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Call for Positions Test

As previously announced in ANR's Update (January 24, 2012), ANR is soliciting proposals for CE advisor and specialist positions. This supplemental call aims to address programmatic gaps that were not previously identified or that have arisen since last year's process.

The online submittal system will be open from February 1 – May 18 to allow as much time as possible for internal consultation and external input from ANR stakeholders in all program areas. We also expect and strongly encourage you to engage with external stakeholders, including commodity groups, cooperating programs, agency partners, community groups and others to explicitly discuss priority needs for positions.

Comments for positions can be posted through August 7th.

Click here to view entire call and access documents

This 2012 CE Supplemental Call for Positions ( is available to ANR and to the public. Below are displayed all of the positions that were submitted last year and not released/selected for recruitment. To view the list of positions that have already been released, please locate the document at the bottom of this text. The webpage also displays new proposals as people initiate their work. This online database has been created as a searchable tool to encourage collaboration, rather than submitting duplicates of the same proposals. Submissions will be accepted from the following groups:

If you do not hold one of the above titles/roles, we encourage you to communicate with persons that are able to submit positions and work collaboratively with them in these efforts.

During this cycle, the position submission system will be open for both new submissions and for revision and resubmission of earlier proposals that were not selected for recruitment. The online system will give you access to previously submitted positions in the format you submitted them.

Please note that we are only able to provide you with the proposal you submitted last fall, if you uploaded a pdf document, then you will have access to the same type of file during this cycle. If you are planning on editing and re-submitting proposals that were submitted as pdfs, we encourage you to locate your last word version, make the changes and upload it in word. Or, you can download the new template from the system, fill out all required sections and re-submit.

As mentioned, Program Council members have requested additional information for previously submitted position proposals, which must address the justification section found in this year's template. Both revised and new proposals are required to complete the justification section to identify critical issues that the position will address and explain how a proposed ANR position will address those issues.

To begin, please search through the positions that are currently in the queue and contact the submitter if you are interested in collaborating. If you are eligible to submit a new proposal, click "Login Now" and then you can click on "Create New Proposal." You will be re-directed to the Universal Review System (URS) found in your ANR Portal.

If you choose to locate the 2012 submission system directly, you must log into your ANR Portal. Under URS, you will have access to your previous submissions located under "Your Proposals." If you wish to create a new proposal click on "2012 Call for Supplemental Positions" found under "Open Systems."

If you have any questions, you may contact Vanessa Gomez at (510) 987-0377 or

If you submitted a position last year and will not be re-submitting it during this cycle, you may contact Vanessa to have the positions removed.

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indicates that the position proposal has been formally submitted for the 2012 cycle.

Advisor Position Proposals

Position Name Comments Author
001 4- H Youth Development 10 Duncan, Roger
005 4-H Youth Development/Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science Advisor 0 Bali, Khaled
018 Area Farm Management Position with emphasis in Risk and Financial Management (Advisor) 2 Takele, Etaferahu
037 Sustainable Dairy Production Advisor - Sacramento Valley 25 Krueger, William
040 North Bay Food System Advisor 16 Lewis, David
044 Environmental Horticulture Advisor 3 Mueller, Shannon
050 Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor 9 Drill, Sabrina
060 Livestock / Natural Resources Advisor 1 Oneto, Scott
079 Orchard Systems (Sustainable Orchard Systems) 17 Connell, Joseph
093 Range/Livestock/Natural Resource 25 Valachovic, Yana
104 Small Farms / Local Food Systems 5 Connell, Joseph
111 Subtropical Horticulture Advisor 9 Takele, Etaferahu
200 Environmental Horticulture/Community Food Systems Advisor for Merced, Mariposa and Stanislaus 18 Geisel, Pamela
201 Area Viticulture Advisor Tulare and Kings County 15 Sullins, Jim
202 Nutrition, Families, and Consumer Sciences Advisor - Napa, Sonoma, and Marin 6 Lewis, David
203 San Joaquin Valley Cropping Systems/Nutrient Management Farm Advisor 2 Putnam, Daniel
204 Viticulture Farm Advisor – Madera, Merced and Mariposa Counties 23 Battany, Mark
205 Fresno-Madera Livestock Natural Resource 1 Becchetti, Theresa
206 San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz Livestock-Range Advisor 13 Becchetti, Theresa
207 Orchard Systems Advisor - Pomology 2 Borba, John
208 Elkus Ranch Director/Youth Development Advisor 8 Johns, Marilyn
209 Nutrition Family Consumer Science Advisor (Southern Central Coast - San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties) 5 Enfield, Richard
210 Area IPM Advisor Northern San Joaquin Valley 3 Varela, Lucia
211 Area IPM Advisor Sacramento Valley 11 Varela, Lucia
212 CE Advisor, IPM Entomology 5 Varela, Lucia
213 Area IPM Advisor Urban Entomology (Southern California) 4 Varela, Lucia
214 Low Desert Weed Science Farm Advisor 0 DiTomaso, Joseph
215 Youth, Families, and Communities Advisor (Placer/Nevada) 5 Ingram, Roger
216 Area Wildlife-Human Conflicts Advisor, Northern California 7 Varela, Lucia
217 Area Wildlife-Human Conflicts Advisor - Southern California 8 Varela, Lucia
218 Citrus, Olive, and Deciduous Fruit Farm Advisor 7 Mueller, Shannon
219 Viticulture Advisor - Kern County 24 Borba, John
220 Agronomy Advisor - Colusa, Sutter and Yuba Counties 11 Greer, Christopher
221 Area UCCE Dairy Advisor - Tulare and Kern Counties 10 Sullins, Jim
222 Area 4-H Youth Development Advisor 5 Sullins, Jim
223 Regional Weed Science Farm Advisor for Environmental Horticulture 2 DiTomaso, Joseph
224 4-H Youth Development Advisor - Colusa, Sutter and Yuba Counties 4 Greer, Christopher
225 Dairy Advisor Fresno and Madera Counties 4 Mueller, Shannon
226 Natural Habitat Restoration and Education Advisor 5 Mellano, Valerie
227 Viticulture Farm Advisor – Tulare, Kings and Kern Counties 3 Battany, Mark
228 Urban Agriculture Advisor/Food Systems/ County Director—Alameda and Contra Costa Counties 7 Farfan-Ramirez, Lucrecia
229 Ventura/Santa Barbara Livestock/Range/Natural Resources Advisor 39 Barry, Sheila
230 Nutrition, Families, and Consumer Sciences Advisor-Fresno and Madera Counties 7 Wooten Swanson, Patti
231 Viticulture Farm Advisor for Solano, Yolo and Sacramento Counties 13 Doran, Morgan
232 Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Advisor 4 Lile, David
233 Desert Livestock Advisor 0 Bali, Khaled
234 Water Resources Advisor - Colusa, Sutter and Yuba Counties 11 Greer, Christopher
235 Sustainable Orchard Systems Advisor for Almonds and Olives 15 Krueger, William
236 Small Farms/ Organic Production Systems Advisor 22 Doran, Morgan

