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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: 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 or (510) 987-0029.


This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2018 cycle.

Position Details

03 Entomology Advisor

In support of UC ANR’s Strategic Plan, this position will develop and delivery of regional programs which benefit Californians with healthy, nutritious food and fiber supply while protecting them and their environment. Imperial County has a long history of arthropod pest management issues in a wide range of row, field and vegetable crops including seed alfalfa, wheat, silage, sugar beets, sugar cane, carrots, onion/garlic, leafy vegetables, melons, broccoli and feeds for diary that occupy a large foot print in this region. These cropping systems vary from multi-month to multiple year plantings and are important in the food, feed and fiber production system of CA, the nation and the world. Pesticides continue to be a primary input for pest management in these crops but environmental and human health issues, including surface on ground water contamination, food safety and risks to pollinators and bystanders during pesticide application are becoming more important factors. Imperial County lies on the border between the United States and Mexico.  Invasive insects and plants are an ongoing issue that continues to plague California agriculture. Currently there are only 2 advisors with responsibility for arthropod pest management in all of Southern California with personal in Riverside and Imperial County UCCE.

Proposed Location/Housing

Imperial County

Proposed Area of Coverage

the Imperial County


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