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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

35 Intermountain Irrigated Grass Systems Area Advisor Modoc Shasta Lassen

This Advisor position will provide programmatic leadership in irrigated grass production systems throughout the intermountain area. Cool season perennial grasses grown for hay and pasture are the most common irrigated crop grown in the intermountain region.  The type and composition of irrigated pastures and hay land vary significantly between location with some being intensively managed for maximum grass production and others being managed with minimal human input.  Limitations related to climate, soils, and irrigation water availability also play a major role in irrigated pasture production and management throughout the region.

Water use associated with irrigated grass production has become a regionally significant issue in a wide array of contexts including surface water rights and availability, winter groundwater recharge, groundwater pumping, non-point source pollution, and migratory bird habitat. A changing climate and frequent droughts have amplified water issues. This position will focus research and extension activity at the intersection of irrigated grass production and the complex array of interrelated water issues and associated ecosystem services including the potential to increase carbon storage.  California’s 30X30 initiative to “promote nature-based solutions to solve climate change goals by setting aside natural and working landscapes” dovetails with water use as a central component of irrigated grass production systems. Effective integrated management strategies are needed to support economic crop production and the associated habitat and ecosystem values across the region.

Proposed Headquarters

Modoc CE office, Alturas, CA

Proposed Area of Coverage

Modoc, Shasta, Lassen counties, with support to the intermountain area


Associated Documents


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