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Area Agronomic Cropping Systems / Weed Science Advis

Date Posted: 23-12-2015
Location: Orland, CA, USA
Contact Person: Pam Tise
Company/Business Name: University of California
Phone: 530-750-1281

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POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for agronomic cropping systems/weed science will conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research program with a focus on plant sciences including the optimization of agronomic cropping systems and weed science in Glenn, Butte and Tehama Counties. Primary crops include forage crops, alfalfa, corn, oilseeds, wheat, dry beans and cotton. The general focus of agronomic work will be on soil science, water quality and irrigation efficiency, plant nutrition and fertilizer efficiency, improved varieties, pest management (weeds, insects and diseases), marketing, and economics. The focus on weed science will address issues in agronomic crops as well as other agricultural crops of local significance including orchard systems (almonds, walnuts, olives and prunes). Key clientele include growers, farm managers, pest control advisers, allied industries, commodity groups, seed companies, irrigation districts, conservation/environmental groups, public agencies, and consumers.

A minimum of a master's degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as plant science, agronomy, crop science, pest management, and crop production with specific emphasis on weed science. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. A demonstrated ability in applied agricultural research and extension is preferred.

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 website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/218495.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 February 22, 2016 to anracademicsearch@ucop.edu. Each application packet must contain a UC Academic application, CV or resume, copies of transcripts and a cover letter. Please refer to AP#15-27.
Salary: Assistant Level


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