University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources
June 14, 2018
Fresno , California
Commensurate with experience
Higher Education Institution
POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for dairy will conduct a locally-based extension, education and applied research program focused on Dairy Science. The CE advisor will provide programs across a spectrum of industry issues as they relate to dairy production systems in Fresno and Madera Counties and will address production issues and sustainability in an integrated approach that considers economic viability and conservation of natural resources including land use, air, water, and energy. The CE advisor will work collaboratively with UC ANR academics to address critical issues include reproduction; herd health and related human health issues linked to food safety; nutrition, including feedstuff quality and availability; animal welfare; water quality linked to the use of manure and lagoon water on cropland; air quality impacts linked to the storage and preparation of dairy feeds; and the future implications of animal health emergencies such as foot-and-mouth disease.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the clientele that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives http://ucanr.edu/sites/StrategicInitiatives/.
Conduct and report regular comprehensive needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.
Conduct applied research designed to solve locally relevant problems and monitor changes.
Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
Maintain and promote UC ANR CE’s credibility and visibility by participating in professional organizations and collaborating with government agencies, commodity groups, allied industry groups, policy makers and other organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership.
Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences through a variety of outreach methods.
Develop collaborative teams with other UC ANR colleagues, including CE specialists, AES faculty, CE advisors and/or others, to address priority issues for UC ANR.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An earned master's degree, or other advanced degrees, in disciplines such as Dairy or Animal Science or a closely related field, is required by the appointment start date. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability in applied animal science research and extension experience is preferred. Skills to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish are desirable.
Additional Salary Information: SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding the Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scale, please refer to: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/271532.pdf.
Internal Number: AP#14.08
About University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources
The University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) is the bridge between local issues and the power of UC Research. ANR's advisors, specialists and faculty bring practical, science-based answers to Californians. ANR works hand in hand with industry to enhance agricultural markets, help the balance of trade, address environmental concerns, protect plant health, and provide farmers with scientifically tested production techniques and Californians with increased food safety: 200 locally based Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists; 57 local offices throughout California; 130 campus-based Cooperative Extension specialists; 9 Research and Extension Centers; 6 statewide programs; 700 academic researchers in 40 departments at 3 colleges and 1 professional school (UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources, UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine & UC Riverside College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences).