vacant position with UC SAREP

We have a vacancy for a person to coordinate our BIFS program and do related
farming systems work. Note the quick turnaround time (final filing date
April 25, 1997).  Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested &
eligible.  Thanks,

Jill Auburn
Associate Director

VL# 0560-EXTERNAL-BFIS Coordinator & Farming Systems Analyst (Staff Research
III)/$2775-$4158.33 Mo./FFD 4/25/97 

This position is located in DANR: Sustainable Agriculture Research and
Education Program and is in a unit with an exclusive
bargaining representative. 
Responsibilities: Provide program support to ensure the success of
SAREP-funded projects in the Biologically Integrated
Farming Systems (BIFS) grants program through the following means: provide
natural and social science technical support to
the management teams; oversee the reporting process; assist in communicating
recommendations of SAREP director and
BIFS advisory board to management teams; assist director in documenting and
evaluating the BIFS program; provide
program information and technical support to BIFS proposal applicants;
assist the director in development of BIFS Request
for Proposals and in communicating the status of funded projects to the
advisory board; develop and extend practical
information on sustainable farming systems and methods through the following
means: collaborate with university and
non-university individuals and groups in the research, extension and farming
community to evaluate and extend existing
information in publications, presentations, demonstrations and other
methods; identify information gaps and develop critical
information on ecological farming systems through applied research and
demonstration; encourage increased attention to
critical areas of sustainable farming systems research and education
priorities to advisory committees; assist director in
arranging reviews of proposals to SAREP's competitive grants programs;
assist in overseeing progress of funded projects. 
Requirements: Field experience in applied research and extension of
sustainable farming systems (including both soil
management and pest management); knowledge of and some experience in
participatory methods of research and extension;
some knowledge of human and community aspects of sustainable agriculture and
their relation to farming system issues;
excellent communication skills, including writing, editing, public speaking,
and meeting facilitation; excellent interpersonal skills,
including interviewing and ability to communicate with people and groups of
diverse backgrounds; demonstrated ability and
willingness to work in a team approach; demonstrated ability to locate,
summarize and analyze information on sustainable
farming methods and systems from both scientific literature and
non-traditional sources such as informal literature and farmers'
experiences. Conditions of Employment: Occasional overtime required; willing
to travel; a valid Driver's License is
required; work in non-smoking area. 

How to apply To request application materials by mail, you may call our
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application materials in person, you may visit the UCD Employment Office
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and Old Davis Road. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. ...

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Contact UC SAREP if you want to discuss the content of the program and/or
916-752-7556 (phone), 916-755-8550 (fax), sarep@ucdavis.edu (email)