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Cornell Cooperative Extension Lead Camp Farm Assistant - Riverhead, NY in Riverhead, New York

This position will serve as the Lead Camp Farm Assistant for DPF 4-H Camp, a residential summer camp owned and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County, located in Riverhead, New York. The primary responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to: planting and harvesting vegetables, assisting with providing upkeep of farm grounds and buildings to maintain a safe and neat looking facility, and assisting with performing basic maintenance and custodial responsibilities at DPF 4-H Camp as directed. This position will assist the supervisor from time to time with daily coordination of farm responsibilities. This position will assist with supervision of employees and oversight of volunteers as needed. This position accepts and performs all position duties outlined in this position description, and performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned and deemed appropriate by the DPF 4-H Camp Director.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate‚Äôs Degree or Equivalent Education (GED/High School Diploma and one (1) year transferrable/functional experience).

  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.

  • Must be 21 years of age.

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge/experience in one or all of the following areas: vegetable production and animal care.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/experience with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).

  • Knowledge/experience with safely using lawn maintenance equipment, including tractor/mower/weed whip operation/safety.

  • Knowledge/experience in one or all: general construction, plumbing and/or masonry.

  • Demonstrated ability to accept direction, guidance and supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and address safety concerns in the work place.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to initiate, organize, and implement established goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.

  • Ability to accept direction, guidance and supervision.

  • Good character, patience, and self-control.

    Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    Direction - 5%

  • Assist Farm Supervisor with planning for the farm season.

    Management - 15%

  • Assist in providing supervision (including guidance and performance feedback) to designated staff as needed and assist in providing oversight for program volunteers as needed in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocol.

  • Assist in the management of staff and volunteer schedule to ensure program needs are met.

  • Provide regular staffing updates to the Farm Supervisor as needed.

    Coordination/Operation - 75%

  • Perform planting, weeding and harvesting of vegetables.

  • Assist with farm stand operations.

  • Assist with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) operations.

  • Collection of eggs and preparing for sale.

  • Care and feeding of animals.

  • Assist with the coordination of the production of food crops and rotation for the farm(s).

  • Assist with creating a maintenance schedule for crops including planting, watering and harvest.

  • Maintain records of harvests for the Farm Supervisor.

  • Assist with coordinating livestock schedule.

  • Provide input to implement soil management plan.

  • Assist in the upkeep of farm grounds (cleaning, mowing, weed whipping, etc.) to maintain a safe and neat look facility.

  • Make repairs and/or alterations as needed to farm facilities and/or grounds.

  • Assist in conducting daily inspections to ensure equipment is safe, clean and in good repair.

  • Drive Association van with produce.

  • Dispose of garbage and/or recyclables as needed.

  • Perform other maintenance duties as assigned by the Camp Director and/or Farm Supervisor for the efficient upkeep of the DPF 4-H Camp facilities.

    Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 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 - Applies 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 - Applies 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 Nassau 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.

    POSITION DETAILS:

    This position is a full-time, non-exempt position, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $19.00 - $20.00, commensurate with experience. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, NYS retirement, vacation and sick leave.

    Pay Rate Type: Hourly

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on March 22, 2023 and until a qualified pool of candidates is identified.

    Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

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

    Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance. Contact Erika at eh482@cornell.edu with questions.

    No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

    The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Erika at eh482@cornell.edu .

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

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Job Title:

Association Camp Temporary

Level:

TMP

Pay Rate Type:

Hourly

Company:

Contact Name:

Jerilynn Cross

Number of Openings:

1

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 government 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.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement (https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs) . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

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. As provided in New York State County Law Article 5, Section 224, the independent county and regional extension service associations are locally operated under the direction of Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. County and regional extension service association employees are employed by their association to engage in educational work and are not employees of Cornell University. Look for us on the web at cce.cornell.edu/.

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