Area Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor

University of California
Orland, CA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Recruitment Period

Open August 5th, 2020 through Friday, Sep 25, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Purpose. The Area Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor will serve irrigated agriculture producers, agricultural water districts, environmental groups, and water and land resource professionals in both the public and private sectors in the four-county region. The advisor will focus on the efficient use of irrigation water at the farm level through improved irrigation methods, improved irrigation scheduling, and regulated deficit irrigation strategies.

  1. Support assessments of the impacts of irrigated agriculture on the environment and help growers cope with new laws, such as the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) and the Sustainable Groundwater Water Management Act (SGMA).
  2. Work closely with local Orchard Advisors as the region is dominated by tree crops or any other crops and related issues such as irrigated pasture, field crops, row crops, groundwater recharge, flow measurements, and water diversions.
  3. Work with growers, farming operations, commodity boards, irrigation districts and local natural resources agencies.

    This is an exciting opportunity to have meaningful impacts in the communities of Glenn, Tehama, Colusa and Shasta 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 focusses on irrigation and water resource issues in a four county area. 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 Glenn County Director, with input from the UCCE Tehama, Colusa and Shasta County Directors.

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Job location

Orland, California


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research and Extension Interests - Statement of Research and Extension Interests: Please submit a 2-page Statement of Research and Extension Interests including how your current and/or past research and extension experience could contribute to, or be applicable to, the needs of the local community. Provide examples of potential goals and outcomes from your research and extension activities.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
    Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Please submit a 1-page Statement of Contributions to DEI addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through personal experience, teaching, research, extension, professional activity, and/or service. This should include how you would ensure that all potential clientele have access and benefit from your program.

    Guidelines for writing a DEI Statement can be found at:

  • College Transcripts - College Level Transcripts: Electronic transcripts or legible scanned copies (PDF) of original transcripts will be accepted. Transcripts must identify course work completed, grades earned, degrees conferred and confer dates. Please DO NOT send transcripts that are password protected.

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)