Bay Scallop Project Assistant

Bay Scallop Project Assistant – Southold, NY


The primary effort of this position is program assistance in the delivery of the bay scallop restoration project. This position will inventory bay scallops, operate boats, use manual and electric hand tools, repair equipment, and clean and deploy nets containing shellfish. This position will be accountable to the Sr. Issue Educator, Natural Resources. The general nature of this position will be to act under direct supervision and not with a great deal of independence. Program assistance as a team member is the primary effort in this position.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to work outdoors, and on boats, in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to complete basic math.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to operate or learn to operate small boats.
  • Ability to learn and use vessel based equipment such as winches, radios and electronics.
  • Ability to lift more than 50 pounds.
  • Ability to embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
  • Ability, or willingness to learn time card software.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and make minor decisions.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to display commitment and enthusiasm for the mission of CCE.


  • Microsoft Office proficiency (especially excel);
  • Experience working on boats and in fabrication shops;
  • Knowledge of the organization, operation, philosophy and objectives of Cooperative Extension


This is a Full-Time Non-Exempt position, 40 hours per week.

Pay Rate Type: Hourly


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 Applying for a Job (External Candidate) 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.

LINK for open position:

Contact Valerie 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:

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 March 1, 2018