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.
45 Diversified Agricultural Systems Area Advisor
This position will develop and extend research-based information on horticultural and other niche crops such as edible grains, oil seeds, nursery starts, cosmetic ingredients, etc. (excluding cannabis) to an economically, culturally, and socially diverse clientele. The advisor will also assist County Directors with Master Gardener (MG) training and problem solving. Minimum of a Master’s degree in plant sciences, e.g. horticulture, pomology, vegetable crops, is required; pest management degree is acceptable if accompanied by adequate plant science-related coursework and experience. Demonstrated applied research, knowledge dissemination, and grant-writing experience are very desirable. The advisor will be housed in Lake County and report to the Lake County Director. S/he will work in Lake and Mendocino Counties and interact with academic staff in both counties, neighboring North Coast counties and statewide, relevant ANR Statewide Program units (e.g. AIC, IPM, SAREP), Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC), and campus- based departments, e.g. UC Davis, Berkeley, Riverside. The advisor will also interact and collaborate with external public and community partners. This position may also eventually inherit the commercial pomology program (i.e. pears, walnuts, olives, apples) upon the retirement of the County Director/Pomology Advisor.
Proposed Area of Coverage
Lake and Mendocino Counties
- Ramiro Lobo - Main Contact
- Rachel Elkins - Additional Contact
- Ruth Dahlquist-Willard - Additional Contact
- Proposal Document - Embedded (docx), uploaded 08/01/2018 by Ramiro Lobo