Serve as a member of the Marine Program responsible for assisting in the planning and implementing various ongoing fisheries. Educator will be responsible for delivery of marine educational programs that address local, regional, and statewide programming priorities, emphasizing fisheries demonstration research programming initiatives and the fishing industry and community members' education on the importance of fisheries research. Promoting program objectives and plans, emphasizing field applied research projects, processing and reporting commercial and recreational fisheries data, education of fishing industry and community members on the importance of fisheries research, and delivery of fisheries programs in Suffolk County. This individual represents Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Program to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University as part of program delivery. Several state and federal grants fund this position. The Technician will work as a team member with existing Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) staff, including fisheries specialists, educators, and technicians. Will receive direction and guidance on daily work activities from Supervisor and Association Subject Educator IIs, as needed. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree appropriate to the position or Associates Degree's responsibilities and two years of transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for bachelor's degree. Ability to lift 50 lbs. unassisted. Must be able to meet travel demands associated with this position. Must be able to report to various locations to start the workday. Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, evenings, and weekends, as appropriate. Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Ability to go to sea for various periods. Ability to communicate daily activities, program progress, and production to Supervisor. Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods and electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.). Detail-oriented. Ability to follow procedures and written instructions. Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information. Proficiency with windows-based software, including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts. Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity. Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate Supervisor. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders. Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in marine science, natural science, environmental science, and a basic understanding of marine science. Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations. Experience in fisheries and fisheries management. Experience in marine education and community outreach. Experience with and knowledge of commercial fishing gear. Ability to accurately identify local species of fish and be familiar with local fisheries. Ability to work alone with little supervision. Ability to organize reference materials for retrieval by others and be willing to learn the new subject matter. Experience conducting dockside and at-sea research education demonstration program delivery on commercial fishing vessels. Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Program Responsibilities: Program Delivery - 70% Deliver marine educational programs that address local, regional, and statewide programming priorities, emphasizing fisheries demonstration research programming initiatives and the fishing industry and community members' education on the importance of fisheries research. Utilize various educational methods that may include on-board teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, the internet, and distance learning to deliver the program. Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences. Provide educational program efforts to the fishing industry and fisheries managers via mass media, including contributing articles to Fisheries publications, utilizing e-mails, phone calls, and website postings. Interact with program participants to provide programming and support- professionally always representing CCE. Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell, or other land grant universities professionally as part of program delivery. Provide program education, outreach, and information in various locations at fisheries council meetings, fisheries workshops, and training. Maintain and prepare materials necessary for the Marine program applying existing subject matter knowledge. Assist in-field support and coordination of demonstration research projects. Program Evaluation - 5% Assist in analyzing collected program evaluation data for reporting and program improvement purposes using standard, established policy, procedure, and methods. Interact with program participants, Association staff, program committees, county/community leaders, and other key stakeholders to collect evaluation data for improving programs. May assist in designing the program evaluation framework and recommending program changes to strengthen and improve programs. Communicate evaluation results and findings. Applied Research - 10% Assist in conducting applied fisheries research, including at-sea and dockside field activities requiring the ability to identify and lift specimens to and from scales. Collect and process samples and data. Communicate all applied research activities to Supervisor. Assist in maintaining a direct linkage with Cornell University faculty for guidance in applied research. Assist in coordination and interaction with fishing industry cooperative research partners. Assist in-field support and coordination of demonstration research projects. Administrative Responsibilities: Management - 5% Under the guidance of the Supervisor, manage volunteers as needed. Give guidance to volunteers and co-workers, including those performing similar work to field methods, as needed. Coordination/Operation - 5% Maintain communication with constituents and the community through various methods such as newsletters, phone calls, e-mails, electronic technology, internet, social media, website postings, and content. Assist with coordination of marketing and promotion of Marine program through public relation initiatives and networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational, and other organizations. Provide information as directed by Supervisor regarding preparing and presenting reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board, and others, as necessary. Prepare materials for grant/contract proposal submission. Maintain a high level of self-motivation and self-management to include time management and scheduling self to achieve maximum productivity. Provide technical support for equipment maintenance. Assist in coordination and interaction with fishing industry cooperative research partners. Professional Improvement - 5% Prepare for and actively participate in staff training and meetings. Participate in staff evaluation processes as instructed. 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 living and 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 adhered to the established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Suffolk County policies, procedures, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success. Contribute to the organization's overall success by performing all assigned duties professionally, timely, and accurate. Equal Opportunity Employment Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. POSITION DETAILS: Salary: Non-exempt $16.82 (per hour) Hour: Full-time 40 hours per week Benefits: Full Benefits Date Position Available: Approximately April 1, 2021 HOW TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained. Applicants need to: Attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. 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