CCE of Albany County is seeking temporary, full time Agriculture Program Assistant to assist members of the Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program (‘CAAHP’) with program coordination and applied research activities.
Position is anticipated to run from mid-May 2018 through mid-August 2018, with some flexibility on start and end dates. Maximum of 12 weeks.
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Please include a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
All applications must be received on-line by February 21, 2018. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
High school diploma or GED.
Demonstrated interest in production agriculture.
Ability to meet frequent travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
Ability to work flexible hours that may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to communicate with program participants effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.). Ability to frequently and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with program participants' employees and others.
Ability to record, edit and upload program videos to YouTube and/or social media.
Ability to perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodation: frequently work in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat, precipitation and cold; frequently lift, move or transport program materials; and regularly perform agricultural research techniques (for example, carrying educational materials and materials for various applied research projects) by frequently positioning self (for example, pulling, bending, reaching, touching, kneeling, using hands to feel/reach) in agricultural settings.
One or more years of college education in agricultural production.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Evaluation - 5%
Assist in the interaction with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs.
Assist in preparing evaluation instruments for educational activities. Compile and summarize collected evaluations.
Applied Research - 15%
Assist CAAHP staff to conduct initiated and ongoing applied research projects.
Conduct pest scouting in ornamental and field crops as necessary.
Coordination/Operation - 75%
Assemble existing resources into educational program materials.
Coordinate established program schedule.
Assist CAAHP staff in preparations of educational activities. Be present at many of the activities to assist with registration, take pictures and assist participants.
Help prepare materials for and assist with field days.
Record video of various crops at different stages of growth. Edit and publish videos through YouTube and social media as a ‘virtual field day.’
Work with CAAHP staff to curate and develop handouts for summer educational activities.
Develop a web page to post reference material from summer educational activities.
Collect applied research data based on existing framework.
Collect evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
On a frequent basis transports self, also carrying program materials and resources to agricultural settings and worksites.
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.
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 Albany 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.
This is a temporary (max of 12 weeks), full timeposition, 37.5 hours per week. Compensation of $10.40 per hour.
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 you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail email@example.com or phone (518) 765-3503.
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.
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