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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

016 Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor

(1) Position will primarily focus on Environmental or Ornamental horticulture or arboriculture/urban forestry. (2) The position requires a minimum of a master’s degree in environmental or ornamental horticulture or arboriculture/urban forestry. Experience working with the nursery and/or landscape industry would be beneficial; and (3) The position will provide the technical support for professionals in sustainable landscape practices, nursery production, arboriculture/urban forestry and pest management, provide the educational support for professional organizations and the academic leadership for the UC Master Gardener Program in Stanislaus and Merced Counties. This position will collaborate with the UC IPM program, Statewide Master Gardener Program, local farm to school program and SAREP.

Proposed Location/Housing

Stanislaus County

Proposed Area of Coverage

Stanislaus and Merced Counties


Associated Documents


1 Comment

The Environmental Horticulture Program Team strongly supports the approval of this position. The position would fill a large research and education gap in our statewide and regional environmental horticulture programming as well as at the local level. The position would have an emphasis on sustainable landscaping (water conservation, reduction and reuse of greenwaste, IPM stressing pest prevention,wildlife-friendly, climate-ready) practices and principles. for professional public and private landscapers, arborists, parks and school district personnel as well as nursery producers. Additionally, the advisor will provide direction and leadership to the Master Gardener program and interface with local farm to school programs and community gardeners. These position priorities are closely linked with the water quality and quantity, endemic and invasive plants and diseases, healthy families and communities, and sustainable food systems UC ANR Strategic Initiatives. Strong collaboration and leverage opportunities currently exist to maximize the impact of the position; there are over 40 UC ANR specialists and advisors in environmental horticulture and closely related fields that work jointly on several research and educational projects that clientele in Stanislaus and Merced Counties could greatly benefit from if this position is filled. Thank you for considering this position as a high priority. Janet Hartin, Program Team Leader, EH
Posted Jul 11, 2016 12:01 PM by Janet Hartin

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