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Pests, Pesticides & IPM Project Coordinator

Date Posted: 20-07-2016
Location: Davis, CA, USA
Contact Person: Kimberly Ingram
Company/Business Name: UC ANR, Division of Agriculture & Natural Resource
Phone: 916-452-7603

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The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking a Project Coordinator (Academic Coordinator II) to provide scientific and administrative leadership for a CDPR/UC IPM project while maintaining the day-to-day operations of the project. The Project Coordinator will be the central point of communications and budget management for all work, ensuring project deliverables are completed as outlined in the contract. The Academic Coordinator’s clientele will include a wide diversity of California stakeholders. Primary clientele will include the pesticide regulatory community (state, county and federal), key members in urban, agricultural and natural area pest managers, and IPM academics.

This position solely serves the CDPR/UC IPM contract, a 24-month project entitled Pests, Pesticides and IPM: Pest Management to Sustain a Growing World Population. This project is a high level, high profile, statewide agency effort to engage diverse stakeholders to document successes and ongoing concerns about pests, pesticide use, and integrated pest management (IPM) in California while meeting the pest management requirements of an expanding global population. Information generated by targeted interest groups will be used to make specific recommendations to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and UC Statewide IPM Program to establish an improved understanding of current perspectives and concerns about pests and pest management.

This is not an academic career-track appointment. This position is funded for the period August 2016 through July 2018.

All UC ANR Academic Coordinator appointees are responsible for performance in the areas 1) coordination of academic programs, 2) professional competence and activity and 3) University and public service.

Minimum and Required Qualifications:
• A minimum of a master’s degree in a pest management discipline is required, though advanced degrees are encouraged.
• Specialty and/or professional experience must demonstrate capacity or potential to accomplish team-based public policy research and education programs consistent with the values of Cooperative Extension.
• Demonstrated ability to integrate pesticide regulations/regulatory policy and pest management decision support in IPM.
• Demonstrated ability to independently direct and coordinate a complex, high level, statewide project focused on controversial topics.
• Demonstrated success in producing scholarly and technical publications.
• Possess a high level of written and oral communication skills across diverse audiences from scientific to non-technical constituents.
• Possess skills, knowledge and experience in working with diverse groups in person, by conference call, or by video conference.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with the complex pesticide regulatory structures in California.
Preferred and Desired Qualifications:
• Experience working with CDPR or CDFA contracts and contacts.
• Mastery of pesticide policy and the role of IPM in addressing pesticide policy.
• Possess a wide-range, working network across California including pesticide manufactures, regulatory community, commodity organizations, scientific community, farmer, and pest control organizations.
• An understanding of UC ANR contract and financial procedures.
• Ability to quickly identify, organize, and coordinate interest groups around controversial topics surrounding pesticide and pest management issues.
• Possession of Pest Control License or Crop Consultant Certificate.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following four components of the Application Packet to anracademicsearch@ucanr.edu:

1.Cover Letter
2.ANR Academic Application Form— from the ANR website at:
Please 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.Curriculum Vitae or Resume
4.College Level Transcripts: Only electronic transcripts or legible photocopies of original
transcripts will be accepted.

Deadline to apply is August 12, 2016.

Salary: Commensurate with experience


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