AssistantCooperative Extension Specialist–Water & Watershed Sciences
POSITION PURPOSE: The CE specialist in Water and Watershed Sciences will focus on carrying out a collaborative, multifaceted research and outreach program with the goal of improving factors affecting the health of source-water areas and their linkage with downstream water uses statewide, with special attention to the Sierra Nevada-Central Valley watersheds.
In particular, there is an opportunity for the CE specialist to take a leading role in developing science and policy that will accelerate restoration of Sierra Nevada forests for multiple water-related ecosystem services. The CE specialist will develop multi-disciplinary collaborations with other UC and outside researchers to address these needs; and should seek out opportunities to bring land managers, private-sector partners and other stakeholders into these collaborations.
The CE specialist will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded research and extension education program on watershed management; forge strong interactions with local, regional, state and national partners and clientele, as well as with UC colleagues; contribute to core research and extension goals established within ANR; and assist in establishing an innovative multi-disciplinary program in their field of expertise.