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Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor with University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources in Fresno, CA

Type of position Assistant Advisor Rank
Employer University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Location Fresno, CA
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date of competition August 28, 2015
Date position available immediately
Description of duties The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking a Cooperative Extension (CE) area environmental horticulture advisor to conduct an extension, education and applied research program that will provide technical support for sustainable and best management practices to professionals in the turfgrass, ornamental, and environmental horticulture industries, including landscape maintenance, floriculture and nursery production, arboriculture/urban forestry, and golf course/sports turf management.

Research and extension topics include water conservation in landscapes including degraded water reuse and pesticide training to protect water quality. The CE advisor will also provide programmatic support and academic leadership to the UC Master Gardener (MG) Programs in Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings counties and supervise the two MG coordinators overseeing these volunteer programs. The CE advisor will evaluate and assess the impacts of projects and their benefits to local communities.

In addition to environmental horticulture, areas of research may include urban food production, direct marketing, education, and/or policy related to these fields of study.

Qualifications sought
  • A minimum of a master’s degree is required in an appropriate agricultural discipline such as environmental/ornamental horticulture, urban agriculture or a related field of study.
  • Experience working with ornamental production, turfgrass, forestry or landscape maintenance, and/or small scale agriculture production industries would be beneficial.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • A demonstrated ability in applied agricultural research and extension is highly desireable.
  • Supervision experience is desireable.
Application procedure
Submit what To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following four components of the Application Packet to anracademicsearch@ucop.edu:

  1. Cover letter
  2. ANR Academic Application Form from the ANR website at: http://ucanr.edu/academicapplication
  3. CV or Resume
  4. College level transcripts
Submit to http://ucanr.edu/jobs for more information
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