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All applications for employment with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County and other county extension associations must be submitted through the Cornell University Employment system. We do post available job and internship opportunities on this page when they become available, with links to the Cornell website, for your convenience.


Job Posting 

4-H Small Livestock Educator – Ballston Spa, NY

CCE of Saratoga County is seeking a part time (24 hours/week) 4-H Small Livestock Educator primarily responsible for delivering youth based educational programs for CCE of Saratoga County.Program areas include but are not limited to: small livestock (chickens, goats, sheep, rabbits, etc.), county and state fairs and animal shows, egg incubation and embryology, and youth agricultural literacy. The Educator collaborates with educational partners including schools, the New York State Association of Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Educators (NYSACCE4-HE), and other partner organizations.

The Educator works as part of a dynamic 4-H team recruiting and reaching diverse audiences and performing existing or new responsibilities which can change based on Association needs, new partnerships, grant initiatives, etc.The Educator also plays an important role in new initiatives to deliver programs virtually.

The Educator receives direct supervision and 4-H oversight from the 4-H Family & Consumer Sciences Issue Leader. The Educator receives small livestock programmatic oversight from the Animal Science Resource Educator.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. Associate’s degree and two years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree.

Experience relevant to the role of the position.

Travel Requirements - Ability to meet regular travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage are required.

Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Program Skills – Ability to effectively deliver related programs and trainings. Commitment to helping to ensure inclusive programs and reach diverse audiences. Serve as an effective subject matter resource. Maintain program data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts, including frequent collaboration with staff and outside organizations.

Communication & Marketing Skills - Ability to appropriately communicate verbally and in writing with program participants, employees and others through a variety of media.Ability to assist with marketing programs through social, print and other media, resulting in diverse, robust program participation. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.

Coordination Skills – Ability to effectively coordinate program efforts including data management and reporting, scheduling and coordinating programs and events, compiling and maintaining materials and resources, following financial reporting requirements.

Technology Skills - Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies, including for virtual programming. Ability to learn and effectively use software including use of the internet, program related software, and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.

Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in typical office and educational environments. In addition, the position regularly lifts, moves, or transports program related materials and equipment.The position regularly works in agricultural settings and outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat, precipitation and cold – especially during fair seasons.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree or coursework in Animal Science or related fields preferred.

Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.

Position Details

This is a part-time, nonexempt position, 24 hours/week. Compensation of $18.00 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

Paid Vacation, Sick & Personal leave

Paid Holidays

NYS Health Insurance Program (including FREE Dental Insurance)

NYS Retirement (NYSERS)

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity Plan

Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts

Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance

Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance

Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance

Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance

Voluntary Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance

Voluntary Pet Insurance

Voluntary New York’s College Savings Program

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

All applications must be received on-line by March 31, 2021.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

To Apply & For Further Details:

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/CCE-of-Saratoga-County-4-H-Small-Livestock-Educator---Ballston-Spa--NY_WDR-00025041

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 governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

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 are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Stewards & Lead Stewards

As part of CCE Saratoga’s Capital Region Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) program, Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Watercraft Stewards provide public education and outreach at boat launches regarding statewide Clean, Drain, Dry practices in order to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Watercraft Stewards collect research data daily from interactions with the public using the Survey123 Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Application (WISPA).

WATERCRAFT STEWARDS work independently at various boat launch locations throughout the Capital Region PRISM region (including Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Green, Herkimer, Montgomery, Orange, Saratoga, Schenectady, Ulster, and Westchester counties).

LEAD WATERCRAFT STEWARDS assist in providing oversight to Watercraft Stewards. Lead Stewards work independently and travel frequently between various boat launch locations throughout the Capital Region PRISM region (including Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Green, Herkimer, Montgomery, Orange, Saratoga, Schenectady, Ulster, and Westchester counties).

A list of locations can be found by clicking here

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Experience, knowledge, coursework or an interest in a career in a natural resource or education field (e.g., environmental sciences, environmental education, interpretation, education, natural resource policy, natural resource management, water resources, forestry, etc.) or other related field.
  • Ability to work independently at program boat launch sites.
  • Ability to work a full-time schedule, Thursday through Monday, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to meet occasional 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. Lead Stewards travel frequently between various boat launch sites.
  • Program Skills – Ability to effectively deliver related AIS programs to diverse audiences. Ability demonstrate and teach AIS prevention techniques. Serve as an effective subject matter resource. Maintain program data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts, including frequent collaboration with staff, volunteers, and outside organizations.
  • Communication Skills: Strong verbal communication, writing, and environmental interpretation skills. Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels and educational tools. Ability to frequently and effectively communicate with recreational boaters, anglers, other park patrons, employees and others.
  • Computer Skills: Experience with or ability to learn internet, email and computer based software. Prior experience using a tablet or the ability to learn how to use a tablet for WISPA data collection is required.
  • Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions, the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works constantly in outdoor weather conditions including exposure to the sun, extreme heat, wind, water, precipitation and cold; frequently lifts, moves or transports program materials; performs and demonstrates proper AIS preventative boat cleaning and launching techniques by frequently positioning self (for example, pulling, bending, reaching, touching, kneeling, using hands to feel/reach) at launch sites and other program areas. This position requires the ability to safely operate small manually operated watercraft (i.e., kayak, canoe, etc.) and to perform routine aquatic survey techniques (i.e., rake toss).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lead Watercraft Stewards – supervisory and/or prior boat steward experience preferred.

Position Details

Watercraft Stewards and Lead Stewards work on a full-time, seasonal (temporary) basis from May through September. Work schedules are typically Thursday-Monday, including holidays, from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm with a 30 minute meal period, though schedules may also vary depending on program needs.

The Watercraft Steward program runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, with several days of required programmatic training on May 24 – May 26, 2021.

Compensation of $14.00 per hour for Watercraft Stewards. Compensation of $15.75 per hour for Lead Stewards.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible or by February 16, 2021, however, this posting will remain open until positions are filled. Position closing dates may also change based on Association needs.

To Apply & For Further Details:

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/Aquatic-Invasive-Species-Watercraft-Stewards---Lead-Stewards---Along-the-Hudson-and-Mohawk-Rivers--NY_WDR-00024652




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 governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

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 are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County


518-885-8995

Last updated March 17, 2021