Livestock and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension Advisor
Date Posted: July 26, 2019
Closing Date: August 28, 2019
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Please, access the required academic application form at this link: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/299594.pdf
This position is located in Sonora, California (Tuolumne County).
This is a similar position to extension agent or educator in another state with some research expectation.
The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for livestock and natural resources will conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research program that will focus on livestock production systems including grazing management, pasture management, nutrition, herd health, animal husbandry, genetic selection, reproduction, and marketing. This position will have a strong animal husbandry focus and will contribute to a more complete and balanced team throughout the region. The natural resource component of this position will focus on developing effective solutions to issues relating to commercial livestock production systems and natural resource issues such as water quality, rangeland health, wildlife habitat, and public lands management.
The CE advisor will facilitate interactions and information exchange among campus based academics, CE advisors and community stakeholders.
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:
- A minimum of an earned master's degree, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as animal science, rangeland management or other closely related fields, is required by the appointment start date. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a masters program must be within 12 months of completing their degree in order to be considered and must provide evidence of degree completion before the negotiated start date.
- Incumbent is required to become a Certified Rangeland Manager within five years of date of hire; see http://casrm.rangelands.org/HTML/certified.html.
- Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required.
Collaboration, Teamwork & Flexibility
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with other professionals
- Willingness and ability to embrace change as clientele and organizational needs evolve.
- Demonstrated relevant course work, training, and practical experience in both animal science and pasture management.
- The ability to build partnerships and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address production and environmental challenges.
- Experience in applied research and extension.
SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding the CE advisor salary scales, please refer to: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/293542.pdf.