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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.

2016 approved CE 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:

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.

Relevant documents:

If you have any questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at (510) 987-0029 or


2016 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2016 cycle.

Position Details

138 Water Resource Economics and Policy Specialist - CNR

The Specialist will address important questions in water resource economics, including the efficient allocation of water resources, policy reforms to encourage more efficient use of water in the agricultural and urban sectors, identification of novel and effective ways of enhancing instream flows at minimum social cost, and enhanced ground and surface water storage in California. They will also interact with state and federal agencies implementing policies affecting the state’s water resources, water district staff, growers and urban water users, and nongovernmental organizations including environmental interests. The specialist also will play an important role in assessing the impacts of potential interventions, and will work with stakeholders and decision makers to identify the most effective and efficient policies. The incumbent will also play an important role in educating the public about the economic implications of water resource scarcity in California.

Proposed Location/Housing

UCB Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Proposed Area of Coverage



Associated Documents


1 Comment

This sounds very similar to the proposed Specialist position at UCR, posted by Doug Parker (#4442). I assume the two positions would be coordinated somehow and not duplicate effort? It's certainly a big topic that could use multiple people working on it, so I'll copy what I wrote for the other proposal: "This sounds like a very important and timely position. Water policy in California has profound impacts on growers, but many aspects of our current policies are not efficient, not evidence-based, not sustainable, and ultimately not fair to the diverse users of California's scarce water resources. It sounds as though this Specialist will be very valuable in synthesizing information across different regions of CA, assessing what works well and what doesn't, and charting a future policy course that allows CA agriculture to remain productive in an increasingly water-constrained future."
Posted Jun 2, 2016 4:19 PM by Amber Kerr

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