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
043 Area Small Farms/Urban Agriculture Advisor - San Bernardino and Western Riverside Counties
The Small Farms/Urban Agriculture Advisor will be responsible for developing and extending research-based information on all aspects of small-scale farming and urban agricultural enterprises with particular emphasis on organic production systems. Small-scale production of vegetable and specialty crops is a rapidly growing sector of the agricultural industry in San Bernardino and Western Riverside Counties and is an important element of the expanding local and regional food system, serving over three million residents of the two county metropolitan area.
The position will fill a large geographical void in completing the statewide network of recent UC ANR Small Farm/Urban Agriculture Advisor and Specialist hires and would strengthen the impact of research and extension by UC ANR on a statewide as well as regional and local basis. No UCCE Advisor in either county serves this growing clientele base nor is there justification for a current Advisor in either county to shift FTE to reasonably cover this assignment. In addition to startup farms, traditional citrus and avocado farmers are increasingly converting acreage to diversified and certified organic family farms in both counties to fulfill the needs of a changing market.
Proposed Area of Coverage
San Bernardino and Western Riverside Counties
- Janet Hartin - Main Contact
- Small Farms/Urban Agriculture Advisor (San Bernardino and Western Riverside Counties) (docx), uploaded 05/05/2016 by Janet Hartin
The Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner's Office supports the creation of the Area Small Farms / Urban Agriculture Adviser. The Small Farms / Urban Agriculture Adviser will be a valuable and important resource to the small farms, urban farms and organic farms and will help these farmers select the most appropriate crops to grow. The Adviser will also educate these farmers on best management practices regarding soils, fertilizers and integrated pest management (IPM).
Due to the continuing drought and constrained water resources, conservation is now more important than ever, and a dedicated advisor who can amongst other things, disseminate state of the art water use efficiency best practices for small farms and urban gardens would very much fill a significant need in our region.
Chino Basin Water Conservation District