University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources seeks Viticulture Advisor

Posted on January 7, 2022
University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources seeks Viticulture Advisor
Position Title                                                                                                                         

506017_1638916501465_UCANRHZ2019colorViticulture Advisor 

Serving Northern San Joaquin Valley of California

Position Summary
The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking the following UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Advisor.
The Viticulture Advisor--Serving the Northern San Joaquin Valley of California--will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to address high priority production issues in wine and table grapes including pest, disease and water management.
The advisor will support entry-level growers who require an intensive educational effort on basic viticulture and pest management practices while experienced growers need information on new technologies to remain competitive. All producers face mounting pressures from increased regulatory and environmental compliance requirements as well as cost-competitiveness in an increasingly global marketplace. Secondary responsibilities will include providing support for cane berries and blue berries, although the major program emphases will be on wine grape production.
A minimum of a Master’s degree in viticulture, crop science, soil science, pest management, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.
Additional Requirements
• Valid driver license.
• Live within a commutable distance of the position headquarters during period of appointment.
• The CE Advisor must possess or obtain within one year of hire a Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate (QAC) prior to applying pesticides or supervising the application of any pesticide.
Desired Experience
• Experience with vineyard or orchard crops.
• Passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension and community development.
• Experience in successful Cooperative Extension programming or community development,
• Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, manage teams and implement a research program, including setting measurable goals and objectives.
If interested in this position, please visit: and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-35).
Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be
received by January 28, 2022– (open until filled)

Questions? Contact Tatiana Avoce (HR) email:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.