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University of California
Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Posted: 09/24/2018
Area CE Rice Farming Systems Advisor & County Director
Salary: Commensurate with experience

POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) Advisor for rice farming systems will conduct a locally-based extension and applied research program with a broad focus on agronomic, pest management, production, and post-harvest issues impacting rice farming systems in Butte and Glenn counties. The CE advisor will develop and extend information that optimizes rice production and pest management technologies, while maximizing net farm income, conserving natural resources, and safeguarding the environment. Key clientele will include growers, managers, pest control advisors, certified crop advisers, allied industries, commodity groups, environmental groups, and public agencies.


The Rice Farming Systems Advisor will:

Programmatic Competence

· Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the clientele that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives.


· Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.

County Director


· Provide vision, inspire, and motivate others with attitude and actions; set a high standard for excellence; innovate and foster positive change; model and support a good team working environment; and encourage and is open to exploring new ideas and innovative changes, and provide active, ongoing advocacy and support for UC ANR programs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of an earned master's degree, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in plant sciences, agronomy, or pest management, is required by the appointment start date. A demonstrated ability in applied agricultural research and extension. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. Experience managing and evaluating human, financial and technical resources and programs. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with other professionals. Willingness and ability to embrace change as clientele and organizational needs evolve. Experience effectively managing and resolving conflict.

SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding the CE advisor salary scale, please refer to: . In addition, an administrative stipend will be provided in recognition of the administrative responsibilities associated with the county director role.

TO APPLY: For full position vacancy announcement and UC application, please visit our website at For full consideration, application packets should be submitted in their entirety no later than October 22, 2018 to: Please refer to position AP#18.10. For questions regarding this position, please contact LeChé McGill at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.