Viticulture, CE Advisor
University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Davis, CA

Job Address:

2801 Second Street
Davis, CA 95618

Closing Date: May 24, 2019

Position Summary:

The Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor for viticulture will conduct a locally based extension, education and applied research program to address vine growth and development, table grape production, irrigation/water management, vine nutrition, rootstock evaluation, vineyard management systems, automation and mechanization, crop/fruit development, integrated pest and disease management in table grape vineyards including soil pests, post-harvest handling, cultural practices and their impact on fruit quality and yield, and best practices to minimize the environmental effects of production and cultural practices.

This is not an academic career-track appointment and is not eligible for indefinite status. This position is co-funded by the California Table Grape Commission for a period of five years with intent for co-funded renewal.

Required Qualifications:

Programmatic competence

  • A minimum of an earned master’s degree or higher is required prior to the appointment start date, preferably in plant science, viticulture, pomology or closely related disciplines such as water/soil science, plant pathology, entomology and others with experience in plant science. Education, training, or experience in viticulture is highly preferred, and relevant experience in other permanent cropping systems will be considered.
  • The CE advisor must possess or obtain a Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate (QAC) or License prior to applying or supervising the application of any pesticide.
  • Communication
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Collaboration, Teamwork & Flexibility

  • The ability to build partnerships and to work with multidisciplinary teams to address production and complex challenges is required.
  • Willingness and ability to embrace change as clientele and organizational needs evolve.

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