Career Opportunities


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

The Capital Region Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) Watercraft Stewards

The Capital Mohawk PRISM is in year three of administering a five-year contract (2018-2022) funded through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) via the Environmental Protection Fund. As part of the agreement with the NYSDEC, we are administering a Hudson and Mohawk River Valleys Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Spread Prevention Program and are looking to hire a team of 20 AIS Watercraft Inspection Stewards along with 6 Lead AIS Watercraft Inspection Stewards.


Watercraft stewards work independently at various boat launch locations along the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. Counties of employment include Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Green, Herkimer, Montgomery, Orange, Saratoga, Schenectady, Ulster, and Westchester.

Watercraft Stewards work on a full-time, seasonal basis from May through September. Work schedules are typically Thursday - Monday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (40 hours/week); schedules may also vary depending on program needs. Holidays and weekends are mandatory. The Watercraft Steward program runs from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, with several days of required programmatic training from May 18th to May 20th.
Duties and Responsibilities

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Watercraft Stewards and Lead Stewards provide environmental education and outreach at boat launches regarding statewide Clean, Drain, Dry practices in order to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Stewards interact daily with visitors at the launch sites utilizing knowledge gathered from the New York State Watercraft Steward Program Handbook.


Watercraft Stewards $13.50 per hour.

Lead Water Craft Stewards $15.75 per hour.

Mandatory Training May 18th – May 20th at Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, NY 12580.

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CCE of Saratoga County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

CCE of Saratoga County is seeking an Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator to work as part of the Capital/Mohawk Regional Invasive Species Management Partnership team. The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, managing, planning, and delivering of aquatic invasive species prevention, management and restoration programs designed to protect the environment from the negative impacts from invasive species. With oversight from the supervisor, the AIS Coordinator is responsible for administering the Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Program contract through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Based on established parameters, the Coordinator conducts and assists with early identification, rapid response, suppression, containment and restoration measures in the Capital Region. Additionally, the position provides technical leadership and support to partner organizations; collects and summarizes field data into reports; and maintains program tools and equipment. The Coordinator is responsible for public education and outreach regarding slowing the spread and prevention of aquatic invasive species throughout the Capital/Mohawk Region. The AIS coordinator also conducts education and outreach activities with related government and partner agencies.

The AIS Coordinator is also responsible for supervising seasonal AIS Watercraft Launch Stewards and Lead Stewarts who are responsible for public education, outreach, and data collection regarding slowing the spread and prevention of AIS. Stewards provide education and outreach at various public boat launch sites, public events and programs throughout the Capital/ Mohawk Region. The AIS Coordinator also trains volunteers from partner organizations including on the AIS data collection process.

Application Instructions

Be sure to enter your full name and contact information (address, email, and phone) in your online application. Include a cover letter, resume and indicate at least three people who may be contacted as professional references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher). Click Select Files or use the Drop Files Here box to manually move documents into your application. Please note, once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments. If you would like to add documents to your online application after submission, please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, via e-mail

External Applicants: (Including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to Applying for a Job (External Candidate) for additional guidance.

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.

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All applications must be received on-line by February 21, 2020. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

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.


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Last updated February 13, 2020