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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.


  • 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 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

18 Wildlife Management Area Advisor

The CE Advisor will serve as an expert on wildlife species that impact or are impacted by human activities in Northern California, with emphasis in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and Sonoma counties) where urban and rural communities and landscapes overlap. This Advisor will be at the nexus of livestock operators, land managers, scientists, wildlife advocates, and the public, and help facilitate productive understanding between groups sometimes at odds regarding wildlife management.

The Advisor will conduct applied field and lab research designed to develop management tools and inform policy for mitigating human-wildlife conflict, including tools and policies that mitigate human-wildlife conflict issues while minimally impacting the natural environment. Key to the position is the development of extension outreach methodologies that lead to adoption of practices that reduce the risks from vertebrate pests and pest management practices to natural resource managers, ranchers, our food supply, community, and the environment. The Advisor is expected to review, support, and promote ANR IPM guidelines and practices.

Proposed Location/Housing

San Mateo County, Elkus Ranch

Proposed Area of Coverage

Northern California with primary responsibility in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and Sonoma counties)


Associated Documents

  • Unnamed File (pdf), uploaded 09/25/2018 by Christopher Hanson


1 Comment - Post Comment

The proposed advisor and specialist positions related to rangelands are all important, but the highest priority is the Wildlife Management Advisor (Human-Wildlife Conflict), San Mateo County/San Francisco Bay Area. Several of us in the Central Coast region have been advocating for this advisor position for several years. It addresses an emerging issue that requires guidance by good science. As the populations of rangeland predators grow, so are costs for livestock operators growing (to the point of unprofitability; refer to the beef cost study by Barry, Forero, and Stewart 2017). Thus the sustainability of livestock operations to achieve conservation in the Central Coast is threatened, and there's a growing need for compensation to public lands graziers. As more conflicts become evident, better guidance is needed to reduce those conflicts and maintain sustainability of both the wildlife populations and the grazing operations. Few advisors with this specialty are available.
Posted Jul 18, 2018 12:10 PM by Lawrence Ford

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