Bay Scallop Program Assistant

WDR-00043387 Bay Scallop Program Assistant - Southold, NY

The primary effort of this position is program assistance in the delivery of the bay scallop restoration project. This position will focus on the culturing of bay scallops during their intermediate and grow-out aquaculture phases for the bay scallop restoration program. This position will require the individual to work on boats in varying weather conditions, use manual and electric hand tools, construct and repair equipment associated with the bay scallop restoration program as well as the cleaning and deployment of nets containing shellfish. The general nature of this position will be to act under direct supervision with a limited degree of independence.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to work outdoors, and on boats, in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to complete basic math.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn and use vessel based equipment such as winches, radios and electronics.
  • Ability to lift more than 50 pounds.
  • Ability to embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
  • Ability, or willingness to learn time card software.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and make minor decisions.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to display commitment and enthusiasm for the mission of CCE.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Microsoft Office proficiency (especially excel);
  • Experience working on boats and in fabrication shops;
  • Dive certification;
  • Knowledge of the organization, operation, philosophy and objectives of Cooperative Extension


Salary: $20 per hour, 40 hours per week

Schedule: NON-EXEMPT

Start Date: 04/01/2024

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available

Last updated March 5, 2024