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
092 Environmental Engineering Specialist
California leads the nation in agricultural production, but along with the enormous economic benefit from agricultural and food products comes a tremendous amount of animal and food waste and agricultural residues that impose significant environmental impact. There is an urgent need for an extension engineer to provide technical assistance and education to farmers, stakeholders and agri-businesses on the selection and adoption of various waste treatment and conversion technologies. This CE Specialist position will facilitate effective management and utilization of animal, food and agricultural waste as energy, nutrient and water resources while reducing environmental impacts and improving overall environmental quality in agriculture and the food system.
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis
Proposed Area of Coverage
- Specialist in Environmental Engineering (docx), uploaded 04/29/2016 by Mary Delany
I cannot think of a more timely position than the one proposed here. This clearly is an area where California could assume a leadership role nationally and globally due to our unique combination of Ag, the state’s human population, and our University’s preeminence in sustainability science connecting these groups. I fully support the position of Environmental Engineering Specialist.
Certainly as noted in the position description, “the effective management and utilization of animal, food and agricultural waste as energy, nutrient and water resources while reducing the impact on environmental quality” is a high priority for California agriculture. However, as noted, the specialist will work with animal waste as the primary target biomass resource. Working with (woody) crop residues and co-products is a secondary target, hence our medium priority ranking.
I strongly support this position which would fill a critical gap in UC ANR’s ability to assist the dairy industry and other solid and liquid waste generators to protect both groundwater and air quality in California.