Area Livestock & Natural Resource Advisor
May 02, 2016 11:30 AM
Jun 12, 2016 11:30 AM
|Where||Fresno & Madera Counties|
|Contact Name||Karen Ellsworth|
|Contact Phone||(530) 750-1284|
The University of California’s division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is an engine for problem solving. Serving as the bridge between local issues and the power of UC research, our more than 300 campus-based specialists and county-based advisors work as teams to bring practical, unbiased, science-based answers to Californians.
We seek an academic, career-track Cooperative Extension Advisor to conduct locally-based extension, education and applied research program. The focus within the livestock area will be on livestock production and marketing, food safety, herd health and management, forage production, invasive species, and grazing management. Natural resource efforts will address water quality, forage production, grazing systems, soil health and the wide array of issues surrounding provision of ecosystem services on rangelands.
- Conduct and report regular comprehensive needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.
- Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
- Develop and implement applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems.
- Maintain and promote UC ANR CE’s credibility and visibility by participating in professional organizations and collaborating with government agencies, commodity groups, allied industry groups, policy makers and other organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership.
- Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences through a variety of outreach methods.
- Develop collaborative teams with other UC ANR academics, including CE specialists, AES faculty, CE advisors and/or others, to address priority issues for UC ANR.
A minimum of a master's degree is required, though advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines of animal science, rangeland management or other closely related fields. Ideally the applicant will demonstrate relevant course work, training, and practical experience in both animal science and range management. Incumbent is required to become a Certified Rangeland Manager within five years of date of hire. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. Research and extension experience is highly desirable.
Submit cover letter, application form, curriculum vitae and university transcripts [email protected] by Friday, June 24, 2016.
To review full position vacancy http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=990 or contact Karen Ellsworth at [email protected], (530) 750-1284 and refer to position listing AP#14-11.
UC ANR is an AA/EEO employer.