Fisheries Specialist, Riverhead, NY
Serve as a Marine Program member
responsible for assisting in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating
various ongoing fisheries programs. Educator will be responsible for promoting
program objectives and plans, emphasizing field applied research projects,
processing and reporting commercial and recreational fisheries data, education
of the fishing industry and community members on the importance of fisheries
research, and delivery of fisheries programs in Suffolk County. Educators will
spend time on research and fishing vessels, requiring the individual to be at
sea for extended periods. The Educator is responsible for assisting in the
development, preparation, and submission of grant proposals. This individual
represents Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Program to the public,
community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University as part of
program delivery.Several state and
federal grants fund this position.
- Master's Degree in the field of Marine Science, Natural
Science, Environmental Science, or related field.
- Experience in fisheries and fisheries management.
- Experience in marine education and community outreach.
- Experience working with commercial fishermen and the
commercial fishing industry on cooperative research projects.
- Experience working on at-sea scientific surveys.
- Ability to lift 80 lbs. unassisted.
- Must be able to report to various locations to start the
- The ability to work flexible hours may include nights,
evenings, and weekends.
- Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
- Ability to go to sea for various periods.
- Ability to communicate daily activities, program progress,
and production to Supervisor.
- Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written,
and visual channels using traditional tools and methods and electronic
technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
- Ability to follow procedures and written instructions.
- Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound
professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive
- Proficiency with windows-based software, including use of
the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint,
Publisher, and Excel.
- Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and
maintain cultural sensitivity.
- Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities
according to priorities developed with the immediate Supervisor.
- Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors,
community, and professional leaders.
- Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the
organization and the community.
- Ability to effectively participate in professional team
- Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this
with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
with and knowledge of commercial fishing gear.
- Ability to
accurately identify local species of fish and be familiar with local fisheries.
- Ability to
work alone with little supervision.
- Ability to
organize reference materials for retrieval by others and be willing to learn
the new subject matter.
conducting dockside and at-sea research education demonstration program
delivery on commercial fishing vessels.
practical skills in grant writing and budgeting.
using R, or other statistical software.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing
Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Exempt $60,000.00 (annually)
40+ hours per week
Position Available: Approximately May 16, 2021
HOW TO APPLY:
of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a
qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
a resume to the online application
in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
a cover letter to the online
application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
contacts info for three references
to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
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Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to
participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their essential
functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection
process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension
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Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United
States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State
residents. 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 April 28, 2021