Location Headquarters. Glenn County, Orland, California
Purpose. 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.
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.
Counties of Responsibility. This position focusses on irrigation and water resource issues in a four county area. There is opportunity and expectation to work collaboratively across counties.
Reporting Relationship: The CE advisor serves under the administrative guidance of the University of California Cooperative Extension Glenn County Director, with input from the UCCE Tehama, Colusa and Shasta County Directors.
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) consists of a network of scientists and educators working in partnership across the California. We are committed to developing and supporting healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians. UC ANR administers UC Cooperative Extension UCCE), which is responsible for program development and delivery in the counties throughout the state of California.
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HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, applicants must electronically submit the following five components of the Application Packet via UC Recruit by visiting: https://recruit.ucanr.edu
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To submit your application materials, please visit UC Recruit at: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and select “Applicants.” For full consideration, application packets should be submitted in their entirety no later than September 25, 2020.
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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.
To be successful, Advisors require skills in the following:
Technical Competence and Impact
The candidate should understand key concepts to optimize horticultural and agronomic cropping systems and be able to design and implement a program that leads to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond. Perform applied research in both on-farm and experiment station settings.
Demonstrated excellence in written, oral, interpersonal and information technology communication skills.
Collaboration, Teamwork and Flexibility
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with others. Able to adapt as circumstances warrant. Promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Work with campus-based CE specialists, faculty, and CE advisors providing irrigation expertise.
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing self-improvement - both professionally and as a person.
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