This position provides program and technical support for three teams
1) The Cornell Vegetable Program, a CCE regional agriculture team that conducts applied research and educational programming for the commercial vegetable industry in 11 counties in Western NY;
2)The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program-the position provides technical supports for the network of weather specialists; and
3) Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario – information technology support for all staff.
Program Development 10%
Assists with identifying program needs through supervisors, advisory committees to CVP and the Weather Network and program participants.
Program Implementation and Management 85%
Works as part of the CVP team to set up and collect data from applied research trials and demonstrations on commercial vegetable farms; inputs data from field research into Excel spreadsheets.
Assists with CVP communications by compiling weather data, disease forecasts and insect trap catch report data for the Veg Edge Weekly newsletter.
Assists team with diagnosis of crop and pest problems.
Assists teams with set-up for educational meetings; provides AV support and troubleshooting.
Assists with the installation and maintenance and coordination of weather instruments at locations determined to be suitable.
Works with the team of weather programmers from the Climate Center to create and modify computer programs for downloading data and displaying information in usable formats.
Coordinates training for field staff in operation of weather instruments, including trouble shooting.
As part of the team of CCE of Ontario County, coordinates and troubleshoots for staff computers.
Works with the various teams to ensure outreach in programming for a wide range of audiences.
Direct Supervisor is Julie Kikert
Associate’s degree in related field plus two years related experience in Cooperative Extension or equivalent experience in an industry setting; or High School Diploma and 4 years work experience.
Ability to identify needs within the vegetable program and weather network.
Ability to work effectively with growers, agribusinesses, support staff, and specialists.
Ability to collect and organize data.
Familiar with appropriate computer programs, electronic communication networks, and other electronic technology
Good written and verbal communication skills, team skills, and the ability to work with committees.
Ability to work with and relate to other Extension staff and a variety of clientele.
All applications must be submitted
Cover letters and resumes will not be accepted by any other means. Rquisition 19724 will close 3/18/13. Please contact Carm Farabella at cf54
if you have any questions.
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.
Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE