Vertebrate Pest Management Advisor

Employer
University of California
Location
Napa, California
Salary
See job description
Posted
Nov 18, 2021
Closes
Jan 17, 2022
Discipline
Other
Job Type
Researcher
Organization Type
Academic

Vertebrate Pest Management Advisor Applied Research and Extension

Location Headquarters:  Napa County

Serving Napa, Lake, and Solano Counties, California

PURPOSE:  The Vertebrate Pest Management Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to address high priority needs and problems related to vertebrate pest impacts in annual and perennial crops.

The advisor will be anticipated to work as a generalist with the ability to bring solutions for the broad variety of vertebrate pests impacting crops and production systems.

The Advisor will complement the existing Pest Vertebrate CE Specialist and Wildlife and Human Conflicts Advisor in the ANR network. Accordingly, the advisor will work closely with UC ANR Wildlife and Pest Program Team, UC ANR IPM program, and specific annual and perennial crop work groups and program teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop and deliver relevant program content to have meaningful impacts in local communities and throughout California.

Opportunities abound for extension and research partnerships that link growers and their associations, Pest Control Advisers, and ANR horticulture, pomology, specialty crops, and viticulture academics to help overcome the lack of expertise in vertebrate pest management in agricultural production systems. The advisor 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 throughout California.  The potential for collaborative projects within the UC ANR system is nearly limitless.

EDUCATION:   A minimum of a Master’s degree in in wildlife management, natural resources management, pest management or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. 

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

HOW TO APPLY: If interested in this position, please review further details regarding major duties/responsibilities and qualifications at https://ucanr.edu/about/jobs/. To apply for this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-41).  To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by January 21, 2022; open until filled.

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

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