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.
- 2019 Reconfirmation Process
- CE Position Proposal Template
- CE Position Proposal Criteria
If any 2018 proposals need significant revisions/updates the most current versions will be resubmitted and posted below.
Proposal Submittal Groups
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 987-0029.
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.
San Mateo County
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)
- Sheila Barry - Main Contact
- Unnamed File (pdf), uploaded 09/25/2018 by Christopher Hanson