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
102 Groundwater Quality Specialist
Groundwater is a critical resource in the state of California, and particularly in agricultural and rural areas. Domestic and most rural public water supply systems rely on healthy, high quality groundwater for drinking water. Agricultural production relies on high quality, low saline groundwater for about half of its irrigation water. Groundwater contamination from fertilizer (nitrate), pesticides, natural contaminants (arsenic, chromium-6, uranium, etc.), emerging contaminants in land application of urban or animal wastes (pharmaceuticals and personal care products, others) and salinization threaten the quality of groundwater supplies in rural and agricultural regions, with potentially costly long-term impacts on California's economy.
This CE program will support agricultural stakeholders, local, regional, state, and federal planning and regulatory agencies and decision makers, and communities in understanding groundwater quality. It will apply research to develop promising solutions to assessing, addressing, and preventing groundwater quality threats. It will provide education and decision support on groundwater quality, groundwater recharge, subsurface geochemical processes, and on occurrence and fate of contaminants. Research focused on measuring, understanding, and monitoring hydrogeochemical processes as they relate to agricultural and community activities, within a wide range of geologically heterogeneous and geochemically complex California aquifer system settings will be relevant to emerging groundwater quality issues. Examples include groundwater contamination from annual and perennial cropping systems, from animal farming, or from municipal areas; better understanding of occurrence of natural groundwater contamination and development of management approaches; determination of the impact of soil leachates and contaminants where groundwater recharge is practiced; mapping of denitrification and salinization potential; developing contaminant monitoring systems at local or regional scales; supporting domestic well monitoring programs, and developing appropriate remediation/remedial systems. Research would interface and support new state and regional regulatory and planning programs concerning nonpoint sources, rural community wastewater systems, irrigation wells, and rural and domestic drinking water systems.
Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis
Proposed Area of Coverage
- Specialist in Groundwater Quality (docx), uploaded 04/25/2016 by Mary Delany