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Job Opening: Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator, UC Statewide IPM Program (Davis, CA)

The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program is seeking an energetic person to coordinate, develop, and deliver educational programs in pesticide safety for users of pesticides in California. In this position, you would provide objective information about pesticide safety and promote sound decision making to reduce pesticide risks to human health and the environment in the context of integrated pest management. You would also serve as the Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/U.S. Department of Agriculture (EPA/USDA) pesticide safety program, interacting with federal, state, and county personnel to ensure safe, legal, and effective pesticide use. You would assist California pesticide users (licensed professional applicators of restricted use and general use pesticide products, private applicators [growers)]) with their educational needs related to pesticide licensing and recertification. In addition, you would develop train-the-trainer programs for individuals who must train field workers and pesticide handlers, and support UC IPM Urban and Community Outreach programs delivered to people across California. To help you in these endeavors, award-winning Cooperative Extension Specialists and Advisors across the state and affiliated faculty from UC campuses will be available to you. You will also have dedicated staff to support course delivery and the writing of study guides and grants.

We are seeking someone with a minimum of a Master's degree in an appropriate field related to pest management, plus a strong background in pesticide safety and adult education. Fluency in a second language, such as Spanish or Asian languages (Mandarin Chinese, Hmong, etc.) is helpful, as well as experience with applying for and managing grants from various agencies and organizations.

This position is based in Davis, CA, a great community located a short drive away from Sierra Nevada ski resorts, beautiful beaches, the Napa Valley, and San Francisco.

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