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2018 Call for Positions

ANR solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions from January - September 2018. 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 is on hold; VP Humiston's announcement.

 

There was a new position development process – for the complete process and timeline refer to 2018 CE positions flowchart.

Goals:

  • It is designed to be a consultative process with opportunity for input from UC ANR academics and clientele/stakeholders.
  • Those involved in position development are expected to take a collaborative approach and statewide perspective to identifying critical needs, and looking forward to emerging challenges.
  • The goal is have a manageable number of priority positions proposed, relative to funding realities.
  • The new process increases success rate for proposed positions given each group agrees on priority positions for submittal.

Phased Approach:

  • The advisor and specialist processes each have three phases with groups working collaboratively to develop proposals, and reviewing earlier proposals to add proposals that they think are higher priority.
  • Each proposal development phase is intended to include internal consultation and external input from ANR stakeholders. We expect and strongly encourage ANR academics to engage with external stakeholders, including commodity groups, cooperating programs, agency partners, community groups, and others to explicitly discuss priority needs to for positions. Groups of related program areas and campus-based departments should discuss and develop complimentary position proposals to strengthen the ANR network.
  • You can communicate with the people who are able to submit positions and work collaboratively with them in these efforts. 
  • The proposals that didn’t make it in earlier phases could be picked up during the subsequent phases. They can be found on the proposal ideas web page.

 

Proposal Development Submittal Groups

Development Phase

County Directors and Research and Extension Center Directors

Feb. 7 – May 15

Executive Associate Deans

Feb. 7 – May 15

Program Team Leaders

May 15 – Aug. 1

Statewide Program and Institute Directors

Aug. 1 – Sept. 15

Submittal groups: Use the Universal Review System (URS) to create a proposal and upload a completed position template (Word .doc). Only one representative from each group needs to submit. You can access URS from your ANR Portal. Under Open Systems click on the "2018 Call for Positions." You can access your previous submissions under Universal Review System "Your Proposals."

 

Relevant documents:

 

 

 

 

For questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at katherine.webb-martinez@ucop.edu or (510) 987-0029.

 

Below are the submitted proposals. This online tool is searchable to encourage collaboration. To begin, please search through positions that are currently being proposed and contact the submitter if you are interested in collaborating or have questions.

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

 

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2018 cycle.

Position Details

39 Trade Barrier Arthropod Pest Specialist

This position is expected to provide statewide leadership in identifying and minimizing the impact of arthropod pests of significance to the import and export of agricultural and floricultural crops. It will be located at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE). As world trade increases, international organizations are increasingly emphasizing biosecurity and regulating export pathways that potentially allow introduction of pests and diseases.  Invasive pests continue to enter California at a rapid rate and must be detected and mitigated to protect California agriculture and maintain export markets. Numerous innocuous pests in California agriculture are determined to be phytosanitary risks to other countries. In the past, these infestations were mitigated using the fumigant Methyl Bromide, however its use has become restricted worldwide. Thus, Methyl Bromide replacements either via fumigants or other technologies are critically needed. This position will provide a leadership role in developing a ‘systems approach’ of preharvest scouting and IPM in combination with innovative post harvest tools to respond to pests that create trade barriers for fresh market fruits and nuts.

Proposed Location/Housing

Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) and affiliated with the Department of Entomology, UC Riverside.

Proposed Area of Coverage

Statewide

Contacts

Associated Documents

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