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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

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



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