Agricultural Stewardship Technician

Agricultural Stewardship Technician, Riverhead, NY

Job Description Summary

The CCE Agricultural Stewardship Program focuses on developing, educating, and implementing best management practices to minimize the impact of agricultural inputs on surface water and groundwater. The educator will provide general and technical assistance for the CCE Agricultural Stewardship Program and Agriculture Program in applied research trials, demonstration projects, and educational activities.

The educator will be responsible for establishing, maintaining, and data collection for several applied research and on-farm demonstration projects. This individual will also work with Extension educators, Cornell University faculty, and USDA – Natural Resources Conservation District and Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District personnel on research, demonstration, and education projects for all agricultural and horticultural crops on Long Island.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree appropriate to the position or associate Degree's responsibilities and two years of transferable program/functional experience may substitute for a bachelor's degree.
  • Possession of computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheet, and data entry using Excel.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
  • Ability to work physically in outdoor environments all-year-round.
  • Ability to work with people, maintain a positive and professional attitude, display commitment and enthusiasm for CCE's mission.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and provide input to others for planning and decision-making.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Horticulture, Plant Science, Soil Science, Environmental Science, or a related science field.
  • Additional training in or experience with integrated pest management, field sampling, and environmental issues.
  • Coursework or experience with research methods and basic data analysis.
  • Experience with tractors and the operation of farm implements.
  • Experience in Cooperative Extension or similar educational field.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary: $20.00 per hour

Schedule: Non-exempt (40 hours)

Date Position Available: Position open until September 20, 2023

Benefits: Full Benefits include 21 days of vacation days per year, 3 personal days, accrued sick days, 16 holidays, health and dental insurance Program (NYSHIP), Employees' Retirement System (New York State Retirement System -NYSLRS), Cornell University Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan (CUTDAP), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Long-Term Disability, Auto/Home/Pet Insurance, Legal Insurance, Group Universal Life Insurance (GUL), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), Long Term Care Insurance, and NY's 529 College Savings Program.

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Last updated September 7, 2023