Livestock and Natural Resources Area Advisor 22-31

  • University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Davis, CA, USA
  • Apr 06, 2024
Full time Agriculture/Horticulture & Aquaculture Veterinary Medicine & Sciences Extension & Outreach

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Livestock and Natural Resources Area Advisor 22-31

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources


County Locations: Nevada County, Placer County, Sutter County, Yuba County

Date Posted: April 4, 2024
Closing Date: May 28, 2024

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Position Overview

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) offers a unique recruitment opportunity for a UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Livestock and Natural Resources Area Advisor. UC ANR coordinates a statewide network of researchers and educators in partnership with Counties that are dedicated to the development and application of knowledge to address local agricultural, environmental, youth, and health issues. Over 200 UC ANR UCCE academics conduct research, outreach and education from locally based Cooperative Extension offices in over 70 locations. Our mission is to bring the University of California directly to Californians through research, extension, and education programs that support:

  • Sustainable, safe, and nutritious food production and delivery
  • Economic success in a global economy
  • A sustainable, healthy, and productive environment
  • Science literacy and youth development


By working and living among those we serve, UC ANR expands the University of California's reach to engage all people and communities in California, ensuring equal access to the UC system.

Location Headquarters: Placer County, CA

Purpose. The Livestock and Natural Resources Area Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to address issues related to livestock production and marketing.

Applied Research, Extension and Education

The advisor will address high-priority issues related to livestock production and marketing systems, as well as rangeland and natural resource management. Specifically, the advisor will address commercial production, animal health, food safety, meat processing and marketing, water quality, soil quality, and ecosystem health. Species that will be emphasized will be cattle, sheep, goats, and small-scale poultry.

This is an exciting opportunity to do research and provide research-based education on livestock management practices to enhance production efficiency, ranch profitability and the ecosystem services associated with rangeland livestock production. There are numerous opportunities to build partnerships with livestock producers, public resource management agencies (NRCS, California Fish and Wildlife, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and resource conservation districts), nonprofit conservation organizations (such as fire safe councils, local watershed councils, land trusts, and other non-government organizations) and a number of youth groups (4-H, FFA, and Grange).

The advisor joins a team of highly motivated UCCE colleagues who are passionate about their work and are dedicated to making a difference within the communities and throughout California. The potential for collaborative projects within the UC ANR system is nearly limitless.

Counties of Responsibility. This position will be strategically located at the UC ANR Placer County office and provides additional support for Nevada, Sutter and Yuba Counties.

Reporting Relationship: The CE Advisor serves under the administrative guidance of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Placer-Nevada-Plumas-Sierra Director with input from the Sutter-Yuba County Director.
Qualifications and Skills Required
Required Qualifications

Education: A minimum of a Master's degree in in animal science, range management or closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required. Must possess valid California Driver's License to drive a County or University vehicle.
  • This is not a remote position. The candidate must be available to work onsite. In accordance with UC ANR Flexible Work Guidelines flexible work agreements are available upon approval by supervisors and periodic re-evaluation.
  • Be able to develop and integrate all aspects of livestock production to promote sustainability, profitability, food safety, and environmental stewardship.

Desired Experience

  • Course work to be a Certified Rangeland Manager within 5 years of hire. (http://casrm.rangelands.org/HTML/certified.html)
  • Experience in conducting field research in agriculture or natural resources; planning and implementation of broad, large-scale research and extension programs;
  • An understanding of how public policy impacts agricultural management and producer decision-making.
  • Passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension
  • Experience in building partnerships and with multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan projects, manage teams and implement an applied research and outreach program, including setting measurable goals and objectives

Skills Required

To be successful, the CE Advisor requires skills in the following area:

Technical Competence and Impact

The candidate should have a deep understanding of livestock and rangeland management and be able to design and implement a program that leads to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond. There is an expectation that advisors evolve and grow across their career and respond to changes in the industry and by clientele.

Communication

Demonstrated excellence in written, oral, and interpersonal and information technology communication skills. Public speaking to stakeholders is a routine part of this position.

Demonstrated ability to share complex information in a manner tailored to the audience.

Collaboration, Teamwork and Flexibility

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with industry and other stakeholders. Able to adapt as circumstances warranted.

Aware and willing to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Lifelong Learning

Demonstrated commitment to ongoing self-improvement. Ability to shift program focus as times and organizational needs change.

Learn more about Skills and Areas of Programmatic Review (including Professional Competence, University and Public Service and Affirmative Action and DEI) at: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/319460.pdf

About UC ANR

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) consists of a network of scientists and educators working in partnership across California. We are committed to developing and supporting practical, science-based solutions that contribute to healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians. UC ANR administers Statewide Programs and Initiatives (SWP/I's) that focus research and extension on solving priority problems that engage ANR academics and UC faculty in integrated teams to work on complex issues requiring trans-disciplinary approaches; as well as UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), which is responsible for program development and delivery in counties throughout the state.

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Salary & Benefits

Salary: The salary range for this Cooperative Extension Advisor position is Assistant Rank, Step I ($79,500) to Step VI ($100,900). Step placement in the advisor series is based on applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California website: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/358478.pdf. If the successful candidate is currently a UCCE Advisor, the candidate will be offered the position without change to the candidate's current rank, step, salary and/or appointment terms; and if applicable, is eligible to retain indefinite status.

This position is eligible for indefinite status following three successful reviews and subject to terms noted in UC ANR Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 315 https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/118501.pdf

Benefits: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including health insurance, retirement plans, two days per month paid vacation, one day per month paid sick leave, and paid holidays. This position is eligible for sabbatical leave privileges as per the terms of the University policy. For more information, refer to the UC Benefits website at: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply

If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #22-31)

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by

May 28, 2024 - (open until filled)
Questions?

Contact Annese Wriedt email: arwriedt@ucanr.edu

Applicants may wish to explore the UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars web page at https://siss.ucdavis.edu/ as a resource.

University of California Cooperative Extension

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.








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