Water Quality Technician

Water Quality Technician, Huntington, NY


Under general supervision, the Water Quality Technician is responsible for providing support and technical assistance for water quality related educational and research activities.The primary purpose of the Water Quality Technician position is to conduct field work such as stormwater monitoring, conveyance mapping, and water quality sampling on a variety of funded projects.The Technician may also assist in public outreach efforts and in other water quality related activities such as routine laboratory work, goose management, and data entry. The Water Quality Technician will work as a team member with existing Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) staff including stormwater and water quality specialists, educators, and technicians.


  • Associate Degree in biological or related sciences and at least 1 year experience relevant to the role of the position or High School Diploma and 2 years volunteer or work experience
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather
  • 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 Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with data entry and analysis
  • 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


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental sciences, hydrology, natural resource management, engineering, or other related field
  • Experience working with GPS devices
  • Experience using (GIS) Geographic Information Systems
  • One year experience in stormwater or water quality related projects preferred


Number of Positions: 2

Hours: 40 Hours per week (Non-Exempt)

Salary Range: $16.75 – $17.75 – Per hour

Benefits: Full Benefits


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.

Questions please contact: Valerie Smith, HR Manager – vs324@cornell.edu

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: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

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.


Valerie J. Smith
LI-SBN Human Resource Lead
631-727-7850 x 344

Last updated December 5, 2018