The Research Foundation for The State University of New York Service Available Job Openings Listing of all available openings at The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/ en-US Sun, 3 Mar 2024 09:14:10 CST 2024 - Senior Training/Development Specialist/Curriculum Developer - Albany - ICHP/LEADS - Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=221 Title: Senior Training and Development Specialist/Curriculum Developer Location: Albany, New York (This is a hybrid position) FTE: Full Time - Annual Salary $57,000 - $59,000 Summary of position: The Institute for Community Health Promotion (ICHP) Learning, Engagement, and Development Services (ICHP/LEADS) at SUNY Buffalo State is seeking to hire a Senior Training and Development Specialist/Curriculum Developer to deliver statewide computer training and technical assistance on NYS-proprietary and non-proprietary applications to State and local district Social Services agency staff; design and develop curriculum, including PowerPoint presentations, quick-reference guides, distance learning modules, and computer-based trainings; and perform other duties as assigned. Responsibilities: Training and related activities: Deliver high-quality instructor-led classroom sessions, one-on-one sessions, and virtual WebEx Classroom training to NYS Department of Social Services (DSS) and NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) staff at various field locations, using mobile lab equipment for classroom sessions. Provide project orientation, training, and guidance to new staff. Ensure that training all materials and presentations adhere to NYS Branding Standards. Curriculum development and related activities: Conduct learning needs assessments to inform the process of developing up-to-date curriculum. Collaborate with colleagues, subject matter experts, and NYS staff to ensure that training outcomes exceed the sponsor's (OTDA's) expectations. Write learning objectives, produce training outlines, and write story board content. Translate technical information on NYS proprietary systems for end users through the development of dynamic and engaging training, including PowerPoint presentations, case scenarios, leader's guides, Quick Reference Guides, and e-learning modules for adult learners. Proofread and edit curriculum content. Monitor policy changes and revise curriculum accordingly. Miscellaneous activities: Provide technical assistance to DSS districts and OTDA. Compile and submit required documentation (e.g., attendance records, training reports, administrative documentation, etc.) in a timely manner. Perform other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in education, information systems, or a related field At least two years of experience in the development, implementation, and training delivery in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to produce logical, comprehensive, and appealing, user-friendly learning tools. Working knowledge of adult learning principles and training methods Experience engaging and managing a classroom of adult learners with differing needs and abilities Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups, handle multiple priorities and work under pressure Preferred Qualifications: Experience using Articulate Storyline, SnagIt, and Camtasia software Knowledge of human services-related assistance programs (e.g., SNAP, TA, HEAP, etc.) Exceptional verbal and written communication skills Proficiency using Windows and Microsoft Office applications Physical requirements: Ability to: Lift, move, and transport mobile computer lab Lift and carry up to 40 lbs. Travel Requirements: Upon reinstatement of classroom training, frequent travel throughout NYS may be required to provide training and offer technical assistance. This opportunity includes an excellent benefit package and is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled: Only one document upload allowed in the system. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Tue, 24 May 2022 11:17:56 CST Albany, NY 221 2024 - Grants Associate - Buffalo, NY - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=236 Title: Grants Associate for the Sponsored Program Office at Buffalo State FTE: Full Time Location: Buffalo, New York Annual Salary: $54,000 - $60,000 The Research Foundation for SUNY (RF) is SUNY's authorized representative for externally funded grants, contracts and other agreements. The Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) office in conjunction with the RF, provides leadership in grants and contracts administration from proposal development to closeout. We work closely with faculty to oversee the submission of grant proposals and ensure the responsible stewardship of grant funding according to University, State, Federal and sponsor specific guidelines. SPA is seeking a dynamic individual who will provide research administrative support to Buffalo State faculty and staff. In this role, you will learn policies and procedures for performing diversified administrative functions for various pre-award and non-financial post award activities on sponsored awards. Under the leadership of the SPA Director, and in a team oriented environment, the Grants Associate acts as the primary point of contact to oversee compliance with awarding agency terms and conditions and conformance to various policies and procedures. Responsibilities include: Provide direct support to the University community during the proposal preparation and submission process. Navigate within various sponsor electronic systems as well as the internal database to perform required tasks. Effectively coordinating between various faculty, departments, university business offices, and sponsors. Provide research administrative support to faculty and staff by reviewing sponsor guidelines, requesting Certificates of Insurance, interacting with SPA colleagues Participate in various campus and RF meetings as needed. Ensuring compliance with federal, state, local and institutional regulations/policies and working collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide information regarding policies and procedures and seeks resolutions to problems. Other assigned duties. Requirements: Strong written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail and the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy. Ability to work in a diverse, deadline driven environment. Proficiency in navigating business systems, electronic documents and sponsors' websites. Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe. Preferred Qualifications: Associates Degree or higher Prior experience in higher education administration. Demonstrated knowledge of research administration methodologies, practices and policies, including federal regulations and statutes. Knowledge of post-award to support a high-quality service throughout the sponsored research life cycle. Job Related Physical Requirements: Ability to work on a computer for long period of time Ability to sit for long periods of time Travel Requirements: Less than 5% of the year. Deadline to apply is February 25, 2024. Please provide cover letter and resume as a single attachment. This opportunity includes an excellent benefit package grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Mon, 29 Jan 2024 20:21:27 CST Buffalo, NY 236 2024 - WNY PRISM Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager - Buffalo, NY - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=237 Title: WNY PRISM Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager FTE: Full Time Location: Buffalo, New York Annual Salary: $56,000 - $58,000 About WNY PRISM The Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) is one of eight regional partnerships within New York State created to address the threat of invasive species and prevent the harm they cause to the environment, economy and human health. Our goal is to improve, restore and protect local aquatic and terrestrial resources by improving the effectiveness of invasive species management efforts, providing region wide coordination for invasive species monitoring and management, raising awareness and engaging community members. For more information about WNY PRISM and our programming, please visit www.wnyprism.org. WNY PRISM is hosted by the Great Lakes Center and is a sponsored program of the Research Foundation for SUNY Buffalo State University. WNY PRISM is funded by the Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Position Description WNY PRISM is seeking an Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager to lead the successful implementation of WNY PRISM's Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program and aquatic invasive species management efforts. WNY PRISM works on high priority invasive species management projects involving prevention, early detection and rapid response, management, and habitat restoration for both terrestrial and aquatic species. Projects involve multiple partners and represent the diversity of environmental interests and unique habitats across the region. The Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager (Program Manager) will coordinate WNY PRISM's Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program and lead efforts involving aquatic invasive species management, early detection and response, and education throughout the 8-county WNY PRISM region. The Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program (WISP) includes up to 15 public boat launches staffed from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of WISP including partner communications, obtaining necessary permissions, hiring, training and supervision of Boat Stewards, data management, reporting and communication of program accomplishments, and maintaining equipment and outreach materials. Coordination of WISP will be the primary focus of the Program Manager however additional program responsibilities will include aquatic invasive species (AIS) survey and removal efforts, focused on early detection priority species, facilitation of the WNY Water Chestnut Working Group, development of an annual AIS workshop and additional educational efforts, data management and analysis, and reporting. The Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager will report directly to the WNY PRISM Coordinator. Primary Responsibilities Coordinate WNY PRISM's Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program. Prioritize and select boat launch sites and obtain all necessary permissions to host Boat Stewards. Ensure effective communication with launch partners. Recruit, retain and supervise qualified watercraft stewards (13). Provide quality assurance for all data collected and conduct Boat Steward field assessments. Use of Survey123 and WISPA (Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program Application), Walk-up and Angler Surveys. Purchase, manage and maintain supplies and equipment necessary to run the program. Coordinate aquatic invasive species survey and removal efforts with a focus on Tier 2 (early detection) species and site monitoring. Facilitate WNY Water Chestnut Working Group and represent WNY PRISM as part of additional partner led working groups (Hydrilla, iMapInvasives). Identify need and assist with development of AIS education and outreach materials. Provide annual Aquatic Invasive Species Training Program/Workshop for WNY PRISM region. Represent WNY PRISM at organizational planning meetings, working groups, conferences and outreach events. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of AIS issues and management information. Work and communicate with WNY PRISM Program Managers on shared projects. Maintain regular communication with WNY PRISM Coordinator including bi-weekly meetings. Maintain detailed and organized records. Additional Responsibilities Assist with WNY PRISM education and outreach efforts including assisting with community events and trainings. Maintain effective communication with WNY PRISM Staff on projects and shared resources. Assist with WNY PRISM administrative duties and general office operations. Assist with WNY PRISM grant and contract reporting requirements. Qualifications Undergraduate Degree required, Master's Degree preferred (Ecology, Biology, Natural Resources or similar). A minimum 3-years related professional experience required. Demonstrated success with project management, program development and coordination. Experience with Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Programs. Experience working with large data sets, effectively managing data collection, review, confirmation and analysis. Experience working with electronic data collection tools and programs, such as WISPA. Demonstrated strong writing and communication skills. Excellent time management and organizational skills. Demonstrated experience hiring, training and supervising staff. Strong knowledge of invasive species, invasive species ecology and management, specifically aquatic invasive species (all taxa). Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative setting. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Professional experience with ArcGIS/ArcGIS online and related programs. Physical Requirements Ability to work outdoors in potentially inclement weather, to regularly lift 30-50 lbs, and the ability to work at a desk for a standard, 8-hour workday. Travel Requirements WNY PRISM staff share access to a work vehicle/truck (F250), however use of personal vehicle will be required as the truck is primarily used for field operations. Employee will be reimbursed for work related travel when using personal vehicle, at the federally approved rate, currently $0.67 per mile. This position will require considerable travel within the 8-county region of WNY PRISM. Job Details This is a full-time, permanent position (40 hours/week) with current funding expected to continue through December 31, 2028. Weekend hours will be required, mostly during the field season while the Stewards are on duty, and during which time the Program Manager will work a Tuesday - Saturday schedule. Some evening and overnight travel will be required. Position availability is dependent upon final approval of funding. Employees of the Research Foundation are eligible for health coverage, including vision and dental, paid time off, and retirement contributions. Position is based out of the WNY PRISM Office on the SUNY Buffalo State University Campus in Buffalo, NY. Please provide cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references as single attachment. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. The position will remain open until filled. Questions about this position may be directed to Andrea Locke, Coordinator, lockeas@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls, please. This opportunity includes an excellent benefit package grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Mon, 5 Feb 2024 09:24:03 CST Buffalo, NY 237 2024 - WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Assistant - Buffalo, NY - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=238 About WNY PRISM The Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) is one of eight regional partnerships within New York State created to address the threat of invasive species and prevent or minimize the harm they cause to the environment, economy, and human health. This is accomplished through use of a coordinated partnership network for which we provide leadership, technical assistance and collaboration opportunities. Our goal is to improve, restore, and protect local aquatic and terrestrial resources by improving the effectiveness of invasive species management efforts, engaging the public in management actions, and increasing awareness of invasive species issues throughout the 8-county region. For more information about WNY PRISM and our programming, please visit www.wnyprism.org. WNY PRISM is a sponsored program of the Research Foundation for SUNY Buffalo State University and is hosted by the Great Lakes Center. Funding for WNY PRISM is provided by the Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Position Description The WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Assistant will work closely with WNY PRISM staff and partners to implement and expand our education, outreach and community science programs, and will report directly to the WNY PRISM Community Science and Engagement Program Manager. Education efforts are essential to the success of the partnership and are integrated into nearly all aspects of WNY PRISM's work. The selected candidate will help maintain the WNY PRISM social media accounts and Listserv, prepare e-newsletters, develop invasive species educational materials and content for the website, upload and organize photos, organize and lead education events, maintain detailed records, and communicate with partners. In addition, the Education and Outreach Assistant will assist with invasive species management activities such as invasive species surveys, removal and habitat restoration projects, as needed. WNY PRISM seeks highly motivated candidates with the education and experience necessary to succeed. WNY PRISM is a supportive and collaborative environment that will provide the opportunity to learn and work within all aspects of invasive species management. Individuals will gain valuable experience and increase their skill level in the fields of public outreach and education, program development, materials development, volunteer coordination, and invasive species management. Primary Responsibilities Update and manage WNY PRISM social media accounts, Listserv and community events calendar. Update and aid in the development of education, outreach and community science materials. Write bi-weekly e-News and the WNY PRISM Fall Newsletter. Assist with the development of educational resources and content for the WNY PRISM website. Upload and organize photos in SharePoint Photo Library. Help to plan and implement in-person and virtual workshops and trainings. Assist with volunteer program and volunteer coordination ensuring high safety standards. Give presentations to a public audience on topics such as invasive species identification and iMapInvasives. Maintain detailed records for all educational, outreach and volunteer events and information. Maintain detailed records of communications with partners, volunteers and other parties. Additional Responsibilities Assist with invasive species surveys and mapping, using iMapInvasives. Assist WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Crew and partners with invasive species removal efforts. Assist with office operations including organization, purchasing, answering phone and email inquiries, partner communication, and other general office tasks. Qualifications Undergraduate Degree (Environmental Science, Environmental Education, Natural Resources or similar preferred). 1-year related professional experience. Knowledge of invasive species, invasive species ecology and management. Strong interest in environmental education and invasive species management. Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher). Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign or willingness to learn. Working knowledge of social media (Facebook and Instagram). Evidence of good time management skills and organization. Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative setting. Comfortable speaking in front of a wide variety of audiences. Travel Requirements Use of personal vehicle will be required. When using a personal vehicle, employee will be reimbursed for approved work-related travel at the current rate of $0.67 per mile. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $21.00/hour), with an expected timeframe of May 1, 2024 - September 30, 2024 (~21.5 weeks). The E&O Assistant will work Tuesday - Saturday, with Sunday/Monday off. Some evening hours will be required. Position is dependent upon final approval of funding. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 15, 2024. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Please provide cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and writing sample as a single attachment. Questions can be directed to Rachel Taylor, Community Science and Engagement Program Manager at taylorrm@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please. This opportunity is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Mon, 12 Feb 2024 17:33:03 CST Buffalo, NY 238 2024 - WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Assistant - Buffalo, NY - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=239 About WNY PRISM The Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) is one of eight regional partnerships within New York State created to address the threat of invasive species and prevent or minimize the harm they cause to the environment, economy, and human health. This is accomplished through use of a coordinated partnership network for which we provide leadership, technical assistance and collaboration opportunities. Our goal is to improve, restore, and protect local aquatic and terrestrial resources by improving the effectiveness of invasive species management efforts, engaging the public in management actions, and increasing awareness of invasive species issues throughout the 8-county region. For more information about WNY PRISM and our programming, please visit www.wnyprism.org. WNY PRISM is a sponsored program of the Research Foundation for SUNY Buffalo State University and is hosted by the Great Lakes Center. Funding for WNY PRISM is provided by the Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Position Description The WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Assistants (3) will work closely with the WNY PRISM Terrestrial Program Manager, Field Crew Leader and partners to implement invasive species prevention, early detection, management, and habitat restoration projects within the 8-county WNY PRISM region. The selected candidates will conduct invasive species surveys and assessments, assist with priority invasive species removal and restoration projects, provide project reports and may assist with outreach events such as tabling at farmers' markets. Invasive species removal efforts will include use of both manual and chemical (herbicide) methods. This is primarily a field position, and the selected candidates can expect to spend the majority of their time working outdoors in remote locations and will experience inclement weather conditions. WNY PRISM seeks highly motivated candidates with the education and experience necessary to succeed. WNY PRISM is a supportive and collaborative environment that will provide the opportunity to gain valuable experience within all aspects of invasive species management. Individuals will meet and work with local environmental professionals and increase their skills and knowledge of invasive species ecology, invasive species management practices, data collection, project assessment, partnership coordination and public outreach. Primary Responsibilities Assist with invasive species removal efforts including use of manual and chemical (herbicide) methods. Collect and maintain data for all survey and management activities using field data collection tools (GPS, tablets, etc.). Assist with habitat restoration efforts such as native plantings and seed collection. Provide detailed written reports on survey and management efforts. Represent WNY PRISM at community events including farmers' markets, volunteer workdays, etc. Assist with outreach content for WNY PRISM website including news/blog articles and resource updates. Qualifications Undergraduate Degree (Ecology, Biology, Natural Resources or similar preferred). Knowledge of invasive species, invasive species ecology and management. Experience with invasive species survey and removal methods. Invasive species and plant identification skills. Experience with detailed data collection and organization. Experience using and maintaining stewardship equipment including hand tools, herbicide applicators, brushcutters, etc. Ability to work outdoors in sometimes difficult conditions. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint). Work well both independently and in a collaborative setting. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experience working in a professional capacity. Physical Requirements Ability to lift 30-50 lbs. Ability to stand, bend, squat and walk for extended periods of time. Ability to work in varying weather conditions - this is an outdoor position. Travel Requirements Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required. Use of personal vehicle will be required. When using a personal vehicle, employees will be reimbursed for approved work-related travel at the current rate of $0.67 per mile. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $21.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 6, 2024 - September 20, 2024 (~20 weeks). Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required. Position is dependent upon final approval of funding. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 22, 2024. