Job Openings

Viticulture Advisor Applied Research and Extension

University of California - Agriculture and Natural Resources

Location: Serving the Northern San Joaquin Valley of California - San Joaquin County, CA
Application Deadline: 2022-01-28

Viticulture Advisor - Applied Research and Extension

Serving the Northern San Joaquin Valley of California

Position Overview

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking the following UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Advisor.


Location Headquarters. San Joaquin County, CA


Purpose. The Viticulture Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to address high priority production issues in wine and table grapes including pest, disease and water management.


The advisor will support entry-level growers who require an intensive educational effort on basic viticulture and pest management practices while experienced growers need information on new technologies to remain competitive. All producers face mounting pressures from increased regulatory and environmental compliance requirements as well as cost-competitiveness in an increasingly global marketplace. Secondary responsibilities will include providing support for cane berries and blue berries, although the major program emphases will be on wine grape production.

Qualifications and Skills Required

Required Qualifications

Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree in viticulture, crop science, soil science, pest management, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.


Additional Requirements

  • Valid driver license.
  • Live within a commutable distance of the position headquarters during period of appointment.
  • The CE Advisor must possess or obtain within one year of hire a Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate (QAC) prior to applying pesticides or supervising the application of any pesticide.

Desired Experience

  • Experience with vineyard or orchard crops.
  • Passion and desire to pursue a career in Cooperative Extension and community development.
  • Experience in successful Cooperative Extension programming or community development,
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, manage teams and implement a research program, including setting measurable goals and objectives.


Salary & Benefits

Salary: The 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:


This position is eligible for indefinite status following three successful reviews and subject to terms noted in UC ANR Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 315

How to Apply

If interested in this position, please visit: and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-35)


Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by

January 28, 2022 – (open until filled)


Contact Tatiana Avoce (HR) email: