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Area Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor AP 20-10

County Locations: Colusa County, Glenn County, Shasta County, Tehama County

Date Posted: August 4, 2020
Closing Date: September 25, 2020

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Location Headquarters.  Glenn County, Orland, California

The Area Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor will serve irrigated agriculture producers, agricultural water districts, environmental groups, and water and land resource professionals in both the public and private sectors in the four-county region. The advisor will focus on the efficient use of irrigation water at the farm level through improved irrigation methods, improved irrigation scheduling, and regulated deficit irrigation strategies.

     1. Support assessments of the impacts of irrigated agriculture on the environment and help growers cope with new laws, such as the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) and the Sustainable Groundwater Water Management Act (SGMA2.

  1. Work closely with local Orchard Advisors as the region is dominated by tree crops or any other crops and related issues such as irrigated pasture, field crops, row crops, groundwater recharge, flow measurements, and water diversions.
  2. Work with growers, farming operations, commodity boards, irrigation districts and local natural resources agencies.

This is an exciting opportunity to have meaningful impacts in the communities of Glenn, Tehama, Colusa and Shasta Counties and throughout California.  Opportunities abound for research and extension partnerships that link consumers and resource professionals with relevant science-based information and promote effective problem solving.  You will also join a team of highly motivated UCCE colleagues who are passionate about their work and are dedicated to making a difference within the communities and working landscapes of California. The potential for collaborative projects within the UC ANR system is nearly limitless.

Required Qualifications

Education:  A minimum of a master's degree is required though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as water resources, soils, agronomy, horticulture, agricultural engineering or other closely related fields.

Additional Requirements:

  • Extension experience and demonstrated excellence in the areas of applied research is desired.
  • Coursework and experience in statistical analysis, experimental design, soil fertility, soil physics, water quality, principles of irrigation and agricultural engineering, and geographic information systems are desired.
  • Training and experience in interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and collaboration is preferred.
  • Familiarity with current California water regulations such as ILRP, SGMA, SB-88 and AB-589 is a benefit.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated use of remote methods of conducting outreach are a benefit.

How to Apply

If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #20-10)

Closing Date: 

To assure full consideration, complete application packets must be received by September 25, 2020.