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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: #'s 1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 42.
  • # 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

10 Pest Vertebrate Management Area Advisor

The Area Vertebrate Pest Management Advisor will develop and deliver a research and extension program to reduce and relieve the vertebrate pest impacts incurred in annual and perennial crops.The assignment area is home to world renown wine grape production and a marked diversity of perennial and annual crops. Combined total acreage is 311,792 acres, with a production value of $997 million in 2016. This includes 56,979 acres in wine grapes, 27,622 acres in fruit and nut crops (pears, prunes, almonds, walnuts, and olives), and 227,191 acres in field, seed, and vegetable crops (alfalfa, hay, wheat, sunflowers, processing tomatoes, and organic vegetables). Profit margins are thin for these crops and partial to total crop loss in any given year can be catastrophic. Because of persisting and emerging impacts from vertebrate pests on these crops and productions systems, the Advisor position will provide critically needed expertise that currently does not exist in the assignment area nor in the Advisor ranks statewide. This kind of strategic focused academic hire has proven effective in growing ANR’s capacity and impact, and the potential for this Advisor to do the same is imminent.

Proposed Location/Housing

Napa County

Proposed Area of Coverage

Napa, Lake, and Solano Counties


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