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Farm Assistant - Riverhead, NY

Company: Cornell Cooperative Extension
Location: Riverhead
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

This position will serve as the 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: assisting with providing upkeep of camp farm grounds and buildings as directed. This position will work with the Farm Supervisor and Camp Director and camp staff to ensure the safety for all. 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 and/or Team Leader. (NOTE: This position does not include cabin responsibilities but may bunk in with campers.)Required Qualifications:Must be at least 18 years of age.Desire, ability and willingness to work in a camp community/outdoor environment.Ability to work flexible hours which will include evenings and weekends, as appropriate.Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated knowledge/experience with safely using farm equipment, including tractor, mower, and weed whip operation and safety.Demonstrated knowledge/experience in one or all of the following areas: vegetable production, animal care, or general construction.Ability to accept direction, guidance and supervision.Good character, sense of human, patience and self-control.Responsibilities/Essential FunctionsAdministrative Responsibilities- 95%Assist in the upkeep of farm building and grounds (cleaning, mowing, weed whipping, painting, etc.) to maintain a safe and neat looking facility.Prepare planting, weeding and harvesting of vegetables.Collection of eggs and preparing for sale.Care and feeding of animals.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.Dispose of garbage and/or recyclables as needed.Assist in conducting inventory of equipment and supplies as a part of end-of-season inventory as assigned.Perform other duties as assigned and/or reassigned as directed/required by the Farm Supervisor and/or Camp Director.Professional Improvement - 5%Attend DPF 4-H Camp orientation/training program, and participate in staff meetings and required training events as 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 in programming and association priorities.Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.Health and Safety-Applied to all duties and functions.Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.Be familiar 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.Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County policies and procedures.Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner._POSITION DETAILS:_This is an exempt, full-time position, 100% FTE. The salary will range from $2,850 to $3,325 commensurate with experience._Pay Rate Type:_Salary_HOW TO APPLY:_Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on August 16, 2021 and 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. 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 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 Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at: _. 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.Job Title:Association Tmp Camp CustodianLevel:No Grade - AnnualPay Rate Type:SalaryCompany:Contact Name:Jerilynn CrossNumber of Openings:2 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 requiredNotice to Applicants statement. 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.Posted 30+ Days AgoFull timeWDR-00025210

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