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
029 Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor - Central Sierra MCP
This advisor will serve clientele in the Central Sierra Multi-County Partnership (El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties) with a general disciplinary focus on livestock production systems including grazing management, pasture management, nutrition, herd health, animal husbandry, genetic selection, reproduction, and marketing. The successful applicant will have a minimum of an MS degree in animal science, range management or a closely related field. Ideally the applicant will have one degree in animal science and one degree in range management or have the minimum course work to be a Certified Rangeland Manager. This position will report to the Central Sierra Multi-County Partnership (MCP) Director and will interact internally with the UC Davis Dept of Animal Science and the following ANR Program Teams; Meat Production and Food Safety, and Forest and Rangeland Systems. These teams help coordinate the range, livestock production and natural resources research and education activities of more than 40 CE advisors, CE specialists and AES researchers.
Livestock production continues to be one of the leading agricultural commodities in the region. Livestock production is the number one agricultural commodity in both Tuolumne and Calaveras counties and rank second in both El Dorado and Amador counties. The majority of livestock is cattle, with goats, sheep, poultry and swine also being represented. Nearly all the cattle produced in the region is comprised of cow/calf operations which operate on a complex and diverse land ownership basis. Livestock production on annual rangelands account for 800,000 acres in the region and is mostly private ownership that is either owner operated or leased. A portion of the annual rangeland is publicly owned either by Federal, State or local government and a number of utility districts. In addition to annual range, many livestock producers utilize forestlands for summer grazing. The Stanislaus and El Dorado National Forests account for 589,000 acres of grazing land with an additional 168,000 acres of private forestland used for grazing. A number of producers also utilize irrigated and non-irrigated pastures in other parts of California or out of state. As a result of the diversity in ecosystems and magnitude of acreage and diversity of ownership, the issues that arise in this production system are just as varied and diverse.
For the full Position Justification (2 pages) see the below link under Associated Documents.
Central Sierra MCP - serving El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. Position will be housed in Tuolumne.
Proposed Area of Coverage
Central Sierra MCP - serving El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties
- Scott Oneto - Main Contact
- Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, Central Sierra Multi County Partnership (pdf), uploaded 05/04/2016 by Scott Oneto
I would like to offer a different but mutually beneficial reason why our counties should be selected for this position.
Over the past 20 years or so, most of El Dorado County's growth has come from people who have chose to live in our county and commute to Sacramento or Folsom to work. These people have decided to endure a daily commute to work in order to live, play, and raise their families in a rural atmosphere..
Of course, some of the folks already living here see this growth as a threat to their own enjoyment of a rural lifestyle. And so the battle lines are set: Stasis vs. inevitability. The outcome is given, the impact is not. That is an important fact to stress: the impact is not preordained. Growth itself need not diminish the role of agriculture and its impact on the rural nature of the county.
Here is why. These recent arrivals want to connect to agriculture in a non-commercial manner and expose their children to its value. The resurrection and growth of 4H clubs and a vibrant FFA club, coupled with a tremendous increase in the number of animals competing at our fair are two examples of this trend. Another is the growing interest in the manner which food is grown. Provenance is important. People want a direct and personal relationship with what they eat. They are raising animals to eat and milk, for health choices, to diminish fire danger and, yes, as pets. This is coming from people with no previous connection to agriculture, people who could benefit most from a respected and independent source. Properly supported and nurtured, this could create new markets and alter public perceptions of agriculture..
The rest of our foothill counties are facing the same issue of growth. Can we nurture newcomers agricultural interests?