Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Area CE Forestry Advisor and County Director
University or Organization :
University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
State or Territory :
California
Application Deadline :
Aug 25, 2017
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Area CE Forestry Advisor and County Director
Keywords separated by commas :
Location :
Ukiah, California
Area, Department or Unit :
University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Commensurate with experience
Start Date:
None Stated
Description:
The Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for forestry will conduct a locally based extension, education and applied research program to address high priority issues in both coniferous and hardwood forests with a focus on sustainability by promoting the fundamental criteria of economic stability, environmental stewardship and social equity. Important issues to be addressed include forest management, economics, restoration, watershed and landscape sciences, and fire and fuels management. Additionally, the County Director is responsible for the coordination and overall operation of Cooperative Extension programs in Mendocino and Lake Counties. Responsibilities include leadership and oversight of all CE extension and research programs including effective management and supervision of all staff and academic personnel including oversight, evaluation (annual evaluations, merit and promotions), mentoring, coaching and discipline. Additionally, they will be responsible for maintaining effective collaboration and communication between the University of California and the administration of Mendocino and Lake Counties. Maintaining and enhancing Mendocino and Lake County CE budgets, serving as an advocate for CE and its programs; and developing and maintaining good working relationships with public and private agencies including Mendocino and Lake Counties is paramount to the success of the CD role. All UC ANR CE advisors are responsible for performance in the areas of 1) applied research and creative activity, 2) extension of knowledge and information, 3) professional competence and activity and 4) University and public service.
Position Category:
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
All UC ANR CE advisors develop and implement applied research programs to provide science-based information addressing complex issues. The CE advisor will provide essential leadership to address critical issues facing forests, forest management, and natural resources in Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties. The focus of the applied research program will be based on a needs assessment and may include partnerships with a variety of campus and county-based colleagues to look at issues related to sustainability, wildlife and fisheries management, climate change, drought, pest outbreaks, wildland fires and fuels management, forest restoration, and changes in forest community demographics. County and community partners rely on UC ANR CE advisors as a critical resource for providing research-based information across a variety of disciplines. CE advisors disseminate appropriate, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant up to Associate Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/263860.pdf. In addition, an administrative stipend will be provided in recognition of the administrative responsibilities associated with the county director role.
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
An earned master's degree, or other advanced degrees, in forest ecology, silviculture, watershed sciences, resource management or other closely related field with a sound understanding of applied forest management is required by the appointment date.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Other Requirements:
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. Applied research and extension experience is preferred. A general familiarity with California forest conditions as they relate to its many ecological variables is preferred. The ability to build partnerships and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address complex issues is required. Experience managing and evaluating human, financial and technical resources and programs, is highly desirable. Experience effectively managing and resolving conflict is highly desirable. Incumbent is required to become a California Registered Professional Forester within six years of date of hire; see http://www.bof.fire.ca.gov/professional_foresters_registration/.

LINKS

Application URL:
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Kim Ingram
Phone Number with Area Code :
5307501282
Application Instructions :
To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following four components of the Application Packet to ANRacademicsearch@ucanr.edu:1.Cover Letter2. ANR Academic Application Form from the ANR website at: http://ucanr.edu/academicapplicationPlease include a list of potential references. If you are selected for an interview, the search committee will contact the references you listed on the UC ANR application form (a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) names, current addresses, phone numbers and email addresses). Please do not send letters of reference.3.CV or Resume4.College Level Transcripts: Electronic transcripts or legible scanned copies (PDF) of original transcripts will be accepted. Transcripts must identify course work completed, grades earned, degrees conferred and confer dates.