. These groups prioritized and provided rationale for the position proposals under their purview. This input was used to inform UC ANR Program Council’s recommendations and ultimately the UC ANR Vice President’s decisions. More information about the review process is available in the review orientation.

The public comment period was open Jan. 12 through July 11, 2016. Comments can be viewed by clicking the position links below. Comments were reviewed by the review groups, Program Council and the Vice President.

Relevant documents:

If you have any questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at (510) 987-0029 or


2016 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2016 cycle.

Position Details

075 Aquatic Weed Management Specialist

Water conveyance systems are the lifeline to sustainability in both agriculture and urban environments. In addition, natural resources, wildlife, livestock, and recreational activities depend upon a clean and abundant water supply. Aquatic plants can play a critical role in the health of most aquatic and riparian systems. However, excessive growth of nuisance aquatic plants can have detrimental effects on aquatic ecosystems. For example, they can restrict recreational activities, compromise drinking water quality and supply, cause fish kills, block the flow of water in irrigation systems, increase evapotranspiration losses, prevent commercial navigation of waterways, provide habitat for disease vectors, produce and release toxins into the water, exclude native plants and animals, lower the aesthetic appeal of waterfront property reducing its value, and increase the cost of managing aquatic systems. Human health can also be significantly impacted by water and the plants that are associated with these systems. This CE Specialist will provide statewide leadership in research and extension related to the biology, ecology, and management of aquatic weeds in riparian areas, lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and canals.


Proposed Location/Housing

Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

Proposed Area of Coverage



Associated Documents


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