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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

61 Soils and Water Area Advisor

This position will address soil nutrient and composition and the efficient use of water in winegrape vineyards and orchards which are the principal cropping systems in the four county region.  It will optimize both applied fertilizers, soil amendments, and water use efficiency. The position will address the viticulture industry’s needs associated with maximizing carbon sequestration in vineyards and reducing groundwater extraction and surface water use by improved irrigation scheduling. Given the retirements of viticulture advisors Smith and Mcgourty in June 2020, this proposal presents an opportunity for ANR to support a position which addresses the two most important disciplines directly related to climate change in the region’s vineyards, as well as orchard cropping systems. This discipline-based advisor will address specific production practices across a wide region and balance the production of quality fruit and the environment to promote various ecosystem services that can be utilized throughout the state. The advisor will address soil chemical and physical properties which are integral to the use of amendments including compost to improve infiltration and nutrient uptake. The advisor will provide knowledge and information to aid growers in implementing water use practices that are outcomes of groundwater basin management plans developed by the six Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) in the region.

Proposed Location/Housing

Sonoma County

Proposed Area of Coverage

Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake Counties

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