Under general supervision, the Water Quality Technician is responsible for providing support and technical assistance for water quality related educational and research activities. The primary purpose of the Water Quality Technician position is to conduct field work such as stormwater monitoring, conveyance mapping, and water quality sampling on a variety of funded projects. The Technician may also assist in public outreach efforts and in other water quality related activities such as routine laboratory work, goose management, and data entry. The Water Quality Technician will work as a team member with existing Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) staff including stormwater and water quality specialists, educators, and technicians.
Associate Degree in biological or related sciences and at least 1 year experience relevant to the role of the position or High School Diploma and 2 years volunteer or work experience
Ability to lift 50 lbs
Ability to work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather
Must be reliable and able to work independently as well as with others
Good communication and record keeping skills
Ability to understand and implement written and oral instructions
Experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
Experience with data entry and analysis
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate
Valid NYS Driver's License
Ability to pass Motor Vehicle Screen process
OTHER: 40 hours per week
Bachelor's degree in biology, environmental sciences, hydrology, natural resource management, engineering, or other related field
Experience working with GPS devices
Experience using (GIS) Geographic Information Systems
One year experience in stormwater or water quality related projects preferred
Program Delivery - 85 %
Teach the existing educational program as defined with educational outreach efforts as it relates to storm water, water quality and other marine related issues.
Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Utilize established materials, serve as subject matter resource in discipline; Provide standard responses.
Interact with program participants, utilizing a variety of proven educational methodologies.
Assist with staffing a table occasionally at a fair.
Represent the Association before the public, community leaders and Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Applied Research - 5 %
May assist in collection and processing of diagnostic laboratory samples.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
May provide a limited amount of routine tasks related to program needs.
May provide low-complexity administrative tasks to support the delivery of established educational program goals. Examples:
May compile, edit and/or format existing resources into educational program materials.
May compile, tally and/or format evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
May compile, tally and/or format applied research data based on existing framework.
May compile, tally and/or format program needs assessment data based on existing framework.
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 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.
Number of Positions: 2
Hours: 40 Hours per week (Non-Exempt)
Salary Range: $16.75 – $17.75 – Per hour
Benefits: Full Benefits
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