Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Area Cooperative Extension Advisor - Orchard and Vineyard Systems
University or Organization :
University of California, Ag and Natural Resources
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Mar 31, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Cooperative Extension Advisor-Orchard and Vineyard Systems
Keywords separated by commas :
Pomology, Integrated Pest Management, Crops
Location :
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Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Assistant Rank, see salary description
Start Date:
None Stated
SERVING: Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties

POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for orchard and vineyard systems will conduct a locally-based extension, education and applied research program to develop and integrate all aspects of pomology and viticulture production. The primary responsibility for this position will be developing a research and education program to address high priority production and pest management issues for walnuts, wine grapes, cherries and apricots in Stanislaus County. In addition, the CE advisor will respond to apricot clientele inquires and deliver science-based information in San Joaquin County. The CE advisor will develop sustainable agricultural practices to assure the assigned crops remain economically viable and are farmed using environmentally sensitive methods. Key clientele will include commercial farms (both large and small), pest control advisers, allied industries, commodity groups, public agencies, and consumers. The CE advisor will be expected to become a statewide leader in walnut, cherry and apricot production.

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
Conduct and report regular comprehensive needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.
Develop and implement applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems.
Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
Maintain and promote UC ANR CEs credibility and visibility 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 through a variety of outreach methods.
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 the Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scale, please refer to:

Position Category:
Crop Science, Entomology,
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit our website To assure full consideration, application packets should be submitted by March 31, 2017 to PLEASE READ THE FULL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION PACKET.
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Minimum education level :
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a master's degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as such as pomology, production horticulture, plant science or a closely related field. An understanding of agricultural production practices, field research and statistical design is required. The ability to build partnerships and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address production and environmental challenges is required. Competence in contemporary communication methods is desirable. Experience in applied research and extension is highly desirable. Excellent written, public speaking and interpersonal communication skills are required.
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Contact :
Patricia Harrigan
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Application Instructions :
Please read the full vacancy announcement for all details and instructions. You must submit a Cover Letter, CV, UC application and copies of transcripts via email to