Organic Materials Management and Agri-Food System Advisor (Santa Clara) AP# 22-02

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UC ANR is hiring an Organic Materials Management and Agri-Food System Advisor located at UCCE Santa Clara in San Jose, CA. For more information and how to apply, follow the link:

The Organic Materials Management and Agri-Food System Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to address issues related to sustainable organic waste management.

The Advisor will improve organic waste management and increase rural and urban agri-food system resiliency through the application and use of recovered organic materials while reducing the impacts of climate change through better organic waste management. Research and extension will address high-priority issues that return nutrients from the organic waste sector back into working landscapes and food system supply chains while improving the resilience and sustainability of Bay Area food and farming systems.

This is an exciting opportunity to do research and provide research-based education to organic waste generators, local policymakers, and end-users. Opportunities abound to build partnerships with regional representatives from cities and counties as well as state agency partners from CalRecycle, CDFA and CalEPA. National and state non-profit organizations collaborators include California Compost Coalition, Association of Compost Producers, and the US Composting Council.

A master's degree in, agricultural, plant, crop, soil, or environmental science, environmental engineering, or a closely related field is required by the appointment date. The Advisor must have knowledge of organic materials management, recovery, processing, and utilization. It is highly desirable for the Advisor to have experience in conducting field research in agriculture; planning and implementation of broad, large-scale research and extension programs. In addition, to the passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension.

The salary range for this Cooperative Extension Advisor position is Assistant Rank, Step I ($71,200) to Step VI ($94,000). Step placement in the advisor series is based on applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California website:

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.

This position is eligible for indefinite status following three successful reviews and subject to terms noted in UC ANR Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 315

To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by May 2, 2023.

Santa Clara
Alma Jackson
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