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University of California
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Posted: 09/28/2023
Urban IPM Area Advisor Applied Research and Extension with Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program #22-39

Urban IPM Area Advisor Applied Research and Extension with #22-39

Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program

Location Headquarters:  UCCE Solano County (Fairfield) or Sacramento County (Sacramento), CA

Position Overview

The University of California, Agriculture (UC ANR) is hiring an Urban IPM Area Advisor Applied Research and Extension located at UCCE Capitol Corridor in Sacramento, CA. This position will also serve Yolo and Solano Counties. For more information and how to apply, follow the link: https://ucanr.edu/About/Jobs/?jobnum=2507.  The Urban IPM Area Advisor will develop IPM strategies to effectively manage pests in urban areas while protecting public health and the environment. Key clientele includes public agencies, pest management professionals licensed by either the Structural Pest Control Board or the Department of Pesticide Regulation, and unlicensed members of the general public

This position will primarily address the UC ANR condition change of ‘promoting healthy people and communities’ but will also contribute to ‘developing a qualified workforce’ and ‘promoting economic prosperity.’ The three counties of UCCE Capitol Corridor have a combined population of approximately 2.25 million people, which is more than the total populations of 15 states.

Extension activities will include coordinating with local public agencies, pest management professional groups (such as Pest Control Operators of California and Pesticide Applicators Professional Association), the UC IPM Program, and faculty and CE Specialists at the UC Riverside and UC Berkeley Urban Pest Management Centers to develop, implement and participate in train-the-trainer programs and hands-on workshops for urban pest managers.

Research projects will focus on development of IPM programs to address high priority landscape pests (weeds, plant diseases, insects, vertebrates) or pests in and around structures (insects and commensal rodents).


Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree in a pest management discipline or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Additional Requirements

  • The advisor should have a deep understanding of urban integrated pest management and be able to design and implement a program that leads to positive changes and impact within the urban community and beyond.
  • The successful candidate must also have the ability to work with clientele across a wide range of socio-economic classes and ethnicities is essential.
  • Practical experience or training in structural and landscape pest management is required.
  • The CE Advisor must possess or obtain within one year a Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate (QAC) or License (QAL) prior to applying or supervising the application of any pesticide.
  • Spanish language skills are a plus.
  • This is not a remote position.

Salary & Benefits

Salary: The salary range for this Cooperative Extension Advisor position is Assistant Rank, Step I ($79,500) to Step VI ($100,900).  Step placement in the advisor series is based on 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/358478.pdf.  If the successful candidate is currently a UCCE Advisor, the candidate will be offered the position without change to the candidate’s current rank, step, salary and/or appointment terms; and if applicable, is eligible to retain indefinite status.

This position is eligible for indefinite status following three successful reviews and subject to terms noted in UC ANR Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 315 https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/118501.pdf

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, retirement plans, two days per month paid vacation, one day per month paid sick leave, and paid holidays. Refer to https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply

Visit https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #22-39)

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by November 27, 2023.


Please contact Katie Kilbane at klkilbane@ucanr.edu if you should have any questions.