The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), a statewide program with local delivery, is seeking an academic for the position of a San Mateo/SF County Director and Environmental Horticulture Advisor serving San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties to conduct a multi-county-based extension, education and applied research program to meet the technical information needs of professional clientele in urban forestry and landscape horticulture.
The County Director is responsible for the coordination and overall operation of Cooperative Extension programs in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. Responsibilities includes oversight of effective educational and research programs, direction and leadership of academic and support staff assigned to county Extension programs; maintaining effective communication within the University and county government, securing adequate county Extension budgets, developing and maintaining good working relationship with public and private agencies and with both San Mateo and San Francisco Counties.
The Environmental Horticulture Advisor will provide technical support for professionals in urban forestry, arboriculture, landscape architecture, landscape construction and maintenance, irrigation management and pest management. Organize and serve as speaker at educational programs for clientele, such as seminars, workshops, fields days, tours, meetings, and web conferences. Provide educational support for professional organizations, such as the Bay Area Landscape Supervisor’s Forum. Extend knowledge and information to clientele by way of newsletters and articles in professional journals, ANR publications, and electronic and social media.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a Master's Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines of plant physiology, botany, plant science, environmental horticulture or related discipline.