Agricultural Stewardship Technician

Classification Title: Association Subject Educator I

Job Title: Agricultural Stewardship Technician

Location: Riverhead, Griffing Avenue

Benefits: Full Benefits package

Other: 40 hours per week

Number of Positions: 2

Rate of Pay: $19.00 per hour

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 faculty, and USDA – Natural Resources Conservation District and Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District personnel on research, demonstration, and education projects for all horticultural crops on Long Island.

Required Qualifications:

Specify required minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills, information systems knowledge, etc.

  • 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 orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work physically in outdoor environments.
  • Ability to work with people, maintain a positive and professional attitude, display commitment and enthusiasm for CCE mission.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and provide input to superiors 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:

Specify preferred specialized education, field and/or certifications.

B.S. in Horticultural Plant Science, Environmental Science, or related sciences. Additional training in or experience with integrated pest management and environmental issues. Coursework or experience with research methods. Experience with tractors and the operation of farm implements. Experience in Cooperative Extension or similar educational field.


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to attach/upload a cover letter, resume and three (3) references 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. Please be sure to include all information that you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know before you click SUBMIT.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 Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

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  • Reference position: WDR-00010173 – Agricultural Stewardship Technician – Riverhead, NY

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.

Contact Eileen at with questions. 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) 255-2117, or via email at:

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Last updated March 2, 2017