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The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for specialty crops will conduct a locally-based extension and applied research program with a broad focus on problem-solving, applied research and extension educational programming for small, medium, and large scale commercial farmers. This position will provide expertise in all aspects of crop production including soils, irrigation, crop scheduling, nutrition, and integrated pest management with an emphasis on high value specialty crops that promote economic viability in these urban edge counties. The CE advisor will also address critical issues related to the sustainability of agriculture in the San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) such as marketing, agri-tourism, local food networks, ag-urban interface problems, agricultural land conservation, new farmer education, compliance with food safety, labor, pesticide, and water quality regulations.
The CE advisor will also provide technical support in helping craft agricultural land use and other policies that support East Bay Agriculture, and sharing other model agricultural policies proven helpful elsewhere in a balanced and objective manner.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: An understanding of and commitment to UC ANR’s affirmative action goals and commitments is expected of all CE advisors. Compliance with affirmative action policies includes supporting outreach efforts to underserved and underrepresented audiences. UC ANR Affirmative Action policy and information can be found at: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Diversity/Affirmative_Action/
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Collaboration, Teamwork & Flexibility
SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California website: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/293542.pdf .
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following six components of the Application Packet to email@example.com :
Please do not send letters of reference.
The deadline to apply is February 8, 2019.