SAN DIEGO COUNTY
University of California
SAN DIEGO COUNTY

Cooperative Extension Advisor - Vegetable Crops

County Location: Kern County

Date Posted: March 12, 2018
Closing Date: April 30, 2018

Job Description: Download

For instructions on application procedures and materials required, please click the above 'Job Description' link.

Complete application packets require an academic application form, the link to which is http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/278846.pdf  and, cover letter, curriculum vitae and all post-secondary education transcripts.

The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for vegetable crops will conduct a locally-based extension and applied research program with a broad focus on vegetable crop management with an emphasis on control of plant diseases in Kern County. This position also addresses on-farm production practices to control contamination of pre-harvest foods.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • develop an applied research program, evaluate programs, and report accomplishments, results, impacts to scientific and lay audiences;
  • evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results and potential or actual impacts;
  • complement UC ANR’s Strategic Vision, and Cooperative Extension’s credibility and visibility.
  • develop collaborative teams with other UC ANR academics, including CE specialists, AES faculty, CE advisors and others, to address priority issues for UC ANR.

Position Requirements:

  • A minimum of a master's degree or other advanced degree earned by the appointment start date in plant pathology, agronomy, plant sciences, horticulture, or a closely related field. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in the areas of applied agricultural research and extension.
  • Possession of a Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate (QAC) or License prior to applying or supervising the application of any pesticide.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Additional Attributes:

The ability to build partnerships and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address production and environmental challenges.

This position is headquartered in Bakersfield, California (Kern County)

SALARY:

Beginning salary will be in the Assistant Cooperative Extension Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/271532.pdf



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