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
017 Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor - Mariposa and Merced Counties
This is an environmental horticulture position with an emphasis on resource utilization and conservation within communities located in an arid environment. Outside of developing a traditional urban horticultural program, this Advisor position will have a greater emphasis on observing and developing mitigation strategies for the changes that occur with city growth, invasive pest introduction, and climate change on a local-regional landscape scale. This Advisor would also have the opportunity to explore how communities can be designed to provide healthy living conditions, a healthy ecosystem, as well as mitigate the impacts on rural-urban interfaces and the loss of farmland.
Proposed Area of Coverage
Mariposa and Merced Counties
- Letter of Support Sierra Nevada Research Institute (pdf), uploaded 06/22/2016 by Katherine Webb-Martinez
- Environmental Horticultural Advisor for Mariposa and Merced Counties (pdf), uploaded 05/04/2016 by David Doll
Bill Martin, Executive Director
Central Valley Farmland Trust
Former CSU Stanislaus lecturer on Ag Policy & Planning
Merced County Farm Bureau
The Merced County UCCE Master Gardener program has provided outreach and program efforts to multiple areas and demographics across the County. We have developed programs to assist in food security/home gardening, drought management, and public outreach. Additionally we are currently participating on an advisory garden committee to the University of California Merced as they prepare to meet their sustainabilty goals. Furthermore, we have assisted UC Merced in their efforts to develop an on campus Farmers Market and community garden in the city of Merced.
A key part of our success has been and needs to remain a close relationship with the UC Farm Advisors in the Merced office. Their specialized training is crucial in providing us with needed experience and technical knowledge to fulfill our mission. Unfortunately due to reductions to two Farm Advisors in Merced as a result of retirements, it has put a sever strain on their availability to assist us. Their workload simply does not allow them the time to concentrate on our program despite their wholehearted support of our goals. With the approval of this proposed position we, the Merced County Master Gardeners, are confident that we can grow our program to even greater success, networking with the Cal Naturalist program and UC Merced, and achieve even greater outreach to the public.
Let me urgently request that you favor this position with approval.
An Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor would have a great impact to our area in helping develop mitigation strategies for the changes that often occur with city growth, the introduction of invasive pests and climate change on a local-regional landscape scale. The position would also provide an opportunity to explore how to design the local community to promote healthier living conditions and mitigate rural-urban impacts and the loss of farmland. With the requested position covering Mariposa and Merced counties, the addition would be of regional benefit.
The approval of this advisor would be of considerable value to Merced and Mariposa counties, and the Merced County Board of Supervisors therefore respectfully requests the approval of this position.