Postions Announcement - Posted on 4/28/2016
Position Announcement: Livestock and Natural Resources Cooperative Advisor Serving Fresno and Madera Counties
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension Advisor to conduct a locally-based extension, education and applied research program. The focus within the livestock area will be on livestock production and marketing, food safety, herd health and management, forage production, invasive species, and grazing management. Natural resource efforts will address water quality, forage production, grazing systems, soil health and the wide array of issues surrounding provision of ecosystem services on rangelands.
The UC Cooperative Extension Advisor will conduct and report regular comprehensive 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 UC ANR CE’s 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.
A minimum of a master's degree is required, though advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines of animal science, rangeland management or other closely related fields. Ideally the applicant will demonstrate relevant course work, training, and practical experience in both animal science and range management. Incumbent is required to become a Certified Rangeland Manager within five years of date of hire; see http://casrm.rangelands.org/HTML/certified.html.
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’s website: http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=990.
For a full position vacancy announcement and application procedures, please visit our website http://ucanr.edu/jobs. To assure full consideration, application packets should be submitted by June 12, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each application packet must contain a UC Academic application, CV or resume, copies of transcripts and a cover letter. Please refer to AP#14-11.
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