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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

30 Food Crop Safety Specialist

This position will lead an integrated, statewide Extension and Research program that improves the safety of plant-based food production in California and contributes to the knowledge on food safety and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Food safety may be addressed from the perspective of contamination by microorganisms and/or microbial-produced toxins, and may span the production chain from pre-harvest (growing and harvesting conditions) to post-harvest (handling in packing houses, transit, and marketing displays). Research and extension activities will focus on issues in food safety, including identifying contaminants or sources of food spoilage in the food chain, tracing sources of contamination, and reducing contamination. This will include, for example, the implementation of good agricultural practices, along with food safety programs in a diverse range of production systems.

Proposed Location/Housing

Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, UC Riverside

Proposed Area of Coverage



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