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.
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.
- UC ANR thematic cluster areas for hires: Fire Advisor Network; Food System Resilience Network; Health Resilience Network; Urban Community Development Network; Water Resiliency Network.
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Those that submitted the position proposals:
- County Directors (1 position per county they oversee)
- Research and Extension Center Directors (1 position each Director)
- Statewide Program and Institute Directors (1 position each Director)
- Program Team Leaders (1 position each PT)
- UC Campus Provosts and/or Chancellors (# of positions varies, see link to process flowchart and details above)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 987-0029.
For questions about using the Universal Review System (URS), contact Chris Hanson at email@example.com.
Call For Positions
25 Entomology Area Advisor Ventura Los Angeles
The Entomology Area Advisor will serve as an expert for issues related to integrated management of arthropod (insect and mite) pests in agricultural and natural ecosystems in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Working with CE advisors, specialists, other University academics and staff as well as industry partners and agencies in the nonprofit sector, the entomologist will provide leadership in research, extension and education focused on integrated pest management (IPM). The Entomology Advisor will conduct applied field and lab research designed to manage pests with practices that protect the environment as well as farm workers and consumers. The Advisor will also assist in identification of arthropods and conduct research on beneficial insects, including pollinators. Key to the success of this position will be research and extension outreach stimulating adoption of new practices that reduce economic damage from pests and minimize environmental impact, including on pollinators. The Advisor will assist growers, pest control advisors (PCAs), natural resource/land stewards, and county residents in managing pests in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Entomology Advisor will serve as both a leader and key collaborator with research and extension colleagues to solve pest management issues that require multidisciplinary and area-wide approaches. The Advisor will engage with non-agricultural audiences to educate them on the complexities of managing pests while maintaining food security and safety. A Master’s degree in Entomology or closely related discipline is required.
Proposed Area of Coverage
Ventura County, Los Angeles County
- Annemiek Schilder (REC Director) - Main Contact
- Keith Nathaniel (REC Director) - Collaborator
- Entomology Area Advisor Ventura Los Angeles (pdf), uploaded 12/10/2021 by Annemiek Schilder