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Area CE Vegetable Production & Irrigation Advisor

Date Posted: 25-10-2016
Location: Modesto, CA, USA
Contact Person: University of California ANR
Company/Business Name: University of California ANR

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The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for vegetable production and irrigation will conduct a locally-based extension and applied research program with a broad focus on vegetable crops management in Stanislaus County, and a specific emphasis on irrigation water management, specifically low volume irrigation, to address these pressing water problems in the three-county, North San Joaquin Valley region of Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. Critical issues addressed by this position include challenges relating to water availability and water quality preservation, as well as pest management, fertilization practices, food safety and security, and economic competitiveness. The CE vegetable crops advisor will address these critical issues in an integrated approach that balances the needs of California agriculture with those of resource conservation and environmental protection. Key clientele include growers, farm managers, pest control advisers, allied industries, commodity groups, irrigation districts, conservation and environmental groups, public agencies, and consumers.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a master's degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as plant science, agronomy, horticulture, irrigation, soil science or a closely related field. Demonstrated excellence in the areas of applied agricultural research and extension are required. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. Experience in irrigated production of horticultural crops is highly desirable.

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/250093.pdf.

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

1. Cover Letter
2. ANR Academic Application Formó 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. CV or Resume
4. College Level Transcripts: Submit all university-level transcripts as a single PDF file with your application packet.

Application and associated materials will not be returned to the applicant.

A search committee will review all applications, interview candidates, and recommend
individuals most suitable for the position.



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