Data Entry Clerk, Kings Park, NY

Fisheries Data Entry Clerk, Kings Park, NY

As New York Marine Fisheries Data Entry Clerk, the candidate will assist with the organization, quality, and entry of marine fisheries data associated with the New York implementation of Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) programs and standards. The responsibilities of the incumbent will include, but not be limited to, the following Specific Duties:

1)Work with state seafood dealers and harvesters, as well as state, federal, and ACCSP staff, to implement the ACCSP Standard Atlantic Information System (SAFIS) for online electronic Dealer Reporting and Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting for commercial catch and effort data that is being developed and maintained by the ACCSP for partner use.

2)Perform QA/QC of submitted Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs) for completeness of marine fisheries data; contact permitted harvesters to obtain missing information.

3)Enter marine fisheries data from VTRs into an established database.

4)Promote online reporting to NY’s commercial harvesters and dealers; provide training when necessary.

5)Other duties as assigned.

Serve as a member of the Marine Program responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of an ongoing fisheries project. This individual represents Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Program to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University as part of program delivery. Several state and federal grants fund this position. The Technician will work as a team member with existing Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) staff, including fisheries specialists, educators, and technicians. Will receive direction and guidance on daily work activities from Supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School or equivalent education.
  • Experience related to the role of the position.
  • Ability to communicate daily activities, program progress, and production to Supervisor.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods and electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Ability to follow procedures and written instructions.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment, and the ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.
  • Proficient with windows-based software, including the use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate Supervisor.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders.
  • Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in fisheries and fisheries management.
  • Ability to work alone with little supervision.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary: $15.67 per hour

Schedule: non-exempt (40 hours per week)

Date Position Available: Position open until filled – Immediate vacancy

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.


A review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

  • Attach/upload a resume to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Attach/upload contacts info for three references to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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No relocation or VISA Sponsorship is 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 of Suffolk County Human Resources at (631) 727-7850 ext 242 or via email at

Cornell Cooperative Extension collaborates with 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 June 23, 2022