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.
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:
- Strategic Initiative Leaders
- Program Team Leaders
- County and Multicounty Partnership Directors List
- Executive Associate Deans
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.
- 2016 Position Proposal Review Template (for use by approved review groups only; others use the public comments feature)
- 2016 CE Position Proposal Criteria
- 2014-2015 CE Advisor and Specialist Hires and 2016 Recruitments
- For CE programmatic footprint information refer to the Taxonomy and Personnel System
- 2016 CE positions flowchart(complete process and timeline)
If you have any questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at (510) 987-0029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 URS Call for Positions
021 Area Forest Advisor/County Director - Mendocino/Lake/Sonoma
The Forest Advisor is responsible for developing and delivering an extension and research program in the counties of Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties. The headquarters for this position will be Mendocino County.
The position could also serve as the CD for Mendocino and Lake Counties in the event that role is not being served.
The Forest Advisor position has been in place since 1967 and has been an integral part of the UCCE community addressing critically important forest related issues and conflicts during some extremely tumultuous times.
The position has addressed economic, environmental and social aspects of forestry integrating the role of science and policy to help clientele better understand the nuances of sustainable management.
The position creates an important leadership role for ANR and UCCE at the local, regional, statewide and national stage focusing on conifer and hardwood forests unique to California and the world.
Proposed Area of Coverage
Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma counties
- Gregory Giusti - Main Contact
- Unnamed File (docx), uploaded 04/29/2016 by Gregory Giusti
- Forest Advisor/CD - Mendocino. Lake, Sonoma justificatioin (docx), uploaded 04/21/2016 by Gregory Giusti
Therefore, I see a strong need for continued UCCE expertise and the presence of at least one Forestry Advisor serving the region.
We believe it is important that this advisor allocate time to smaller landowners and the problems they face with a limited amount of economic and technical resources. Many of these owners' properties are intermixed with alternative land uses that threaten continued forest management with a loss of watershed protection, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, and employment for local residents.
Given the current trends in the climate change including the drought, the devastating wildfires, and currently unsustainable levels of stocking , many of our members would welcome the opportunity to do applied silvicultural research that can be made available to the public. It would also be very helpful to have the advisor organize and participate in educational activities of our group and other organizations such as the American Tree Farm program. Forest Landowners of California would be glad to assist the extension program in future outreach efforts.