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
115 Orchard Systems Specialist - Northern San Joaquin & Sacramento Valleys
Orchard production systems employ thousands of Californians, generate billions of dollars in revenue, enhance consumer health and quality of life, and occupy vast acreages of high quality farm land across our state. California fruit and nut industries face increasing production costs due to land, labor, fertilizer and fuel. There are also increasing environmental challenges associated with energy, water, fertilizer and pesticide use as well as water, air and soil quality concerns with current management practices. Recently there has been increasing pressure on farmers to address all of these challenges simultaneously with increasing attention being paid to maintaining or enhancing environmental quality as well as economically producing and marketing the crop. This requires a systems approach and statewide leadership from UCCE. The research and extension programs of this CE Specialist will help growers and industries assess the impact of current orchard crop production practices on land, labor, energy and water use as well as overall environmental quality, and focus on the development of more sustainable production systems.
Department of Plant Sciences
Proposed Area of Coverage
Statewide with emphasis in the Northern San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys
- Specialist in Orchard Systems - Northern San Joaquin & Sacramento Valleys (docx), uploaded 04/29/2016 by Mary Delany
On behalf of the California apple industry, the Commission strongly urges to fund this important position so we may continue to find solutions to the many trials apple producers face.
The focus of this position will be on tree fruit crops in the Northern San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys, but we recognize its importance to us from the standpoint there are now only two tree crop specialists, Louise Ferguson and Bruce Lampinen, and soon to be one with Louise’s retirement. Frankly, we are well below a critical mass for specialists serving California tree crops and not filling this position, as well as 114 (Specialty Crop Horticulture Specialist) and 116 (Orchard Systems Specialist-Southern San Joaquin Valley), would continue to dilute the current deficient focus on tree crop research and extension, including California tree nuts.