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
123 Sheep and Goat Herd Health and Production Specialist
The focus of this statewide specialist position is veterinary medical health, welfare and sustainable production for California’s diverse sheep and goat industries. These diverse livestock production systems include extensive sheep and goats herds for meat production, sheep and goat dairy farms, wool production, periurban grazing herds for vegetation and fire control, 4-H youth projects, and thousands of small and backyard holdings located throughout California that for over 10 years have had no support from a UCCE small ruminant veterinary specialist. The interface between commercial production of sheep and goats and the public through community based farming, fairs (youth projects), rural and urban grazing, and local distribution of meat, milk and cheese creates strong needs for research and extension in the control of zoonotic diseases, pre-harvest food safety, sustainable grazing, and emerging ruminant pathogens. Moreover, produce food safety and water quality concerns due to new FSMA regulations have reduced grazing access to crop residues, orchards, vineyards, and even adjacent lands. This specialist position will fill a critical need in working with UCCE Livestock and Natural Resources Advisors, UCCE Dairy Advisors, Livestock Specialists, sheep and goat producers, practicing veterinarians, regulatory partners, and AES and I&R faculty to lead efforts in sustaining healthy livestock production and solving sheep and goat health issues throughout California. This position will be located in Veterinary Medicine Extension, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis.
Veterinary Medicine Extension, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis.
Proposed Area of Coverage
Statewide (throughout California).
- Edward Atwill - Main Contact
- Sheep and Goat Herd Health Specialist (pdf), uploaded 05/05/2016 by Edward Atwill
Looking forward to the opportunity for collaboration.
From a veterinary perspective, as our use and access to antibiotics for health management moves toward a prescription-only source (CA SB-27), this position will provide an opportunity to interact with producers with regard to herd health and ultimately food safety.
We hope that you will strongly consider supporting this position.
American Dairy Goat Association District 8 (California) Director
The goat meat markets are robust in California, due to the diverse population, and along with it, the number of meat goat producers has grown significantly. Meat goat producers can fulfill niche markets such as commercial goats, youth projects, seed-stock breeders, browsing/grazing operations, and supplying restaurants. One of the largest sheep and goat processing plants is located in Central California, providing a valuable resource to producers. These facts demonstrate the robust and growing sheep and goat industries in California. At present, people who are seeking help, in the absence of a CE specialist, will often contact the facility manager of the Animal Science Goat Facility, or one of the Veterinary Medicine clinical faculty members. As much as we would like to help, and have helped as time allows, the need is far beyond what can be accomplished without a dedicated CE specalist. Please consider establishing this position and allow UC Davis to expand it's ability to help sheep and goat producers during this exciting and challenging time of growth.
FYI- For 2016 NASS listed inventories, SC is #19 for meat goats, #27 in dairy goats, but not listed for sheep numbers. California is #2 for sheep and dairy goats.
PLEASE- California NEEDS a Specialist in Sheep and Goat Herd Health and Production!