Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits

Salary: The beginning salary will be in the Assistant CE Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding CE advisor series salary scales, please refer to: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/358478.pdf

Remote Position

no

Position Description

The Viticulture Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and
applied research program to address high priority production issues in wine and table grapes
including pest, disease and water management.
The advisor will support entry-level growers who require an intensive educational effort on
basic viticulture and pest management practices while experienced growers need information on
new technologies to remain competitive. All producers face mounting pressures from increased
regulatory and environmental compliance requirements as well as cost-competitiveness in an
increasingly global marketplace. Secondary responsibilities will include providing support for
cane berries and blue berries, although the major program emphases will be on wine grape
production.

Required Qualifications

A minimum of a Master’s degree in viticulture, crop science, soil science, pest management, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Additional Requirements • Valid driver license. • Live within a commutable distance of the position headquarters during period of appointment. • The CE Advisor must possess or obtain within one year of hire a Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate (QAC) prior to applying pesticides or supervising the application of any pesticide.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired Experience • Experience with vineyard or orchard crops. • Passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension and community development. • Experience in successful Cooperative Extension programming or community development, • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, manage teams and implement a research program, including setting measurable goals and objectives.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Contact Name

Tatiana Avoce (HR)

Contact Email

tavoce@ucanr.edu

Application Instructions

If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-35).

Equal Employer Statement(s)

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.