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Cornell University Ballston Spa, NY, USA
Feb 14, 2018
Full time
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Saratoga County is seeking a full time qualified and experienced incumbent to work under the supervision of the Association Team Leader (Capital/Mohawk PRISM Coordinator), the Aquatic Invasive Species (“AIS”) Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, managing, planning, and delivering of aquatic invasive species prevention and management programs. Additionally, the position provides technical leadership and support to partner organizations; collects and summarizes field data into reports; and maintains the organizations tools and equipment. The coordinator will be responsible for public education and outreach regarding slowing the spread and prevention of aquatic invasive species throughout the Capital/Mohawk Region. The AIS Coordinator is also responsible for supervising the seasonal Capital/Mohawk PRISM AIS Watercraft Launch Stewards. The Stewards are responsible for public education, outreach, and data collection regarding slowing the spread and prevention of AIS. The Coordinator and Stewards provide education and outreach at various public boat launch sites, public events and programs throughout the Capital/ Mohawk Region. The AIS Coordinator also trains volunteers from partner organizations on the AIS data collection process. All applications must be received on-line by February 23, 2018 . Position closing dates may change based on Association needs. Required Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in natural resources, environmental studies, environmental science, recreation, wildlife or related fields related field. Associate Degree in related field and two years’ transferrable program experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree. Ability to deliver, plan, manage and coordinate informal educational programs.  Ability to meet frequent travel requirements associated with this position.  A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required. Frequent use of personal vehicle for driving between work sites is required. Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements. Ability to work flexible hours which frequently includes evenings, weekends and holidays, as appropriate. Computer Skills: Experienced with or ability to learn Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel and Outlook. Prior experience using a tablet or the ability to learn how to use a tablet for data entry purposes, and to use this data to create a year-end report. Communication Skills: Strong verbal communication, writing and environmental interpretation skills. Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels and educational tools. Ability to communicate with program participants effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).   Ability to frequently and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with program participants’ employees and others.  Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts. Ability to utilize program resources within the community. Ability to read English and interpret documents such instructions, safety and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with team members and immediate supervisor. Demonstrated ability to successfully market program though social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation. Demonstrated experience in running meetings and planning events for the public. High level of organizational skills. Ability to perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodation: frequently work in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat, precipitation and cold; frequently lift, move or transport program materials; and constantly perform and demonstrate proper AIS preventative boat cleaning and launching techniques by frequently positioning self (for example, pulling, bending, reaching, touching, kneeling, using hands to feel/reach) at launch sites and other program areas. Preferred Qualifications Experience with AIS plant and other aquatic plant identification and management, project coordination, supervising staff, data collection, processing and analysis, geographic information systems, global positioning systems. Writing, desktop publishing, public speaking/education proficiency. Experience operating and navigating small watercraft. Supervisory experience preferred. All applications must be received on-line by  February 23, 2018 . Position closing dates may change based on Association needs. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Cornell University Millbrook, NY, USA
Feb 14, 2018
Full time
As a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) Environment & Energy Program team, the Resource Educator will contribute to environmental and energy programs through the Community Energy Engagement Program funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The Environment & Energy Resource Educator is primarily responsible for providing assistance in planning, implementing and evaluating innovative environmental education programs for Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) and representing the association to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University. In addition, the Resource Educator takes a lead role in providing deliverables for the Environment & Energy program area working on the topic of energy/energy efficiency, and engaging community members and stakeholders in energy efficiency and clean energy education. The Resource Educator will assist with organizational responsibilities, and related administrative activities, and may help manage and train part-time staff and program volunteers in day-to-day duties. This position will create and assist with program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. The Resource Educator will also provide support and input into program-specific grants, contracts, outreach, communications, and marketing. The Resource Educator will analyze and identify community and municipal education needs and develop trainings, outreach, workshops, and other programming that informs and enables residents and local officials to effectively improve environment and energy issues. The position is based at the Farm & Home Center in Millbrook, NY.      