Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension.


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Current Openings

Geomorphic Assessment Technician – Shokan, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) is seeking a seasonal Geomorphic Assessment Technician to work with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP). This temporary 15-week position (July-October) will be based out of the AWSMP office in Shokan, NY, however the majority of working hours will be spent outdoors.

The Geomorphic Assessment Technician will assist the AWSMP and Ulster County Department of Environment (UC-DOE) in implementing a watershed-wide, multi-faceted road stream crossing (RSX) assessment. S/he will work in a two-person team surveying and assessing geomorphic compatibility, aquatic organism passage, and structural condition at all public RSXs in the watershed. The successful candidate will serve as the team’s primary geomorphic assessor, but will be thoroughly trained in all assessment methods. All survey equipment and necessary gear (waders, boots, etc.) will be provided, as will a vehicle for travel from the AWSMP office to project sites. No personal mileage reimbursement is available. Temporary desk space in the AWSMP office will be provided for work days not spent in the field.

The Ashokan Reservoir watershed is located in the Catskills region of Ulster County and is part of the NYC Water Supply System for 9 million New Yorkers. The AWSMP works in partnership with communities to protect and restore stream corridor stability and ecosystem integrity in the watershed. The overall program engages in stream assessment, engineered stream restoration projects, technical education and public outreach, research and monitoring, community grants, flood hazard mitigation planning, and more.

The AWSMP office is open to the public from 8:00-4:30 M-F. The field office is shared by staff and interns from several government agencies participating in the AWSMP, including CCEUC, UC-DOE, Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District, and NYC Department of Environmental Protection.

This is a full-time (40 hrs/wk) 15-week temporary appointment with total compensation of $9,600 or $16/hr. This position is partially benefits eligible.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field (e.g., Environmental Science/Engineering, Environmental Studies/Policy/Education, Hydrology/Water Resources, Fluvial Geomorphology) and one-year experience relevant to the role of the position
  • Basic Microsoft Office software skills
  • Familiarity with handheld GPS units and field data collection
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, troubleshoot problems, and make decisions under minimal supervision
  • Ability to carry 50 lbs over uneven terrain, in inclement weather, and at remote backcountry work sites
  • Must meet motor vehicle record requirements and have a valid driver’s license as extensive travel is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge, experience, or coursework in-stream processes, fluvial geomorphology, aquatic organism passage, environmental engineering, and/or stream restoration
  • Experience using technology to collect and manage field data (iPad, Trimble GPS, ArcGIS, etc.)
  • Proficient in map-based navigation

To Apply: For all details and to apply for the AWSMP Geomorphic Assessment Technician position go to this link: 


Application deadline: Monday, May 7 2018

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Leah Cadwallader
Human Resources, Regional
845-340-3990 ext. 314

Last updated April 16, 2018