Entomology/Grape Program Assistant

Entomology/Grape Program Assistant Position Available

Seasonal Program Assistant needed for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Suffolk County Entomology/Grape Programs based at the Long Island Horticulture Research and Extension Center, 3059 Sound Ave. in Riverhead.Starting date is May 2019 and ending date is flexible or August 25, 2019. Applicant must be able to work 8:00am-4:30pm Monday thru Friday.

Job Title: Seasonal Program Assistant

Salary: $13.50/hr.

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

Other: Position is full time, temporary employment; candidates preferred for work May through September

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Maintenance of research and demonstration trials on and off site.
  2. Assist with scouting for insects and disease in vineyards and vegetable crops.
  3. Performs duties including but not limited to planting, weeding, and plot maintenance.
  4. Assist with data collection and entry.
  5. Report field observation and pest occurrences daily to Supervisor.
  6. Maintain project files and records.


  1. High School diploma or equivalency and 6 months volunteer or work experience.
  2. Ability to work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather, performing various field activities.
  3. Ability to understand and implement written and oral instruction.
  4. Must be reliable and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  5. Ability to complete task in an efficient and timely manner.
  6. Must be able to lift 20-50 lbs.
  7. 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. Mileage reimbursed at Federal rate.
  8. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Closing Date: Until position is filled

Download application Here:

Send application, cover letter and resume to:


Faruque Zaman or Alice Wise
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center
3059 Sound Ave.
Riverhead, NY 11901

Fz88@cornell.edu, Avw1@cornell.edu

Last updated February 25, 2019