Human-Wildlife Conflict CE Advisor

County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County

Date Posted: September 13, 2019
Closing Date: November 1, 2019

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This position is located in Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, CA.

The Human-Wildlife Conflict CE Advisor will serve as an expert on wildlife species that impact human activities in Northern California, with emphasis in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and Sonoma counties) where urban and rural communities and landscapes overlap. This CE Advisor will be at the nexus of livestock operators, land managers, scientists, wildlife advocates, and the public, and will help facilitate productive understanding between groups sometimes at odds regarding wildlife management. This applied context is a specialized field combining wildlife biology, management, and conservation; environmental studies; rangeland science; and coupled socio-ecological systems. This program will draw from social, political, and ecological knowledge to develop best management practices, as well as inform relevant public policy and legislation, specific to carnivores (e.g. mountain lions, coyotes, wolves, etc.) and other vertebrates (e.g. ground squirrels). The CE Advisor will be expected to be knowledgeable on a broad range of issues with a focus on predator, ungulate, and rodent conflicts.

Key to the position is the development of extension outreach methodologies that lead to adoption of practices that reduce the risks from vertebrate pests and pest management practices to natural resource managers, ranchers, our food supply, community, and the environment.

ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS: 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.

This co-funded position is not eligible for indefinite status and ends on June 30, 2022. Continuation beyond the initial three-year term is contingent upon agreement by both UC ANR and San Mateo County, with review of need and available funding taking place before the term end date.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Required Qualifications:

Programmatic competence

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in wildlife management, natural resources management, or a closely related field, with an emphasis on wildlife management of vertebrate species is required at the time of appointment.

Communication

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

Collaboration, Teamwork & Flexibility

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with other professionals

Desired Qualifications:

  • Field experience and/or course work in carnivore/rodent/ungulate/ avian management, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and/or wildlife conservation.
  • Experience conducting educational and outreach activities among diverse stakeholders with a wide variety of goals and perspectives

SALARY:  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:  https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/307368.pdf.

To submit your application materials, please visit UC Recruit at: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and select “Applicants”. For full consideration, application packets should be submitted in their entirety no later than November 1, 2019.