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
095 Feedlot Management Specialist
The Feedlot Management Specialist will bring statewide leadership and coordination of existing expertise to address challenges and opportunities that exist within the feedlot industry. The California feedlot industry is substantial and the need to address intensive livestock management typical of feedlots is acute in the state and nationwide. Tremendous pressures exist for intensive livestock systems encompassing dust, manure management, and water quality and usage. Systematic approaches to animal welfare and audits have been in the slaughter sector for years and now a growing pressure for a nationwide program for feedlots. Research that directly applies to the stakeholder challenges will support the industry by promoting sound choices both at the producer and policy levels. Improved animal welfare, reduced environmental impact with economical sustainability ultimately impacts community living quality and access to a safe food supply, goals that align with the UC ANR Strategic Vision 2025.
Desert Research and Extension Center (El Centro, CA) affiliated with the Department of Animal Science, UC Davis
Proposed Area of Coverage
- CE Specialist in Feedlot Management (docx), uploaded 04/29/2016 by Mary Delany
Additionally, employee training by outside entities, such as extension, is becoming an expectation in the beef industry. A well qualified individual, that is knowledgeable and sensitive to industry issues and challenges will be able to help feedlot cattle producers immensely. By filling this role, California will be able to step out of the shadows and help lead the nation in the feedlot and beef industries. Instead of having industry standards set for California, the state will have a seat at the table when such standards are being developed. This will allow the feedlot industry in California to have their production practices and innovation shared across state borders.
California's agricultural, and especially livestock, producers have long been known for their innovation and independence but with a dedicated feedlot extension specialist that spirit will be able to flourish for an already successful industry.
As someone who works at the national level with a diverse set of stakeholders, I would be excited to include a feedlot extension specialist from California in our industrywide working groups and boards. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Director, Beef Quality Assurance
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Hopefully a new specialist can be of assistance with many of the air and water quality compliance issues and also in the area of animal welfare. These regulatory and public relation areas have become a huge part of daily life in managing a feedlot. The Central Valley feeders will be well served also if we have a full time feedlot specialist also since they have many of the same issues. With the current political environment in California we cannot expect regulatory compliance to get better anytime in the near future.
The cattle feeders in California can be well served by the placement of a feedlot specialist in the Imperial Valley. I strongly support this proposal.
Chairman, CCA Feeder Council