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 email@example.com.
2016 URS Call for Positions
065 Vegetable Crops Advisor
The focus of this position is vegetable crop production in Kern County with an emphasis on control of plant diseases.
It is important to have a local advisor to conduct research and education that addresses the issues of the local growers in Kern County. The value of vegetable production in Kern County exceeds $650 million. Eight-five percent of the nation's carrots are grown in California and most carrots are processed, packed and shipped from Kern County. Kern County is the main potato production area of California, and is a significant production area for processing tomatoes, onions, garlic and cucurbits. Over 80 other vegetable crops are grown in Kern County and is a leading area of organic production of vegetable crops with one of the nation’s largest organic vegetable farms located here.
Proposed Area of Coverage
- Brian Marsh - Main Contact
- Vegetable Crops Advisor (pdf), uploaded 04/25/2016 by Brian Marsh
This position would form a critical link between growers in Kern County and both my program at UC Riverside and the upcoming CE Specialist in Plant Pathology program at UC Davis. A Vegetable Crops Advisor in Kern County is very important for the development of both of these campus CE Specialist programs and will likely multiply their effectiveness and success. In turn, the support of the two pathology CE Specialists and other CE Specialists working in vegetables would greatly contribute to the success of the proposed Advisor. From the perspective of my program individually, this position is tied for first with the proposed “Area Plant Pathology Advisor - Imperial” position among all proposed positions.
Asst CE Specialist, Vegetables and Strawberry
Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
University of California, Riverside
We need this position in Kern County as a contact point in helping to determine what the problems are while finding progressive solutions, many through local research and development in cooperation with growers. I know we have personally worked with our farm advisor over the years in isolating a particular problem, from disease to fertility, soil to irrigation, and then working to find a workable solution, often in test plot work that we cooperated in. We worked on garlic, onion, potato, tomato, corn and other crops in conjunction with our farm advisor, and have found many practical solutions to problems that troubled us for years. Without this help we could have had devastating results in problematic diseases, and are convinced,as are many growers, that without our local vegetable crop farm advisor, we will be unable to find the answers and help for our local problems and differences that we now have, and have had for decades, in our farm advisor.
Kern County provides one of the largest diversity in and total volume of vegetable crops in California. It is a big deal here, as economically it is a large part of our local economy , and provides a large percentage of agricultural jobs. We need a strong, experienced candidate that can step into a thriving industry and continue the help we have had and continue to need. Thanks for your consideration
The Vegetable Crops Advisory for the Kern County UC Cooperative Extension office is been collaborating with us for the last 4 years in conducting field trials at growers field to determine product efficacy and placement for a better, safer, and sustainable solution for growers in Kern county.
Kern County provides one of the largest diversity in and total volume of vegetable crops in California. It is a big deal here, as economically it is a large part of our local economy. We need a strong, experienced candidate that can step into a thriving industry and continue the help we have had and continue to need. Thanks for your consideration.