University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Seeks Entomology Advisor

Posted on March 9, 2023
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Seeks Entomology Advisor
Position Title:
Entomology Advisor
Position Summary

UC ANR is hiring an Urban IPM Area Advisor Applied Research and Extension located at Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, CA. This position will serve Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings Counties. For more information and how to apply, follow the link: The Area IPM Entomology Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to address pest management issues facing agriculture. Research and extension will address high-priority issues related to ecologically and economically sound integrated pest management programs. Emphasis will be on interdisciplinary projects that affect perennial nut and fruit crops, such as, pistachio, almond, walnut, stonefruits, and grapes.


A minimum of a Master's degree in entomology, pest management discipline or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. The advisor must have a broad understanding of IPM principles, including knowledge of crop production, cultural and biological controls, and pesticide use. Having the ability to work with clientele across a wide range of socio-economic classes and ethnicities is essential. 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 the ability to identify insects at the family level and be familiar with their life history. This is not a remote position.


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: 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


To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by April 10, 2023. Please contact Alma Jackson at if you should have any questions.

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