UC ANR Seeks Environmental Horticulture Area Advisor

Posted on June 1, 2023
UC ANR Seeks Environmental Horticulture Area Advisor
Position Title
Environmental Horticulture Area Advisor #22-19
Applied Research and Extension
Location Headquarters: Placer County, Auburn, CA


Position Overview: 
The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) offers a unique recruitment opportunity for a UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Environmental Horticulture Area Advisor. The Advisor will develop and extend research and education through a variety of activities that would complement the programmatic contributions of other area advisors.
Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree in environmental horticulture, urban forestry, arboriculture, or a related field is required at the time of appointment.
Additional Requirements
• Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required. Must possess valid California Driver’s License to drive a County or University vehicle.
• 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. 
• This is not a remote position. The candidate must be available to work onsite.
Skills Required
• Deep understanding of horticultural practices and be able to design and implement a program that leads to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond.
• Demonstrated excellence in written, oral, interpersonal, and information technology communication skills. Public speaking and delivering seminars and workshops to stakeholders is a routine part of this position. Spanish language skills are a plus.
• Demonstrated ability to share complex information in a manner tailored to the audience.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with UC colleagues, industry, and other stakeholders.
• Able to adapt as circumstances warranted.
• Aware and willing to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional improvement. Ability to shift program focus as times and organizational needs change.
Desired Experience
• Passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension
• Experience in education and outreach
• Experience working with urban foresters, public and private landscapers, park and recreation staff, ornamental plant producers, and/or other green industry professionals
• Experience in building partnerships and with multidisciplinary teams
• Demonstrated ability to effectively plan projects, manage teams and implement an applied research and extension program, including setting measurable goals and objectives
Salary & Benefits
Salary: The salary range is $71,200 to $94,000. Step placement is based on applicable experience and professional qualifications. Refer to https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/358478.pdf
Benefits: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including health insurance, retirement plans, two days per month paid vacation, one day per month paid sick leave, and paid holidays. Refer to https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/4228379
Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by July 12, 2023 (open until filled)
Contact Tatiana Avoce
email: tavoce@ucanr.edu