Environmental Science Program Specialist - SCF

WDR-00042134 Environmental Science Program Specialist - Suffolk County Farms (Evergreen)

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Lead Campers, CITs and Counselors through specialized activities involving Environmental Science. Supervise campers and ensure their safety at all times. Assist with day-to-day operations of the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center Camp programs. Directly interact with camper’s parents and guardians. Maintain camp facilities. Promote development of a community-oriented camp culture that emphasizes empathy, continuous improvement, and high performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 17 years old and have attended or graduated from high school or equivalent.
  • Ability to comply with Suffolk County Department of Health requirements.
  • Ability to understand and carry out educational program tasks and objectives.
  • Ability to work outdoors performing various types of educational and physical activities.
  • Ability to handle health and safety issues and/or emergency situations.
  • Paid or volunteer experience working with children and/or the public.
  • Have an appreciation and understanding of the natural environment.
  • Must be able to work for the full camp season. This includes training before camp and wrap up after camp has ended.
  • Must be able to work one before or after care shift each week.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
  • Candidate must be able to work effectively with a wide range of diverse young people.
  • A positive and energetic attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Attendance in or graduation from a recognized college/university or equivalent.
  • Additional education and training in the field of education.
  • Additional education in the areas of environmental science, horticulture, animal science, art education, music education, agriculture and/or natural science.
  • Some teaching experience.
  • Ability to assist with teaching and a keen interest in educating youth.
  • Leadership abilities.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Program Responsibilities:

Program Delivery – 80%

  • Deliver educational programs dealing with environmental science, horticulture, animal science and agriculture programs at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Management – 5%

  • Lead CITs and Counselors through daily activities.
  • Supervise campers and ensure their safety at all times.
  • Lead campers through daily activities with a positive and fun attitude.

Coordination/Operation – 10%

  • Responsible for assisting with program set-up, material preparation, clean-up.
  • Assist in maintaining proper site appearance and safety conditions.
  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.

Professional Improvement – 5%

  • In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.
  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
  • Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.

Health and Safety – Applied to all duties and functions

  • Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
  • Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.

EEO/EPO and Policy – Applied to all duties and functions

  • Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
  • Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Suffolk County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and support diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

POSITION DETAILS:

Salary: $16-17 per hour

Schedule: NON-EXEMPT – TEMP: July 1, 2024 – August 16, 2024

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available

HOW TO APPLY:

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

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

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 or via email at HR-CCESuffolk@cornell.edu

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among 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 January 3, 2024