LI Shellfish Restoration Field Technician

LI Shellfish Restoration Field Technician - Huntington, NY

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is assistance for the LI Shellfish Restoration Program. This position will assist with conducting field work focusing on shellfish husbandry including the maintenance and operation of floating upweller systems (FLUPSY’s) as well as one or more bottom planted beds and deployment of spat on shell at multiple sites throughout Long Island.Other work will include the use of motor vehicles and boats (as necessary), use of manual and electric hand tools and maintenance and repair of equipment all in support of the growing, handling, monitoring and planting of shellfish in Long Island waters. This position will be accountable to the Resource Educator (LI Shellfish Restoration Project Manager). 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and 2 years volunteer or work experience.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Ability to embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to lift more than 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work outdoors, and on boats in all weather conditions.
  • Must be reliable and able to work independently as well as with others.
  • Good communication and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to understand and implement written and oral instructions.
  • Experience with data entry and analysis.
  • Ability, or willingness to learn timecard software.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License.
  • Ability to pass Motor Vehicle Screen process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or Equivalent Education in environmental sciences, hydrology, natural resource management, engineering, or other related field.
  • Experience working with hand held water quality monitoring devices.
  • Experience handling shellfish.
  • Experience using (GIS) Geographic Information Systems.


This is a non-exempt, full-time benefit eligible position, 40 hours per week.

Pay Rate Type: Hourly $17-&17.68 per hour (based on experience)


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 Applyingfor a Job(ExternalCandidate) 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.

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) 255-6120, 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 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 January 22, 2019