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Extension Support Specialist I Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment -Hudson River Estuary

Employer
Herc Upstate New York
Location
New York, Iowa, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 29, 2022

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Sector
Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded. Extension Support Specialist I exempt The Cornell Department of Natural Resources Conservation and Land Use Specialist for its Hudson River Estuary Conservation and Land Use Program. Located in New Paltz NY The Conservation and Land Use Specialist will help communities and partners in the Hudson River estuary watershed to protect important habitat and natural areas through conservation and land-use planning. Key partners include local government decision-makers, land trusts, watershed groups, local and regional non-profit conservation organizations, and state agencies. The position is guided by the five-year Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda which outlines strategies and measures of success for the Conservation and Land Use team's outreach and technical assistance. Since 2001, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (DNRE) at Cornell University and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYSDEC) Hudson River Estuary Program have partnered to incorporate science-based conservation priorities into local land-use planning in the Hudson Valley. The program area covers the counties bordering the 150-mile long Hudson River estuary. The Conservation and Land Use Specialist will receive programmatic direction and oversight from the Estuary Program's Conservation and Land Use Team Leader to independently implement tasks and will work closely with Estuary Program and DNRE colleagues, as well as many partner programs, agencies, and organizations. Travel throughout the Hudson Valley and occasionally to Albany and Ithaca is required. Frequent attendance at evening and weekend meetings and workshops is also required. For more information: Conservation and Land Use Planning in the Hudson River Estuary Watershed: https://hudson.dnr.cals.cornell.edu/ Local planners play key role in conserving biodiversity ( Cornell Chronicle ): https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/04/local-planners-play-key-role-conserving-biodiversity Hudson River Estuary Program: https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4920.html . This position, located in New Paltz, NY, is a one-year termed appointment position through December 31, 2022. Annual appointments are expected and will be conditional upon satisfactory performance and available funding. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position. Driver's background check will be required. Require Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, natural resources, geography, environmental planning, or related field and 2-4 years of relevant, full-time professional experience in the conservation or planning field. Familiarity with municipal land-use and conservation planning. Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word), ArcGIS, and remote work platforms (e.g., Teams, Zoom). Ability and desire to learn and adapt to new technology. Critical thinking skills and ability to work on multiple tasks in a face-paced, changing environment. Excellent English communication skills including public speaking. Ability to speak confidently and concisely particularly in group situations. Excellent and detail-oriented written communication and editing skills. Skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and proper judgment in accomplishing tasks whether acting independently or participating effectively on a team. Capability to coordinate projects with a diversity of stakeholders and partners with a range of interests and backgrounds. Ability to work as part of a professional team, promoting cooperation and collaboration, as well as exercising independent judgment to carry out discrete tasks. Sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University and the Hudson River Estuary Program. Ability to work nights and weekends to attend specific meetings or programs. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in biology, ecology, natural resources, geography, environmental planning, or related field. Knowledge of Hudson Valley biology and ecology. Knowledge of New York's local land-use system and processes, natural resource inventories, open space planning, and local conservation policy options. Experience with group facilitation and community engagement, especially in municipal land-use planning contexts. Experience with biological data and GIS applications for identification of conservation priorities. Creativity in developing and delivering outreach materials, and ability to communicate biological and conservation planning concepts to diverse lay and professional audiences. Familiarity with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) issues and experience working with disadvantaged or marginalized communities to facilitate their participation in decision-making. Working understanding of the roles of relevant federal and state regulations, guidance, and funding. Strong leadership skills. University Job Title: Extension Supp Spec I Job Family: Academic Support Level: E Pay Rate Type: Salary Company: Contract College Contact Name: Alisa Gardner Number of Openings: 1 Job Titles and Pay Ranges: To learn more about Cornell's non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator . The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria: Prior relevant work or industry experience. Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position. Unique applicable skills. Current Employees: If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell. Online Submission Guidelines : Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website. Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu . For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. 2021-12-23-08:00
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