Faculty Job in Academic & University CE Crop Production and Entomology Advisor

Location: Blythe, CA (Riverside County)

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 ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives http://ucanr.edu/sites/StrategicInitiatives/Healthy_Families_-_Communities/
  • Conduct 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 Extension’s 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.

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.

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: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/250093.pdf

For a full position vacancy announcement and application
procedures, please visit our website http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/. To
assure full consideration, application packets should be submitted by March 24, 2017 to anracademicsearch@ucanr.edu

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