Job Summary

Official Job Title :
CE Crop Production and Entomology Advisor
University or Organization :
University of California, Ag and Natural Resources
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Application Deadline :
Mar 24, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Cooperative Extension Crop Production and Entomology Advisor
Keywords separated by commas :
Crop Production, Entomology
Location :
Blythe, California
Area, Department or Unit :
Ag and Natural Resources
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Starting salary in the Assistant Rank
Start Date:
Apr 15, 2017
POSITION PURPOSE: The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking a Cooperative Extension (CE) Crop Production and Entomology advisor to conduct an extension, education and applied research program with emphasis on development and delivery of a pest management program for field, row and vegetable crops and the development of new crops for diversification and risk management. This position will continue to work in pest management and IPM in the Palo Verde Valley field crops (alfalfa and cotton), as well as in row and vegetable crops and support diversification via development and improvement of new crops in vegetable and tree crops. The farm advisor is also expected to work in research and education in water management, issues and policies. Key clientele will include UCCE advisors, growers, managers, consultants, pest control advisors, and allied industry personnel. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 ANRs Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives and report regular needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.Develop and implement applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems. Maintain and promote Cooperative Extensions credibility by participating in professional organizations and collaborating with government agencies, commodity groups, allied industry groups, policy makers and other organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership. Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences. Develop collaborative teams with other UC ANR academics, including CE specialists, AES faculty, CE Advisors and/or others, to address priority issues for UC ANR. 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, ANR website:
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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a master's degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in plant sciences such as entomology, plant pathology, integrated pest management or a closely related field. Leadership skills in coordinating widely dispersed projects in field, row and vegetable crops is required. The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, is required. The position requires a qualified pesticide applicators certificate or license from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation to be obtained within 4 months of employment.
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Contact :
Soo Hsieh
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Application Instructions :
For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit our website To assure full consideration, application packets should be submitted by March 24, 2017 to Please do not use an apply now button if available from the advertising website. 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.