The Water Quality and Management Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor will address multiple water and water-related issues including: storm water management, runoff and pollution such as Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) in impacted waterways; issues related to recycled water use such as effects on landscapes and agriculture and possible pollutants such as pharmaceuticals, and policy issues such as water-rights in San Diego County. Primary emphasis will be on agricultural water quality, water policy and managing agriculture/urban interface issues, and the environment. The County Director is responsible for the coordination and overall operation of Cooperative Extension programs in San Diego County. Responsibilities include leadership and oversight of all CE research and extension programs including effective management and supervision of all staff and academic personnel including oversight, evaluation (annual evaluations, merit and promotions), mentoring, coaching and discipline. Additionally, they will be responsible for maintaining effective communication with the University and San Diego County government, the San Diego County CE budget, developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with public and private agencies including San Diego County. All UC ANR CE advisors are responsible for performance in the areas of 1) applied research and creative activity, 2) extension of knowledge and information, 3) professional competence and activity and 4) University and public service. An understanding of and commitment to UC ANR’s affirmative action goals and commitments is expected of all CE advisors. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
A minimum of a master's degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines such as Water Resources, Environmental Science, Agricultural Science or other closely related discipline with an emphasis on agricultural water quality, water policy and managing agriculture/urban interface issues, and/or environment issues. Experience and demonstrated excellence in applied research and extension is preferred. The ability to build partnerships and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address complex challenges is required. Experience managing and evaluating human, financial and technical resources and programs, is highly desirable. Experience effectively managing and resolving conflict is highly desirable. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required.
Additional Salary Information: Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank or Associate Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding the CE advisor salary scales, please refer to: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/250093.pdf
About University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), is the statewide division of the University of California that administers Cooperative Extension, which is responsible for local program development and delivery throughout the state of California. University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is a network of colleagues with a focus on research, education pr...ograms, and outreach to resolve local challenges in communities where they live and work. UC ANR is the bridge between local issues and the power of UC Research. UC ANR's CE advisors, CE specialists and Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty develop and deliver practical, science-based solutions that contribute to healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians.