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Agricultural Best Practices Educator – Ventura, CA, Job ID 64162

County Location: Ventura County

Date Posted: February 1, 2024
Closing Date: Until Filled

The Agricultural Best Practices Educator (Community Education Specialist 2) will focus primarily on developing, conducting and managing an education program to increase the impact of extension programs in Ventura County. The educator will be responsible for the delivery of hands-on training on best practices in irrigation and nutrient management, spray application technology, farm worker safety, and other relevant topics to farm workers in Ventura County. This includes direct program delivery; evaluating program implementation and outcomes; collecting and compiling enrollment, documentation, and evaluation data from participants; and writing reports. Programs will take place in small to medium-sized groups in classroom and field settings on local farms. The CES 2 will coordinate with UC ANR Advisors and academic specialists, and externally with Pest Control Advisers, Certified Crop Advisers, growers and other stakeholders to develop the curriculum and course materials, and maintain subject matter competence. The CES2 will foster and maintain an informal network of partners and will implement special projects that advance the program's objectives. The trainings will be designed to improve water, fertilizer and pesticide use efficiency, to support growers in addressing environmental regulation requirements, and to promote farm worker safety and environmental sustainability. Each training module will provide attendees with a certificate of completion, in an effort to facilitate regulatory requirements by state agencies, such as the State Water Resources Control Board and Department of Pesticide Regulation.

This position is a career appointment that is 100% fixed.

Pay Scale: $21.89/hour to $29.12/hour

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check. This is a designated position requiring a background check and may require fingerprinting due to the nature of the job responsibilities. UC ANR does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time.  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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