We’re Hiring- Orchard Systems Area Advisor based in Tehama County!

UC ANR is hiring for the Orchard Systems Area Advisor Applied Research and Extension position. The position will be headquartered in Tehama County, Red Bluff, CA.

The Orchard Systems Area Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied problem-solving research program for Food producing clientele of Tehama, Butte, Glenn and Shasta counties.

The orchard systems area advisor will serve the major industries of walnut, prune, almond, and olives by taking the lead in horticulture, pest, disease, and irrigation research in the four-county area. These areas pose substantial impacts on orchard systems, which are the highest value commodity in Tehama, Butte, and Glenn Counties, significant in Shasta County, and important statewide. The position’s location offers an ideal area for research that can be practically extrapolated around the state and worldwide. Positive outcomes and tangible impacts will be the metrics of success.

A minimum of a Master’s degree in Pest and Disease Management, horticulture, or other closely related plant-related field is required at the time of appointment. A good understanding of orchard tree growth and production is required. The CE Advisor must possess or obtain a Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate (QAC) or License (QAL) prior to applying or supervising the application of any pesticide.

The beginning salary will be in the Assistant CE Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  For information regarding UCCE advisor series salary scales, please refer to: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/358478.pdf

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

For more information and to apply, see the posting on the UC ANR job board.

For full consideration, application packets must be received by December 9, 2021 (open until filled).

Applicants may wish to explore the UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars web page at https://siss.ucdavis.edu/ as a resource.

Please contact Alma Jackson @ ajackson@ucanr.edu if you should have any questions.

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