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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

88 Wildland Fire and Watershed Management Specialist

Housed in the UCI Department of Civil and Environment Engineering (CEE) in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, the position will bridge research and education programs across schools and centers on UC Irvine campus, including the School of Physical Science, School of Social Ecology, the School of Biological Science and Water UCI. The position will strengthen UCI’s existing collaborations with South Coast Extension and Research Center (ERC) and establish new connections with other ERCs and ANR Centers in the University of California system (UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara) to build the network for prediction and management of wildfires and to understand the impact of wildfires on watershed pollution. The CE specialist will advance research collaborations with Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), the Irvine Ranch Conservancy, The Pacific Southwest Research Station (Riverside) of US Forest Service, as well as the Prescribed Fire councils under UC ANR. The position would lead to:  Understanding and developing key issues of fires typical of Southern California (SoCal) landscapes-marked with complex terrain, native shrub type vegetation and invasive species; Designing forest management and fuel management operations such as prescribed burns, mastication, fuel thinning; Optimizing wildland fire goals against the practices of conservation, forest resource extraction, grazing and tourism and carbon sequestration; Watershed resilience, connected to healthy forest and shrubland management practices; Impact of wildfires on water pollution from firefighting practices (e.g. PFAS) and organic transformation (e.g. PAH and other trace organics).

Proposed Headquarters

UCI Department of Civil and Environment Engineering

Proposed Area of Coverage

Statewide, with focus on Southern California


Associated Documents


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