» Jobs » Small Farms Cooperative Extension Advisors (2 Positions Available) with University of California

Small Farms Cooperative Extension Advisors (2 Positions Available) with University of California

Type of position This position is funded for a one-year term and is not an academic career-track appointment. Based upon funding availability and satisfactory performance as evaluated by UC ANR, the term appointment may be renewed. The merit cycle for this position will be evaluated every two years, and/or dependent on rank and step.
Employer University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Description of Employer The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) consists of a network of scientists and educators working in partnership across the California. We are committed to developing and supporting healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians. UC ANR administers UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), which is responsible for program development and delivery in the counties throughout the state of California.

Learn more about
• UC ANR at https://UCANR.edu
• UC ANR in Counties
Stanislaus http://cestanislaus.ucanr.edu/
San Luis Obispo http://cesanluisobispo.ucanr.edu/ and Santa Barbara http://cesantabarbara.ucanr.edu/
Riverside http://ceriverside.ucanr.edu/ and San Bernardino http://cesanbernardino.ucanr.edu/
• Our Strategic Initiatives http://ucanr.edu/sites/StrategicInitiatives/
• Our Public Value statements at https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/2016-2020_Strategic_Plan/Goal_5__Prioritize_programs_and_services/Public_values_statement/
• Affirmative Action: Further to the above, advisors are expected to share and exhibit UC ANR’s commitment to affirmative action. Learn more of UC ANR Affirmative Action policy: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Diversity/Affirmative_Action/

Location Stanislaus County, San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties or Riverside/San Bernardino Counties
Description of Location One position will be based at the Stanislaus County Office (95358), serving San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced Counties.
One position will be based at either the San Luis Obispo (93401), Santa Maria, San Bernardino (92436), or Riverside County (92557) Office, serving San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties or Riverside/San Bernardino Counties.
Salary Commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.
Benefits The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including vacation, sick leave, and approximately thirteen paid holidays per year.
For more information, refer to the UC Benefits website at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/.
Closing date of competition 5/24/2021
Date position available ASAP
Description of duties Purpose. The CE Small Farms Advisor will develop and conduct research and extension programs providing outreach, training, technical assistance, and research-based support for production and marketing of small-acreage specialty crops in the assigned counties, with a focus on supporting socially disadvantaged farmers and small-scale, diversified farms. Please view the full PVA at:  https://ucanr.edu/About/Jobs/

Reporting Relationship: The CE Advisor serves under the administrative guidance of the University of the California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) County Director based in their assigned home county and will work closely with the Small Farms Network to accomplish collaborative goals.

Qualifications sought Education:   A minimum of a Master’s degree in plant or crop science, plant physiology, plant pathology, entomology, soil science, agricultural economics, agronomy, horticulture, or a related discipline in the agricultural sciences is required at the time of appointment.  Relevant experience in vegetable, berry, and/or subtropical crops or diversified farming systems and a demonstrated understanding of soil science, irrigation and nutrient and pest management is required.
Contact for additional information Alma Jackson ajackson@ucanr.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what Cover Letter, resume; application; transcripts; etc
Submit to If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-09)
Contact Tatiana Avoce with any questions regarding the position; email: tavoce@ucanr.edu.
Applicants requiring a work visa may wish to explore the UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars web page at https://siss.ucdavis.edu/ as a resource.
This entry was posted in Jobs.

Comments are closed.