Fruit and Almond Area Advisor (Applied Research and Extension) Fresno AP#22-23
UC ANR is hiring a Fruit and Almond Area Advisor (Applied Research and Extension located at UCCE Fresno in Fresno, CA. This position will serve Fresno and Tulare Counties. For more information and how to apply, follow the link: https://apptrkr.com/4015968. The Area Fruit and Almond Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to address issues related to almonds (Fresno County), fresh stone fruit (apricots, cherries, peaches, plums, and nectarines), prunes, and other non-citrus fresh fruit such as blueberry, kiwi, persimmon, pomegranate in Tulare and Fresno counties. Those areas of extension and applied research include, but are not limited to, high priority production issues, including labor saving approaches, pest and disease, nutrition and irrigation management, to optimize both the environmental and economic sustainability of these cropping systems. Priorities may include fruit harvest mechanization to address labor shortages, canopy size and structure to facilitate harvest efficiency, IPM approaches to pest and disease pressures, and fertilization and irrigation strategies to optimize fruit size and quality.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Master’s degree in horticulture, pomology, plant physiology, ecology, discipline or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. The CE Advisor must have experience in field research and the ability to work with clientele across a wide range of socio-economic classes and ethnicities. The CE Advisor must possess or obtain within one year a Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate (QAC) or License (QAL) prior to applying or supervising the application of any pesticide. It is desirable for the candidate to have a passion or desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension. This is not a remote position.
SALARY: The salary range for this Cooperative Extension Advisor position is Assistant Rank, Step I ($71,200) to Step VI ($94,000). Step placement in the advisor series is based on applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California website: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/358478.pdf. If the successful candidate is currently a UCCE Advisor, the candidate will be offered the position without change to the candidate’s current rank, step, salary and/or appointment terms; and if applicable, is eligible to retain indefinite status.
This position is eligible for indefinite status following three successful reviews and subject to terms noted in UC ANR Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 315 https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/118501.pdf
To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by April 25, 2023. Please contact Alma Jackson at email@example.com if you should have any questions.
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