Merced County Cooperative Extension
Merced County Cooperative Extension
Merced County Cooperative Extension
University of California
Merced County Cooperative Extension

Small Farms Administrative Officer 3 – Remote/Flexible Location, Job ID 45954

Date Posted: December 2, 2022
Closing Date: Until Filled

Under the general supervision of the Small Farms and Specialty Crops Advisor in Fresno County, the Administrative Officer will manage, plan, and administer the general administrative operations of the UCCE Fresno County Small Farms and Specialty Crops research and extension program and provide additional administrative support to the UC Small Farms Network. Administrative services include activities in finance, contracts and grants, and human resources and may also include IT, facilities, customer service, external communications, and compliance with UC ANR policies and safety procedures. The position uses knowledge and skills as an administrative professional with an understanding of UC system-wide practices, policies, and procedures. The Administrative Officer will work collaboratively with ANR Contracts and Grants, Central Procurement, IT, Payroll, HR, and business departments at other UC and non-UC locations. This position includes managing administrative processes and budgets for multiple grant awards from state, federal, and private funding sources and serves as a liaison and hand-off point regarding supported actions and functions. General management activities include assisting with long and shortrange strategic planning, assisting with recruitment of staff and academic positions, managing grant budgets and expenses, coordinating safety trainings, supervising student and volunteer positions, and managing clientele contacts.

This position is a contract appointment that is 100% fixed and ends 2 years from date of hire with the possibility of extension if funding permits.

The home department for this position is UCCE Fresno Madera MCP. While this position normally is based in Fresno, CA, this position is eligible for remote/hybrid flexible work arrangements, for applicants living in the State of California, at this time. Please note that hybrid flexible work arrangements are subject to change by the University. 

Pay Scale: $65,300.00 to $91,800.00/year

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.

The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check. This is a designated position requiring a background check and may require fingerprinting due to the nature of the job responsibilities.  UC ANR does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy.  All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees.  (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To apply, please visit:

https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucanr/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=17&JobOpeningId=45954&PostingSeq=1

If you are a current employee of our organization please use the following link instead:

https://ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu/peoplesoft-native/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_EMP.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&SiteId=18&FOCUS=Employee&JobOpeningId=45954&PostingSeq=1



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