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.
- 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.
- 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
Feb. 7 – May 15
Feb. 7 – May 15
May 15 – Aug. 1
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."
- CE Advisor and Specialist Hires and Recruitments In Progress
- To-Be-Recruited positions (see Rounds 4 & 5)
- CE programmatic footprint maps: storymap and interactive map
- UCANRPersonnelApps Info.
- 4-H Advisors Map (1-8-2018)
- NFCS and YFC Map-Feb2018
- For other searches use the Taxonomy and Personnel System
- Main points from Feb 13 PT call
- Process orientation for Program Teams: https://ucop.app.box.com/file/285009806136
For questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
15 Urban Agriculture/Small Farms Area Advisor
The Urban Agriculture/Small Farms Area Advisor will develop and conduct an applied research and education program for small-scale growers engaged in direct and nontraditional production and marketing of vegetable and specialty crops with an emphasis on organic production in the greater Los Angeles basin (desert areas are already covered). The Advisor will also work in the emerging area of controlled-environment agriculture (CEA), a food production approach conducted in enclosed facilities in large urban centers. A minimum of a Master's Degree in plant science, agronomy, vegetable science, horticulture, or a closely related field is required. Experience in small-scale production systems and/or sustainable agriculture is preferred. Bilingual (English and Spanish) applicants are encouraged to apply. The Advisor will report to the San Bernardino County Co-Directors with input on program direction, coordination and evaluation from the other County Directors and South Coast Research and Extension Center (SCREC) Director. The Advisor will also collaborate with other Advisors assigned to the four-county area (including Sustainable Food System Advisor Rachel Surls who specializes in the non-production aspect of food systems), other statewide Urban Ag/Small Farm Advisors, campus based Specialists and Faculty, and on projects at SCREC and the UC Riverside Citrus Experiment Station. The Advisor will affiliate with the statewide Sustainable Agricultural Research and Extension Program (SAREP) and the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program and participate in workgroups associated with the Agriculture Production Management Systems, Vegetable Crops, Pest Management, Water Resources, and Building Food Security Program Teams. The Advisor will also spend up to 20% of his/her time providing research-based information on non-commercial vegetable production to Master Gardeners (with MG programs being coordinated and managed by UCCE Community Educators in each of the four counties) who will extend the information to gardening networks and the public.
UCCE, San Bernardino County
Proposed Area of Coverage
San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties (non-desert areas of all four counties)
- Janet Hartin - Main Contact
- Proposal Document - Embedded (docx), uploaded 05/22/2018 by Janet Hartin