| Cornell University scientists based in Geneva, Ithaca, and Fredonia, New York, conduct applied research at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory (CLEREL) aimed at increasing the profitability of Lake Erie region grape growers while maintaining sustainable practices in the vineyard. Research-based information is then provided to the grape industry through the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, a joint effort of Cornell University and Penn State University.|
Our technical support staff works with faculty researchers to study a broad range of topics to optimize grape productivity and quality, with the ultimate goal of maximizing the profitability of the growers and industries in the region.
Under general supervision of and in collaboration with Director, create, oversee, operate and maintain a research project management system for all CLEREL projects. Take a lead role in directing and performing general vineyard, farm, and laboratory activities to complete team research objectives. Oversee building systems and resolve issues through appropriate Cornell support personnel. Assist with maintenance and updating of application, applicator and pesticide reporting. Perform these tasks while ensuring strict compliance with all federal, state, university, college and NYSAES laws, rules, regulations, policies and protocols, while maintaining a safe workplace for staff and visitors, as well as protecting the natural environment.
Required Qualifications: Associates Degree or equivalent, and three to four years' experience in similar type work. Demonstrable math and computer skills with experience in word processing, spread sheets, and relational databases, web calendars and email. Sound judgment, excellent reasoning, decision-making and organization skills, and meticulous record keeping. Flexibility and the ability to adapt to and overcome constant priority changes brought on by unfavorable weather conditions, labor shortages, equipment breakdowns, emerging pest populations, and conflicts with clients' schedules. Strong communication skills to tactfully build and maintain productive relationships with clients, staff, administrators, experts, and vendors. Outstanding stewardship of the environment, client resources, and Unit resources. Must be capable of multitasking to maximize efficient use of the Team's available time. Ability to work well with others while creating a high quality and respectful work environment. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision while supporting the efforts of an overall team. Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive/confidential material in a professional manner. Must have and maintain a valid NYS driver license, and undergo a successful driving background check. Must possess and maintain New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commercial Pesticide Applicator certifications in all categories required. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Bachelors' Degree in horticulture, plant science or other science related field. 3-4 years' experience working in a research environment, and strong agricultural research experience. Working knowledge of payroll applications, as well as NYSDEC requirements for pesticide applications.
Essential Physical Requirements
Typically lifts 20 to 50 lbs
University Job Title:Field Coordinator
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Patricia Mahoney
Number of Openings:1
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