Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Jobs

All applications for employment with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and other county extension associations must be submitted through the Cornell University Employment system. We do post available job and internship opportunities on this page when they become available, with links to the Cornell website, for your convenience.


Current Openings

Administrative Assistant

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County (CCEUC) Administrative Assistant provides direct support for Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Regional Program, primarily data entry and data management but also including general record keeping and administrative duties. This position serves as part of the administrative support team for the Association, including support for Development and for the Executive Director and Board of Directors. This position serves as Local IT contact assisting Regional Lead IT Manager with Association’s IT tasks.

For a full position description and to apply, visit:
https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/Administrative-Assistant---Kington--NY_WDR-00010112-1

Deadline to apply is March 6, 2017.


Watershed Educator - Shokan, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) is seeking a part-time, 24 hours/week, Watershed Educator to work with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP). This is a temporary position for 24 weeks and will be located at the AWSMP office in Shokan, NY.

The Watershed Educator delivers educational activities at watershed community, volunteer, and school events. The educator will prepare written materials for several projects, including displays, handouts, and websites on floodplain and stream management topics. The Watershed Educator will assist with delivery of a Japanese knotweed (invasive plant) control project in the upper Esopus Creek. As directed by the supervisor and as time permits, the Watershed Educator may assist partner agencies with stream assessment and fish community surveys; installation of plantings; and plant and project monitoring.

The Ashokan Reservoir watershed is located in the Catskills region of Ulster County and is part of the New York City 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, Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and the Ulster County Department of Environment.

The temporary, part-time Watershed Educator (24 hours/week) will report to CCEUC’s Resource Educator with the AWSMP. Hourly rate is $17.00 and is benefits eligible.

How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online at:

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/Watershed-Educator---Shokan--NY_WDR-00010075-1.

Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here:http://workday.cornell.edu/

All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting. For instructions, visit:

http://cce.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/applying_for_a_job_-_external_5-2016_v2.pdf

All applications must be received on-line by March 23, 2017. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at:cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.


Stream Educator - Shokan, NY

The Stream Educator will work as a team member with existing Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) staff to develop and deliver stream management education and outreach projects at the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP). The AWSMP is a cooperative program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, the Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The position is supervised by the CCEUC Project Manager (Association Issue Leader) for Environment and Natural Resources and stationed at the AWSMP office in Shokan, NY.

The Stream Educator will develop in-depth knowledge of stream processes and deliver education on stream process and management to primarily adult audiences of watershed residents. Target audiences include streamside landowners, highway department personnel, contractors, municipal officials, volunteers, and other watershed residents.

To develop in-depth knowledge of stream management issues in the Catskills region, the Stream Educator will attend trainings and serve on a summer field crew conducting stream assessments within the Ashokan watershed. The Stream Educator will then deliver stream management recommendations developed by the Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District for the surveyed streams to target audiences.

The Stream Educator will develop and deliver trainings on aspects of stream geomorphology and management relevant to the watershed. The Educator will also incorporate input from area experts or hired consulting firms to develop educational programs on a broad range of stream management topics. Topics may include management of streamside areas, native and invasive vegetation, large wood, post-flood stream intervention, and stream crossings. Typical program formats include half- or full-day workshops/trainings, stream walks, slide presentations, and field tours.

The AWSMP publishes a number of publications and the Stream Educator will draft written material for final editing and inclusion in publications. This includes contributions to newsletter articles, fact sheets and guidance documents, press releases, blog posts, video transcripts, and annual reports.

The AWSMP’s efforts are guided by a volunteer Stakeholder Council and multiple stakeholder working groups. The Stream Educator will assist with the education of AWSMP stakeholders by developing and delivering programs at working group meetings or events held specifically for stakeholders.

The AWSMP provides education on stream management specific to the Catskills region. This is a rural, mountainous region with low impervious surface cover. The Ashokan Watershed is 98% forested overall, with stream corridors ranging from 35-100% forested. Population centers and transportation infrastructure are primarily limited to valleys where high bed load transport and flash flooding occur. The Stream Educator must have a strong interest in delivering education programs focused on how streams naturally transport and sort sediment. The AWSMP applies fluvial geomorphic concepts to stream management in order to restore self-stabilizing channels using a rigorous design and engineering process. A range of approaches are applied, with a preference for natural channel design where conditions are suitable. The Stream Educator must be comfortable and able to both learn and educate others in these concepts.

The overall objective of the AWSMP education program is to promote the understanding and use of stream management techniques that meet multiple objectives for stream resources, including natural channel stability, prevention and reduction of excessive stream erosion, mitigation of flood damages, infrastructure protection, maintenance of instream habitat, and delivery of clean drinking water. 

This is a full time, exempt position with an annual salary of $49,000 to $54,000 commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
  • Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
  • Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
  • Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
  • Voluntary Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance
  • Voluntary New York’s College Savings Program

How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/

All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting. For instructions, visit:

http://cce.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/applying_for_a_job_-_external_5-2016_v2.pdf

All applications must be received on-line by March 23, 2017. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.


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.

Contact

Leah Cadwallader
Human Resources, Regional
lc267@cornell.edu
(845) 340-3990 x314

Last updated February 23, 2017