Health Director, Suffolk County Farm

Health Director, Suffolk County Farm, Yaphank, NY

Position Summary:

The Health Director is responsible for implementing all medical requirements described in the camp safety plan submitted to the Suffolk County Department of Health and ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

Responsibilities include reviewing, evaluating, protecting, and maintaining campers' health records; securing and administering medicines and treatment to campers according to physicians' orders; recording all treatment according to established procedures and reporting required incidents to the local health department within 24 hours. The Health Director determines when a camper must receive attention from a physician or other medical professional and arranges transportation as needed. The Health Director provides training to camp personnel as needed including, but not limited to first aid, epi-pen assist, inhaler assist. The Health Director oversees campers' initial health screening and provides a safety briefing as needed to staff and campers every Friday. The Health Director is responsible for maintaining supply inventory in the Health Center and submitting order requests as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • RN, licensed to practice in New York State; Certifications in CPR/AED and epi-pen
  • Able to lift up to 20 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or background in school, visiting or public health nursing, desirable.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,

Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary: $22.00 per hour (rate based on experience)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Benefits: No Benefits

Date Position Available: June 28, 2021 – August 31, 2021


Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  1. Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  2. Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  3. Attach/upload contacts info for three 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. 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.

Questions, please contact:

Brittany Naumann, 4-H Education Program Manager
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
350 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980

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 their essential functions. If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120 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 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 February 9, 2021