Location: This position will be headquartered in the UCCE Merced County office in Merced, CA but will also serve Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.
Closing date: September 26, 2022
Job Description: https://ucanr.edu/About/Jobs/?jobnum=2220
UC ANR is hiring an Agronomy and Weed Management Advisor located at UCCE Merced, in Merced, CA. For more information and how to apply, follow the link: https://ucanr.edu/About/Jobs/?jobnum=2220
The Agronomy and Weed Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to address issues related to sustainably optimizing agronomic cropping systems in Merced, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin Counties.
This position offers the opportunity to address a myriad of issues related to variety evaluation, soil and fertilizer management, irrigation, integrated weed management, pest programs, and crop profitability. Primary crops include irrigated forage and silage crops, cotton, small grains, dry beans, corn, and alfalfa.
A minimum of a Master's degree in plant science, agronomy, pest management, and crop production, or related field is required at the time of appointment. The candidate should have knowledge of weed science, and must possess or obtain a Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate (QAC) or License (QAL) within one year. In addition the candidate should have a passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension.
The beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California website: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/358478.pdf. If 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.
To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by September 26, 2022 – (open until filled).
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