2018 Call for Positions
- #12 Production Horticulture Advisor, San Diego County
- #42 Agronomy Area Advisor, Merced County
- #54 Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, Siskiyou County
- #58 Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Sciences Area Advisor, San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
- #62 Vegetable Crops and Small Farms Advisor, Riverside County
- #66 Pomology and Water/Soils Area Advisor, Kings County
In the fall of 2019, UC ANR embarked on the 2019 reconfirmation process. VP Humiston asked UC ANR programmatic groups (listed below) to reconfirm the 2018 CE position proposals list -- in order to fill a limited, small number of CE positions. She asked if there were higher priorities/critical needs/emergency gaps that weren't on the 2018 list of 46 but should be? Those were added to this web page at the end of November 2019, using the template and criteria below. Any 2018 proposals that needed significant revisions were updated and re-posted below.
- Any proposal numbered above 46 was 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 was already under recruitment.
From January - September 2018 initiated the 2018 CE position call, soliciting proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions. The call aimed to identify positions for strengthening and rebuilding the ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Due to the budget situation the release of approved positions was on hold until the fall of 2019; VP Humiston's 2018 announcement.
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.
UC ANR also continues to pursue non-traditionally funded positions as a complimentary strategy to grow the programmatic footprint. As of January 2020, UC ANR developed funding partnerships to deploy $2.7M in non-traditionally funded positions: 9 academics and 14 programmatic staff. There are UC ANR resources on:
Proposal Submittal Groups
For questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 987-0029.
2018 URS Call for Positions
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 Area of Coverage
Napa, Lake, and Solano Counties
- David Lewis - Main Contact
- Proposal Document - Embedded (pdf), uploaded 09/25/2018 by Christopher Hanson