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 email@example.com or (510) 987-0029.
2018 URS Call for Positions
49 Irrigation and Water Resources Area Advisor
The Irrigation and Water Resources Area Advisor will serve irrigated agriculture producers, agricultural water districts, environmental groups, and water and land resource professionals in both the public and private sectors in the four-county region. The position will focus on the efficient use of irrigation water at the farm level through improved irrigation methods, improved irrigation scheduling, and regulated deficit irrigation strategies. The position will also support assessments of the impacts of irrigated agriculture on the environment and help growers cope with new laws, such as the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) and the Sustainable Groundwater Water Management Act (SGMA). The Advisor will work closely with local Orchards Advisors as the region is dominated by tree crops. To a lesser extent, the Advisor will work with other crops and related issues such as irrigated pasture, field crops, row crops, groundwater recharge, flow measurements, and water diversions. It is expected that this position will provide irrigation expertise to other CE Advisors and Specialists outside the program area, as needed. The position requires a Master’s degree or higher in water resources, soils, agronomy, horticulture, agricultural engineering or other closely related field. The Advisor will report to the Glenn County Director and will work closely with Advisors in surrounding counties.
Proposed Area of Coverage
Northern Sacramento Valley, with primary responsibility in Glenn, Tehama, Colusa and Shasta Counties
- Betsy Karle - Main Contact
- Proposal Document - Embedded (pdf), uploaded 11/01/2019 by Betsy Karle