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2021 Call for CE Positions

The 2021 CE Position Call was launched in August 2021 to identify UCCE Advisor and UCCE Specialist positions to be released over the next 12 months. The process has concluded.


The 2021-22 Release of UCCE Positions web page will list all the positions that have been released for recruitment as a result of this process. On March 14, 48 CE Advisor positions were released. CE Specialist positions will be announced in April 2022.  

Rebuilding the UC Cooperative Extension footprint, to address California's emerging and future needs, is made possible by the historic 2021-22 state budget increase. We are extremely grateful for the support and look forward to working with our partners to leverage these resources.

While this state budget increase will allow UC ANR to hire more people and achieve greater impact, we will continue seeking funding from additional sources to support the appropriate number of people with expertise needed to consistently and significantly improve the lives of all Californians. UC ANR continues to pursue non-traditionally funded positions as a complimentary strategy to grow the programmatic footprint. There are UC ANR resources on: how to develop co-funded positions and shared benefits of funding partnerships.


Process Information

Here is the link to the process flowchart with more details.

As in the past, we talked to our community partners and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing needs to prioritize the next rounds of hiring. We didn’t just refill past positions, instead we identified positions to address California’s emerging and future needs. Submittal groups, listed below, were expected to seek stakeholder input and work collaboratively across UC ANR units to make the best use of submission restrictions.

Review and consideration of UC ANR thematic cluster areas for hires was encouraged (see below) given building capacity in these areas is a priority to UC ANR.


Important Resources 

Those that submitted the position proposals:

For Advisor positions: The first four groups listed above submitted proposals, using the Universal Review System (URS) accessed from the ANR Portal. 

For Specialist positions: UC Campus Provosts or Chancellors emailed proposals to Wendy Powers. For any questions, please contact Wendy Powers or Mark Bell. For more information regarding how appointments will be handled between UC ANR and UC campuses other than UCB, UCD, and UCR, there is a Memorandum of Understanding and the APM guidelines. Program Team Leaders will submit their respective group's reviews through the URS. 


UCCE Programmatic Footprint Maps 

  • Link to landing page with some helpful information
  • Link to dashboard with maps
  • These maps illustrate current positions for UCCE Advisors, UCCE Specialists, other UCCE Academics, and Community Educator Specialists. They also illustrate UCCE Advisor and Specialist positions under-recruitment.
  • This information can illuminate gaps and needs to inform UCCE position proposal development and future hiring. 
  • Google sheet for user questions & comments


For overall process questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at or (510) 987-0029.

For questions about using the Universal Review System (URS), contact Chris Hanson at


Call For Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2021 cycle.

Position Details

53 Viticulture and Fruit Crops Area Advisor Capitol Corridor

The advisor will develop and conduct a research and extension program focused on viticulture (wine grapes) and pomological (primarily pear, apple, cherry, and olive oil) crop production in Sacramento, Solano and Yolo counties. Emphasis is on developing climate adaptation strategies, pest management practices and labor-saving technological innovations.  The supporting unit will be the UCCE Capitol Corridor with the position located at the Sacramento office.  Qualified candidates must have a graduate degree in viticulture or a related discipline such as horticulture, plant physiology, crop science or pomology with relevant viticulture and / or pomology experience.

Proposed Headquarters

UCCE Capitol Corridor Sacramento Office

Proposed Area of Coverage

Sacramento, Yolo and Solano Counties


Associated Documents


1 Comment - Post Comment

As Sacramento County's Agricultural Commissioner, I am writing to support the submitted proposal to fund and fill a "Viticulture and Fruit Crops Area Advisor" for Sacramento, Yolo, and Solano Counties. Sacramento County has 45 different varieties of wine grapes growing on over 36,000 acres and in 2020, the gross production value of wine grapes in the county was $155,975,000; the county's highest valued crop. Pears were the county's 5th highest valued commodity, at $26,065,000. Pears are grown on over 5,000 acres; mostly in the Delta Region. Cherries are also a highly valued crop in the county with over 1,500 acres of cherry orchards. Other commercial fruit crops grown in the county include apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, citrus, kiwis, melons, nectarines, olives, peaches, plums, pomegranates, strawberries, table grapes, and watermelon.

With the ongoing threat of Pierce's Disease and the future imminent threat of the spotted lantern fly (SLF), the addition of a Viticulture and Fruit Crop Advisor could be vital to the growers in this tri-county area. This year, Sacramento County Pest Detection trappers have detected the following non-native, invasive pests: Oriental fruit flies, a guava fruit fly, and Japanese beetles (JB). During JB inspections of airplanes at the Sacramento International Airport, deceased SLF have been found by CDFA inspectors. With injurious agricultural pest pressures on the rise, science-based expertise will be needed to combat future infestations. Integrated Pest Management strategies and resources are becoming more imperative, and science-based advocacy at a local level, a necessity.

I strongly support the creation of this position. The Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension office has available office space and ample space for grower education events.

Respectfully Submitted, Chrisandra J. Flores
Posted Dec 15, 2021 1:04 PM by Chrisandra Flores

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