CE Advisor, Agronomy
Date Posted: January 26, 2018
Closing Date: March 16, 2018
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This position is located in Yreka, California.
The Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for agronomy will conduct a multi-county extension, education and applied research program focusing on all aspects of crop production and cropping systems. The CE advisor will develop and extend information that optimizes crop production and pest management technologies, while maximizing net farm income, conserving natural resources, and safeguarding the environment. The CE advisor also provides leadership in the development of forage cropping systems research in the intermountain sub-region.
Primary crops include alfalfa, small grains, grass hay, irrigated pasture, and specialty crops grown in the region. The general focus of the agronomic work will be on soil fertility and plant nutrition, irrigation management and efficiency, improved varieties, pest management (weeds, insects, and disease) and economics. The focus on weed science will address emerging issues with herbicide evaluation, general weed management, and herbicide resistant crops. Key clientele include forage crop producers, certified pest control and crop advisors, and state and federal agricultural and resource agencies. Field research activities will be conducted primarily on private farms and ranches and the Intermountain Research and Extension Center located in nearby Tulelake, CA.
All UC ANR CE advisors are responsible for performance in the areas of 1) applied research and creative activity, 2) extension of knowledge and information, 3) professional competence and activity, and 4) University and public service.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An minimum of an earned master's degree, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as plant science, agronomy, pest management, crop production, weed science or other closely related field is required by the appointment start date. An understanding of experimental procedures and data analysis is desired. Demonstrated ability in applied agricultural research and extension is preferred. The ability to build partnerships and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address production and environmental challenges is required. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. The CE advisor must possess or obtain a Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate (QAC) or License prior to applying or supervising the application of any pesticide.
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, ANR website: