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.
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.
Duration. 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.
Benefits: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including vacation, sick leave, and approximately thirteen paid holidays per year.
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.
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.
Additional Salary Information: The beginning salary will be in the Assistant CE Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding CE Advisor series salary scales, please refer to: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/307368.pdf.
Internal Number: AP#21-09
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