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Agricultural Land Acquisitions Academic Coordinator II serving Fresno, Tulare and Merced Counties AP 20-13

County Locations: Fresno County, Merced County, Tulare County

Date Posted: December 4, 2020
Closing Date: January 22, 2021

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Purpose:  The Academic Coordinator will support the mission of the Sustainable Agricultural Land Conservation Program (SALC) alongside the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) by providing local and regional planning agencies, land trusts, non-profits, landowners, and other key stakeholders with input on critical land use issues, strategies, and opportunities. They will actively engage partners and provide technical expertise to support the development of SALC acquisitions and plans, and will enhance the capacity of underserved communities to apply to SALC.

The Academic Coordinator will work in conjunction with SGC-funded technical assistance programs to identify opportunities to leverage existing resources to promote infill development, conserve agricultural land, and practice climate smart agricultural methods. Their work will inform sound land conservation planning and conservation strategy implementation that simultaneously protect productive agricultural land and biodiversity while laying a solid foundation for ecosystem and food management in the future.

Counties of Responsibility. This position is located in Fresno County, with additional responsibilities in Merced and Tulare Counties.  There is an opportunity to work collaboratively across counties.

This is not an academic career-track appointment.  This position is funded for two years with the possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding.  The performance in this position will be evaluated annually.  The merit cycle for this position will be evaluated every two (2) years.

If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #20-13)

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by January 22, 2021 in the UC Recruit system.