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
069 Anadromous and Inland Fishes Specialist
This CE Specialist will be an expert on the environmental biology of freshwater and anadromous fish in California, especially in relation to water conflicts. The conflicts are increasing because of drought and listing of 30 species of fish under State and Federal Endangered Species Acts. This Anadromous and Inland Fishes Specialist will conduct applied research to develop management tools for mitigating human/fish conflicts, while supporting fish conservation. The CE Specialist would bring knowledge generated by the exceptionally strong water-related research community at UC Davis (e.g., the multidisciplinary Center for Watershed Sciences) to county advisors, agricultural operators, agencies, and non-profit organizations. . This collaborative approach will allow research and outreach on the environmental and public benefits of projects involving issues such as watershed restoration, nutrient reductions, and groundwater replenishment. She/he would focus on how Central Valley fishes are impacted by agriculture, especially in relation to managing flows in rivers below dams. This could include assessing the impact of changing climate on stream flows and fish, and how this affects agriculture. Other potential focus areas include: (a) field work and modeling of fish populations in order to forecast changes in flows and water temperature and to predict how fish populations would be affected; (b) evaluating how changes in water management can mitigate negative effects of diversions on fish, especially salmon and steelhead, which support important fisheries. (c) improving the management of fisheries, especially for salmon and steelhead, and (d) working with farmers and ranchers to help them cope with requirements of the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act to protect fish.
Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, UC Davis
Proposed Area of Coverage
- Specialist in Anadromous and Inland Fishes (docx), uploaded 05/02/2016 by Mary Delany
One request is that the geographic scope of the position should be broader. While flows immediately below dams are an important, the Delta is the epicenter of water issues. Indeed, there is a argument that the Delta is a much more important bottleneck for salmonids, which were the focus for the previous Specialist that held this job. Please consider having this position play a much more active role in Delta resource management and applied research.
This position is essential to linking the university with the public and agencies. The UC Davis water-related research community is valued as independent, transparent, and timely and this position can result in innovative science collaborations between implementing agencies, regulatory agencies, and stakeholder, if a CE Specialist with these characters is found. One comment regarding this position’s external network is that it should reflect the broad set of public agencies implementing activities trying to balance fishery and water management objectives, not just regulating agencies. These agencies frequently need (and have funding for) external collaborators who can design studies and interject science to improve adaptive resource management.