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2018 Call for Positions

December 20, 2019 Vice President Humiston announced the release of the following six positions for recruitment.

  • #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:

For questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at katherine.webb-martinez@ucop.edu or (510) 987-0029.

2018 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2018 cycle.

Position Details

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 Location/Housing

Lake County

Proposed Area of Coverage

Lake and Mendocino Counties

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