Required Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in communications, public policy, natural resources, environmental science/studies, sustainable planning and development, social sciences or other fields related with specialization appropriate to program area.  Experience relevant to the role of the position. Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal adult/youth energy education programs to address diverse audiences. Knowledge of energy education and efficiency and able to identify appropriate programs and partner organizations. Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings. Demonstrated effective use of a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups. Good collaboration and cooperation skills. Capable of independently delivering programming. Excellent writing skills for a variety of audiences. Experience using Microsoft Office products to develop and contribute to written documents and presentations. Ability to manage long-term projects and deadlines within the context of day-to-day projects and deadlines. Ability to organize work and set priorities, handle multiple tasks, and work under deadlines. Proven ability to be diplomatic and utilize active listening skills while avoiding advocacy stances on issues pertaining to the environment, energy, agriculture and other program areas of CCEDC. Must learn, know, and abide by Association personnel policies. Ability to meet acceptable background check standards. Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position; must be willing and able to transport education materials to various off-site locations. Ability to work a flexible schedule, requiring some evenings and weekends, as essential job functions require. Preferred Qualifications: One-three years of relevant volunteer or professional experience. Local/regional contacts with various constituents/programs and knowledge of organizations serving Dutchess County and the region. Classes in or experience with energy and/or environmental policy. Knowledge of local government structure and function with regard to environmental issues.
Cornell University Ballston Spa, NY, USA
Feb 14, 2018
Full time
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Saratoga County is seeking a full time qualified and experienced incumbent to work under the supervision of the Association Team Leader (Capital/Mohawk PRISM Coordinator), the Terrestrial Invasive Species (“TIS”) Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, managing, planning, and delivering of terrestrial invasive species prevention and management programs. Additionally, the position provides technical leadership and support to partner organizations; collects and summarizes field data into reports; and maintains the organizations tools and equipment. The coordinator will be responsible for public education and outreach regarding slowing the spread and prevention of terrestrial invasive species throughout the Capital/Mohawk Region. The TIS Coordinator also trains volunteers from partner organizations on the TIS data collection process. Additionally, the TIS Coordinator is also responsible for supervising the seasonal Capital/Mohawk PRISM seasonal terrestrial stewards. The stewards will provide on the ground inventory, data collection, and mapping of invasive species throughout the PRISM and they also will provide education/outreach when the opportunity arises. Apply By All applications must be received on-line by February 23, 2018 . Position closing dates may change based on Association needs. Required Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in natural resources, environmental studies, environmental science, recreation, wildlife or related fields related field. Associate Degree in related field and two years’ transferrable program experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree. Ability to deliver, plan, manage and coordinate informal educational programs.  Ability to meet frequent travel requirements associated with this position.  A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required. Frequent use of personal vehicle for driving between work sites is required. Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements. Ability to work flexible hours which frequently includes evenings, weekends and holidays, as appropriate. Computer Skills: Experienced with or ability to learn Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel and Outlook. Prior experience using a tablet or the ability to learn how to use a tablet for data entry purposes, and to use this data to create a year-end report. Communication Skills: Strong verbal communication, writing and environmental interpretation skills. Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels and educational tools. Ability to communicate with program participants effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).   Ability to frequently and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with program participants’ employees and others.  Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts. Ability to utilize program resources within the community. Ability to read English and interpret documents such instructions, safety and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with team members and immediate supervisor. Demonstrated ability to successfully market program though social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation. Demonstrated experience in running meetings and planning events for the public. High level of organizational skills. Ability to perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodation: frequently work in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat, precipitation and cold; frequently lift, move or transport program materials; and constantly perform and demonstrate proper TIS techniques by frequently positioning self (for example, pulling, bending, reaching, touching, kneeling, using hands to feel/reach) at program areas. Preferred Qualifications Experience in terrestrial invasive species identification and management, project coordination, supervising staff, data collection, processing and analysis, geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and public speaking. Writing, desktop publishing, public speaking/education proficiency. Licensing and/or experience as a pesticide applicator. Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource conservation measures. Supervisory experience preferred.