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Community Education Specialist 3, Fresno-Tulare, CA, Job# 2866

County Locations: Fresno County, Tulare County

Date Posted: November 8, 2019
Closing Date: November 30, 2019

The Soil Health and Climate Smart Agriculture Community Education Specialist 3 (CES 3) will work under the direction of the Small Farms and Specialty Crops Advisor in Fresno and Tulare Counties to facilitate adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture practices on small-scale, limited-resource farms. The CES 3 will assist farmers with implementation of practices such as compost and cover crop management, planting of hedgerows and windbreaks, improved irrigation and fertilizer management, and improved energy efficiency. Coordination of technical assistance will include education, outreach, application assistance, and project management for farmers receiving funding from the Climate Smart Agriculture incentive programs administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI). The CES 3 will assist with project and grant management including budget management, project recordkeeping and evaluation, and required reporting.

The Small Farms and Specialty Crops extension program in Fresno and Tulare Counties serves a diverse clientele of small-scale farmers. The CES 3 will work with the Small Farms and Specialty Crops Advisor and bilingual program staff to develop and coordinate educational events and materials related to Climate Smart Agriculture with relevance to farmers whose primary language is Spanish, Hmong, or other Southeast Asian languages. The CES 3 will also communicate with partner organizations serving a similar grower clientele and participate in discussions of policies related to diversified small-scale farms, Climate Smart Agriculture practices, and state-funded programs.

This position is a career appointment that is 100%, that ends one year from date of hire with the possibility of extension.

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with other responsibilities of the position, the affirmative action goals established by the Division. 

To apply, go to: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucanr/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=17&JobOpeningId=2866&PostingSeq=1