University of California Cooperative Extension Sutter-Yuba Office,
Yuba City, Yuba County, California
Purpose. The Forestry
& Natural Resources Advisor will implement an extension
education and applied problem-solving research program in
sustainable forest management on both private and public lands for
Yuba, Butte and Nevada Counties.
The Advisor will provide expertise and leadership in Western
Sierra forest sustainability and resilience which are at
considerable risk from urbanization, wildfire, insects and disease.
The work will address barriers to active forest management and
topics such as range-wide forest fuel accumulation that has caused
a growing high-priority issue of high-severity wildfire. These
issues threaten forests, habitat, watershed stability, water
quality and quantity, as well as community wildfire resilience.
Continued drought and apparent rapid climate change will lead to
greater insect and disease issues with the potential for widespread
The Advisor will provide leadership, information transfer, and
technical help to address increasing needs around recent fire
events in the service area. The advisor will operate as part of a
team of Forestry and Natural Resource Advisors located throughout
the state (e.g., Redding, Quincy, Eureka, Ukiah and South Lake
Tahoe, serving Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity; Plumas, Sierra; Humboldt,
Del Norte, Mendocino, Lake; and El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and
This is an exciting opportunity to have meaningful impacts in
the communities in the target counties and throughout California.
Opportunities abound for research and extension partnerships
that link consumers and resource professionals with relevant
science-based information and promote effective problem
solving. You will also join a team of highly motivated UCCE
colleagues who are passionate about their work and are dedicated to
making a difference within the communities and working landscapes
of California. The potential for collaborative projects within the
UC ANR system is nearly limitless.
Counties of Responsibility.
This position focuses on the Western Sierra counties of Yuba, Butte
and Nevada. There is opportunity and expectation to work
collaboratively across counties.
Reporting Relationship: The CE advisor serves
under the administrative guidance of the University of California
Cooperative Extension Yuba-Sutter County Director.
Qualifications and Skills Required Required
Education: A minimum of a Master's degree or
Ph.D. in Forestry, Fire Ecology, or other Natural Resources field
is required at time of appointment.
- A California license as a Registered Professional Forester is
required. (The Advisor would have a grace period of 5 years after
hire to achieve this certification).
- Extension experience and demonstrated excellence in the areas
of applied research is desired.
- Coursework and experience in forestry, fire ecology, and
natural resource management.
- Training and experience in interdisciplinary and
multi-disciplinary research and collaboration is preferred.
- Familiarity with California’s natural resources will be
- Knowledge and demonstrated use of remote methods of conducting
outreach and delivery are a benefit.
To be successful, Advisors require skills in the following:
Technical Competence and Impact
The candidate should understand key concepts to optimize
engagement and development 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.
Collaboration, Teamwork and Flexibility
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member
with others. Able to adapt as circumstances warrant. Promote
diversity, equity and inclusion. Work with campus-based CE
specialists, faculty, and CE advisors providing irrigation
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing self-improvement - both
professionally and as a person.
Learn more about Skills and Areas of Programmatic
About UC ANR
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and
Natural Resources (UC ANR) consists of a network of scientists and
educators working in partnership across the California. We are
committed to developing and supporting healthy food systems,
healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy
Californians. UC ANR administers UC Cooperative Extension UCCE),
which is responsible for program development and delivery in the
counties throughout the state of California.
Learn more about
Salary & Benefits
Salary: The beginning salary will be in the
Assistant CE Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable
experience and professional qualifications. For information
regarding CE advisor series salary scales, please refer to:
Benefits: The University of California offers
comprehensive benefits including vacation, sick leave, and
approximately thirteen paid holidays per year. This position is
eligible for sabbatical leave privileges as per the terms of
University policy and is eligible for indefinite status.
For more information, refer to the UC Benefits website at:
How to Apply
If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and
choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-18).
To assure full consideration, complete application packets must
be received by September 30, 2021; open until
Contact Tatiana Avoce; email: tavoce @ucanr.edu
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International Students and Scholars web page at https://siss.ucdavis.edu/ as a
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