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
047 Area Sustainable Orchard Systems and Environmental Horticulture (EH) Advisor - Sutter
The advisor would be responsible for developing a problem-solving and educational program for high priority production and commodity related issues of certain horticultural crops. The focus is maximizing sustainability in the major commodities which include walnuts, cling peaches, and kiwifruit in Sutter and Yuba Counties and for walnuts in Colusa County.
Sutter/Yuba UCCE Office
Proposed Area of Coverage
Sutter, Yuba, and Colusa Counties
- Janine Hasey - Main Contact
- Area Sustainable Orchard Systems and Environmental Horticulture (EH) Advisor for Sutter, Yuba and Colusa Counties (docx), uploaded 05/05/2016 by Janine Hasey
As VP of Grower Services at Diamond Foods (large walnut processor), I have directly experienced the benefits provided by an Advisor. They are an important component in a total crop system because they are “in tune” with the local growing area and understand the specific challenges and unique advantages. They are a pathway to relevant, regional research in: pest & disease management, improved rootstocks & varieties, irrigation & nutrient optimization, and general orchard management- interconnected areas resulting in high quality walnuts.
The Advisor is accessible which is tremendously valuable to Diamond and our walnut growers as it develops strong community ties relevant to the area. Diamond continuously reaches out for their expertise, advice, and content for correspondence. As the California Walnut Industry continues to flourish, new cultural issues emerge. The Advisor is often the first line of assistance growers turn to obtain meaningful solutions. These are a few of the many reasons why Diamond has a long history of support and cooperation with Advisors. The truth remains that retaining this position is crucial for the industry’s overall outlook. Thank you for your consideration.