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
096 Food Crop Safety Specialist
This position will lead an integrated, statewide Extension and Research program that improves the safety of plant-based food production in California and contributes to the knowledge on food safety and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Food safety may be addressed from the perspective of contamination by microorganisms and/or microbial-produced toxins, and may span the production chain from pre-harvest (growing and harvesting conditions) to post-harvest (handling in packing houses, transit, and marketing displays). Research and extension activities will focus on issues in food safety, including identifying contaminants or sources of food spoilage in the food chain, tracing sources of contamination, and reducing contamination. This will include, for example, the implementation of good agricultural practices, along with food safety programs in a diverse range of production systems.
Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and affiliated with the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, UC Riverside
Proposed Area of Coverage
- CE Specialist in Food Crop Safety (docx), uploaded 04/29/2016 by Michael Anderson
The Citrus Research Program is the grower-funded and grower-directed program established in 1968 that enables the state’s citrus producers to sponsor and support needed research. Over $7 million is provided annually to fund needed research for the California citrus industry. Just last year we spent over $500,000 to study postharvest and export issues. Our research efforts would be complemented by the additional research and extension support provided by a Food Crop Safety Extension Specialist at Kearney, and could help citrus cooperatives, packing houses and shippers meet the new requirements of food safety audits. Kearney has a strong history of supporting postharvest research and is located in the Central Valley near over 180,000 acres of citrus.
The hiring of a Food Crop Safety Extension Specialist could address both the basic biology of food safety and provide practical extension efforts to the benefit of agricultural production in California. Reducing waste in the food production chain and ensuring produce is safe from food borne pathogens and toxins are important goals. The California Citrus Research Board strongly supports the establishment and filling of this position.