CCE of Saratoga County Intermunicipal Stormwater Management Program Specialist - Ballston Spa, NY
August 11, 2018
Ballston Spa, New York
The Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension Intermunicipal Stormwater Management (‘ISWM’) Program Specialist will assist the Supervisor and the GIS/Mapping Specialist to coordinate the implementation and delivery of all program elements including: public education and outreach; municipal and technical training programs; documentation of program activities; program administration; grants administration and reporting; expense tracking; field based technical assistance; field mapping and assessment of municipal storm water assets and facilities; and acceptance and dispensation of public complaints or reports.
Please include a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants:Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
All applications must be received on-line by August 24, 2018. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Ecology or related field. Associate Degree in related field and two years' transferrable program experience may substitute for a Bachelor's degree.
Ability to coordinate, manage and deliver informal educational programs.
Ability to meet regular travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required. Occasional use of personal vehicle for driving between work sites may be required.
Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
Ability to work flexible hours which frequently includes evenings, weekends and holidays, as appropriate.
Computer Skills: Experienced with or ability to learn Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel and Outlook. Prior experience using a tablet or the ability to learn how to use a tablet for data entry purposes. Ability to learn and apply website management software.
Communication Skills: Strong communication skills - both verbal and written. Ability to communicate with program participants and others effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Ability to utilize program resources within the community.
Ability to read English and interpret documents such instructions, safety and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with team members and immediate supervisor.
Demonstrated ability to successfully market program though social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation.
Demonstrated experience in running meetings and planning events for the public.
High level of organizational skills.
Ability to perform the following functions with or without reasonable accommodation: regularly work in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat, precipitation and cold; regularly lift, move or transport program materials.
Certified Professional of Municipal Stormwater Management (‘CPMSM’); or, Certified Professional of Erosion and Sediment Control (‘CPESC’); or, Certified Professional of Stormwater Quality (‘CPSWQ’)
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 5%
Serve as subject matter resource in ISWM; provide standard responses. Interact with program participants. Act as a public contact for storm water issues, in the absence of the Supervisor. May assist in providing moderately complex nonstandard responses.
Teach the existing educational program as defined. Foster acceptance of program, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Provide educational program efforts via mass media.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery. Act as liaison to any/all local, County, regional, or State-level groups, committees, or projects in the absence of the Supervisor.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts to deliver program.
Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies.
May assist in teaching innovative educational programs.
May assist in ensuring that program delivery is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
Applied Research - 5%
Assist the Supervisor with two (2) on-going water quality applied research/monitoring programs as well as any other applied research projects as needed.
Direction - 5%
Assist in developing and/or enhancing/ expanding relationships with stewardship volunteers, community groups, appropriate agencies, organizations, industries and community leaders ISWM program.
Assist in developing communication strategies for ISWM program.
Management - 10%
May provide moderately complex administrative management support to ISWM program.
Solve problems and resolving conflicts that arise in the program, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
May provide moderately complex administrative tasks in guiding the implementation of the program grants and budget. Assist the Supervisor in the writing and administration of any/all grant applications and/or awards.
Coordination/Operation - 70%
Provide moderately complex administrative tasks to support the delivery of established educational ISWM program goals. Meets or exceeds targeted program coordination goals assigned by the Supervisor.
Assist the Supervisor with coordinating all public education and outreach efforts.
Assist the Supervisor and/or GIS Specialist with all New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC’) SPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Operator Permit required or related record keeping
Coordinate the program implementation efforts, planning and activities. Coordinate all registration and other administrative duties related to training activities, including but not limited to the: Eastern NY Stormwater Regional Training Center (‘ENY SW RTC’) Design Track; ENY SW RTC MS4 Track
Assist the Supervisor with the implementation of a continuous ISWM Program L-SWMP Officials, Staff and Contractor Training Program.
Assist the Supervisor coordinate any/all other special projects related to stormwater or water quality in Saratoga County.
Maintain existing relationships with stewardship volunteers and community groups.
Compile existing resources into educational program materials.
Implement established ISWM program schedule.
Revise and/or update ISWM program website content (www.saratogastormwater.org)
Collect evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
Collect applied research data based on existing framework.
Collect program needs assessment data based on existing framework.
Recruit program attendees.
Compile grant application materials.
On a regular basis transports self, also regularly lifting, moving and/or transporting program materials.
Provide moderately complex administrative tasks in implementation of the ISWM program grants and budget. Prepare and submit expense report. Provide input to supervisor for grants and budget preparation.
Provide routine low-complexity administrative support to conducting mass media efforts related to the ISWM program.
Assist in implementing a shared ISWM vision, building understanding around the mission and the advancement of the mission.
Draft standard and nonstandard reports and communications, requiring only occasional guidance from Supervisor. Assist the supervisor in the compilation and publication of the Combined Saratoga County MS4s' Annual Report to NYSDEC.
Assist with coordination of marketing and promotion of the ISWM programming through public relation initiatives and networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational and other organizations.
Professional Improvement - 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 - Applied 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 - 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 adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Saratoga 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.
This is a full time, nonexempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $20.00 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
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 you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail email@example.com or phone (518) 765-3503.
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 support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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