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2018 Call for Positions

From January - September 2018 ANR solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions. The 2018 call aimed to identify positions for strengthening and rebuilding the ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Due to current budget situation the release of approved positions was on hold; VP Humiston's 2018 announcement.


In the fall of 2019, Vice President Humiston asked UC ANR programmatic groups (listed below) to reconfirm the 2018 CE position proposals list -- anticipating being able to fill a limited, small number of CE positions. She has asked if there are higher priorities/critical needs/emergency gaps that aren’t on the 2018 list of 46 but should be? Those will be added this web page at the end of November 2019, using the template and criteria below.


Below are the submitted proposals. 

  • Any proposal numbered above 46 has been submitted as an emergency gap proposal during the 2019 reconfirmation process.
  • The following proposals were updated as part of the 2019 reconfirmation process: Advisor #'s 1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 42; and Specialist # 35.
  • # 18 Wildlife Management Area Advisor is currently under recruitment.


For reference, 2018 new CE position development process: flowchart

To see the 2018 proposed ideas that did not move forward to submittal, click the sub page on the side navigation. These ideas could be further developed by later submittal groups.


For questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at or (510) 987-0029.


This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2018 cycle.

Position Details

35 Rural Community Disaster Preparedness Specialist

This statewide specialist will assist livestock owners, rural California communities, and local and state agencies better prepare, respond, and recover to natural and intentional disasters. Increased climate variability and multi-year drought in California have heightened the need for a UCCE specialist with expertise in rural community disaster preparedness, with an emphasis on public and livestock health. This position compliments the Forest and Fuels Specialist proposed by UCB by focusing on such areas as first responder education and training, disaster (flood, fire, disease, chemical, etc.) preparedness for rural communities, innovative new technologies for animal evacuation and sheltering, or novel designs for more resilient livestock production and holding facilities.

Proposed Location/Housing

Veterinary Medicine Extension, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Proposed Area of Coverage



Associated Documents

  • Unnamed File (pdf), uploaded 11/21/2019 by Christopher Hanson


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