Specialist Position Proposals

Position Name Comments Author
011 CE Specialist in Air Quality 3 Buchanan, Bob
014 Animal Grazing Systems Specialist 5 MacDonald, James
022 CE Specialist in Bioenergy Systems Engineering 0 MacDonald, James
025 CE Specialist in Irrigation Systems Engineering 8 MacDonald, James
026 Mechanical Systems Engineering Specialist 3 MacDonald, James
027 CE Specialist in Postharvest Systems Engineering 39 MacDonald, James
033 Fruit Pathology Specialist 7 MacDonald, James
034 Cooperative Extension Forest Health Specialist 6 Stewart, William
035 Environmental Toxicology Specialist 0 MacDonald, James
038 Dairy Cattle Health Economist 1 Atwill, Edward
041 CE Specialist in Agriculture, Energy and the Environment 0 Buchanan, Bob
045 CE Specialist in Environmental Justice at the Metropolitan Edge 1 Buchanan, Bob
051 Grain Cropping Systems Specialist 4 MacDonald, James
058 Land Use and Transportation Coordination Specialist 0 MacDonald, James
065 Maternal and Childhood Nutrition Specialist 2 MacDonald, James
073 Nutrient and Waste Management Specialist 6 MacDonald, James
081 Orchard Systems Ecology Specialist 19 MacDonald, James
088 Postharvest Biology and Physiology Specialist 2 MacDonald, James
096 Public Policy Specialist 12 MacDonald, James
106 Small-to-Industry Scale Poultry Management Systems Specialist 28 MacDonald, James
107 Social Network and Media Specialist 2 MacDonald, James
108 Terrestrial Wildlife & Habitat Management & Conservation Specialist 3 MacDonald, James
109 Specialist in Wetlands & Wildlife 1 MacDonald, James
117 Urban Landscape Ecology Specialist 1 MacDonald, James
118 Urban Landscape Entomology Specialist 1 MacDonald, James
122 Vegetable Production Systems Specialist 4 MacDonald, James
135 Wildlife Ecosystem Health Specialist 1 Atwill, Edward
237 Evaluation Specialist 0 Campbell, Dave
238 Rangeland Specialist 4 MacDonald, James
239 Rice Specialist 0 MacDonald, James
240 Dairy Management Specialist 8 MacDonald, James
241 Grape and Wine Economics Specialist 5 MacDonald, James
242 Livestock, Rangeland, Ecosystem Economics Specialist 7 MacDonald, James
243 Metropolitan Agriculture and Food Systems 7 Getz, Christy
244 Air Quality Specialist 4 MacDonald, James
245 Winegrape Viticulture Specialist 20 MacDonald, James
246 CE Specialist in Aquatic Weed Management (100% CE) 1 DiTomaso, Joseph
247 CE Specialist in Vegetable and Horticultural Crop Production 0 DiTomaso, Joseph
248 Youth & Small Holder Sheep Goats & Swine Health & Food Safety Specialist 4 Atwill, Edward
249 Local Food Systems & Direct Marketing Operations Food Safety Specialist 0 Atwill, Edward
250 Apiculture Specialist 56 MacDonald, James
251 Floriculture and Nursery Entomology Specialist 1 MacDonald, James
252 Management of Arthropod Vectors of Plant Disease Specialist 5 MacDonald, James
253 CE Specialist in Veterinary Entomology 0 Atwill, Edward
254 Agricultural Application Engineering CE Specialist 8 Niederholzer, Franz
255 Perennial Crops Nematology Specialist (85% CE/15% AES) 40 Holt, Jodie
256 Orchard Crop Extension Entomologist : 40% OR / 60% CE 10 Holt, Jodie
257 Food Processing and Packaging Specialist 0 MacDonald, James
258 CE Specialist in Vegetable Crop Pathology 3 Holt, Jodie
259 Plant Conservation CE Specialist 4 Holt, Jodie
260 Citrus Horticulture CE Specialist Lindcove Research and Extension Center 8 Grafton-Cardwell, Elizabeth
261 Grain Legume-New Crop Systems Specialist 6 Putnam, Daniel
262 Mosquito Control Specialist 27 Atwill, Edward
263 Cooperative Extension Viticulture Specialist with Winegrape Specialization Based at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo 9 Enfield, Richard
264 CE Specialist in Rangeland Soils 4 Buchanan, Bob
265 CE Specialist in Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation 4 Buchanan, Bob
Forest Products and Woody Biomass Specialist 0 Shelly,, John
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