Ag Stewardship Summer Assistant

Agricultural Stewardship Program Summer Assistant Position Available

Seasonal Program Assistant needed for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Suffolk County Agricultural Stewardship Program based at either the CCE main office (423 Griffing Ave, Riverhead) or the Long Island Horticulture Research and Extension Center (3059 Sound Ave, Riverhead). Starting date is May 2021 and ending date September 2021. Applicant must be able to work between 8am-4:30pm Monday thru Friday.

Job Title: Seasonal Program Assistant

Salary: $15.00 per hour

Benefits: Medical benefits only, if duration is over three months

Other: Position is part-time, temporary employment

Job Responsibilities:

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 seasonal program assistant will provide general support for the CCE Agricultural Stewardship Program by assisting with the maintenance and data collection for several applied research and on-farm demonstration projects. Projects may include but are not limited to scouting for insects and diseases in various agricultural crops, planting, weeding, plot maintenance, checking of insect traps, and other duties appropriate for field experiments.


  • High school diploma or equivalency and 6 months volunteer work experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to work physically outside, sometimes in inclement weather, performing various farm and field activities.
  • Ability to work flexible hours during work week; sometimes mornings and/or afternoons.
  • Ability to understand and implement written and oral instruction.
  • Must be able to perform duties in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with the position; valid NYS driver’s license and personal vehicle for occasional on-the-job transportation, 3 years driving experience and pass a motor vehicle screening.


  • Current enrollment in a college agricultural or science related field.
  • Familiarity with agricultural research methods.

Closing Date: Until position is filled

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Send application, cover letter and resume to:

Contact: Deborah Aller
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center
3059 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901

Last updated March 16, 2021