​ Agricultural Stewardship Technician

Position Summary:

The CCE Agricultural Stewardship Program focuses on the development, education, and implementation of best management practices to minimize the impact of agricultural inputs on surface water and groundwater. The educator will provide general and technical assistance for the CCE Agricultural Stewardship Program and Agriculture Program in applied research trials, demonstration projects, and educational activities.

The educator will be responsible for establishment, maintenance and data collection for several applied research and on-farm demonstration projects. This individual will also work with Extension educators, Cornell University faculty, and USDA – Natural Resources Conservation District and Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District personnel on research, demonstration, and education projects for all agricultural and horticultural crops on Long Island.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree appropriate to the responsibilities of the position or Associates Degree and 2 years of transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Possession of computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheet and data entry using Excel.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
  • Ability to work physically in outdoor environments all-year round.
  • Ability to work with people, maintain a positive and professional attitude, display commitment and enthusiasm for CCE’s mission.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and provide input to others for planning and decision-making.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the public.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
  • Ability to pass Motor Vehicle Screen.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Horticulture, Plant Science, Soil Science, Environmental Science, or a related science field.
  • Additional training in or experience with integrated pest management, field sampling, and environmental issues.
  • Coursework or experience with research methods and basic data analysis.
  • Experience with tractors and the operation of farm implements.
  • Experience in Cooperative Extension or similar educational field

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,

Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary Range: $19.00 per Hour

Hours: 40 Hours per week

Benefits: Full Benefits


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applyingfor a Job(ExternalCandidate) document for additional guidance.Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Questions please contact: Valerie Smith, HR Director – vs324@cornell.edu

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

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 that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

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 government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Last updated January 4, 2019