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
131 Urban Entomology Specialist - CNR
The Assistant CE Specialist in Urban Entomology will be expected to work with the UC and external networks to deliver an extension and outreach education program to urban pest management professionals (PMPs), pest control operator (PCO) companies, municipalities, school districts, housing / lodging management professionals, and extenders to the residential public; such as UCCE Master Gardeners and county environmental / public health employees. They will lead an applied research program that seeks to evaluate the efficacy of existing urban IPM programs as well as to develop new effective urban IPM strategies and tactics that minimize negative impacts to communities and the environment. Effective IPM programs are constantly evolving in response to changes in pest species composition, pesticide resistance developments, state and federal regulations, and new technology. Many urban IPM programs could be improved through the development and utilization of effective monitoring tools that help PMPs detect, identify, and quantify pest infestations.
UCB Dept. Environmental Science Policy and Management
Proposed Area of Coverage
- Urban Entomology Specialist 429.docx (docx), uploaded 05/01/2016 by Steven Lindow
I have served on numerous committees for PCOC as well as the SPCB.
In my 23 years of service I have seen my fair share of programs and proposals that sounded good but resulted in little change.
This potential of this position seems self evident. There has been a tremendous amount of innovation in IPM over the last twenty years but there has not been a corresponding rising tide for all ships. We have a number of PCOs that are on the cutting edge of important improvements and we also have a larger number of PCOs that are entrenched in old habits and procedures.
If this position can effectively collect new strategies and widely disseminate that information amongst all PCOs then I think it may have more of an impact on this state than any other effort I am aware of.
I find it hard to believe that I am writing this but:
Would you please create this government job?
I think it has phenomenal potential.
Each and every day pressure increases for PMP's to perform services that are safer for consumers and the environment. The work of the UC Urban Entomology program has been vital in the past to ensure we meet these criteria. This pressure will not decrease in the future! The UC Urban Entomology program has a great impact on our industry and more importantly protecting the public by developing BMP's.
California is a unique market and it's research should be done here. Our industry has thrived over the years by utilizing the pratices that have been developed and communicated by the UC programs. I am strongly in favor of the continuation and growth of the UC Urban Entomology program.
Year # Inspection Reports #Completion Notices
2014 794,727 329,107
2015 823,154 341,829
California Structural Pest Control Board
Greater than 95% of the residents within California - more than 35 million - live in urban areas. With the loss of Dr. Lewis expertise, DNAR will only have one extension specialist devoted to insect and arthropod pests associated with human structures in California. It is simply insufficient to deal with the ever increasing urban population and their needs and problems.
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While several pesticide application methods (fumigation, local treatment, soil treatment, and bait) might be effective to achieve an immediate relieve from the termite pressure, more research / outreach certainly make the low impact management strategies effectively adopted for broader implementation.
In addition to termites and wood-destroying organisms, other emerging issues in urban entomology include urban invasive species, pesticide runoff and water quality, and green pest management. These areas promise future support for research and extension projects in the future.