University of California

Pesticide Safety Educator - IPM (Davis, CA)

County Locations: Sacramento County, Sutter County, Yolo County, Yuba County
Location: UC ANR - Davis

Date Posted: September 21, 2017
Closing Date: October 27, 2017

This position is being advertised as either a Community Education Specialist (CES) 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the hired applicant. 

If the applicant is hired as a CES 2, duties will be focused on planning and delivery of educational materials and training programs. More of their duties will be direct education and there will be less development of materials and programs for the first year of the job. If the applicant is hired as a CES 3, duties would include research, development, and delivery of educational materials and training programs, as well as program planning and development. After one year of successful performance as a CES 2, the individual will be eligible to be reclassified up to a CES 3. 

The Pesticide Safety Educator works under the direction of the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Coordinator. This position coordinates with UC ANR advisors and specialists, government agencies, professional organizations, and others to plan, develop and deliver local pesticide safety educational programs for fieldworkers, pesticide handlers, pesticide applicators, and other trainers of these clientele. This position supports development and delivery of programs that provide objective information about pesticide use and safety in order to reduce pesticide risks to human health and the environment. The Educator participates in program planning and supports the efforts of the PSEP Coordinator to identify priorities, engage cooperators and disseminate resources to achieve program goals. In addition, the Educator develops or assists in the development and delivery of outreach materials and training programs and also conducts systematic review of program materials to assure that they are up-to-date and meeting clientele needs. 

This position includes communication to clients in Spanish through translation, presentation, and one-on-one communications. 

This position will end on 6/30/2018. Extension beyond this date is contingent on securing new grant funds. 

This position promotes, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

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