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Please provide cover letter, resume and 3 professional references as a single attachment. Questions about this position may be directed to Brittany Hernon, Terrestrial Program Manager, hernonba@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls, please. This opportunity is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Mon, 12 Feb 2024 17:40:32 CST Buffalo, NY 239 2024 - WNY PRISM Watercraft Inspection Steward/Environmental Educator - Buffalo, NY - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=240 About WNY PRISM The Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) is one of eight regional partnerships within New York State created to address the threat of invasive species and prevent or minimize the harm they cause to the environment, economy, and human health. This is accomplished through use of a coordinated partnership network for which we provide leadership, technical assistance and collaboration opportunities. Our goal is to improve, restore, and protect local aquatic and terrestrial resources by improving the effectiveness of invasive species management efforts, engaging the public in management actions, and increasing awareness of invasive species issues throughout the 8-county region. For more information about WNY PRISM and our programming, please visit www.wnyprism.org. WNY PRISM is a sponsored program of the Research Foundation for SUNY Buffalo State University and is hosted by the Great Lakes Center. Funding for WNY PRISM is provided by the Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Position Description The WNY PRISM Watercraft Inspection Steward Program is designed to prevent the transport, spread and establishment of aquatic invasive species while increasing public awareness of this threat. WNY PRISM Watercraft Inspection Steward/Environmental Educators (Stewards) are an essential component of this program and will represent WNY PRISM while working toward improving environmental health. Stewards will interact daily with the public at boat launches performing boat inspections to remove visible aquatic plants and animals from all types of watercraft and will be responsible for public education and distribution of educational materials. Removal of aquatic plants and animals will help to prevent the transport and spread of aquatic invasive species. Stewards will also have the opportunity to assist with invasive species survey and removal projects, such as early detection/rapid response and control efforts, to monitor and reduce established populations of both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. This is a field position and candidates should expect to spend the majority of their time outdoors. Stewards will be assigned to a single, primary launch; however, coverage needs may require occasional travel to other launches. Stewards are required to attend a mandatory, two-day training prior to beginning work at their assigned launches. WNY PRISM is a supportive work environment that will provide the opportunity for Stewards to learn and gain valuable experience in the fields of invasive species management, environmental protection and public outreach. Stewards will meet and work with local environmental professionals and improve their skills and understanding of invasive species ecology, invasive species management practices, data collection and public outreach. Primary Responsibilities Conduct voluntary watercraft inspections at assigned boat launches. Collect survey data using provided data collection tools. Ensure data collected is complete, accurate, and uploaded as scheduled. Conduct public outreach and distribute educational materials. Communicate effectively with supervisor. Maintain supplies and equipment. Additional Responsibilities Represent WNY PRISM at community events such as county fairs and festivals. Assist with invasive species removal activities. Assist with invasive species surveys and monitoring. Qualifications Completed, or pursuing, undergraduate degree in biology, natural resources, environmental sciences, or similar. Strong verbal communication skills. Ability to interact with the public in a professional and respectful manner. Ability to work independently and in potentially inclimate weather. Experience with or basic knowledge of plant identification. Strong interest in invasive species management and ecology. Previous environmental education experience. Driver's license and reliable transportation to and from launch locations. Physical Requirements Ability to lift 30-50 lbs. Ability to stand, bend, squat and walk for extended periods of time. Ability to work in varying weather conditions - this is an outdoor position and boat launches may have limited infrastructure. WNY PRISM is also hiring 2 Lead Stewards. Lead Stewards will assist the Program Manager with training, scheduling, supervision and reporting for the Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program. In addition to the qualifications listed above, the Lead Steward Positions require: Experience working with invasive species, aquatic invasive species strongly preferred. Experience with independent data collection and organization, experience with field and/or vegetation surveys preferred. Experience leading and training staff. Excellent communication skills, verbal and written. Strong problem-solving skills. Strong time management and organizational skills. Locations Boat launch sites are located throughout the WNY PRISM region. Sites are located in Buffalo, along the Tonawanda Creek/Erie Canal from the Niagara River to Lockport, Niagara River, Allegheny Reservoir (Onoville), and Lakes Erie (Sturgeon Point, Hanover), Ontario (Olcott), and Cuba. Please visit https://www.wnyprism.org/about/job-opportunities/ for a complete list of boat launches. Travel Requirements Use of personal vehicle (such as a car or truck) is required for travel to/from launch and must remain on site with the Steward. Stewards will be expected to travel to assigned boat launches and travel between ‘home' and ‘work' will be considered their commute. Weekend and evening hours, as well as possible overnight travel for training, will be required. Training will take place in Buffalo, at the Great Lakes Center Field Station off Porter Avenue, on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week, $20.00/hr., Leads @ $21.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 21, 2024 - September 2, 2024 (Memorial Day - Labor Day) for Stewards, and May 16, 2024 - September 20, 2024, for Lead Stewards. All Stewards will be required to attend the two-day mandatory training in May. The standard work week will be comprised of 4, 10-hour days, Thursday - Sunday, 7:00 - 5:30. Position is dependent upon final approval of funding. Weekends and Holidays are mandatory. Housing is not provided. WNY PRISM is hiring 11 Stewards and 2 Lead Stewards. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning Friday, March 22, 2024. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Please provide cover letter, resume, launch preferences and 3 professional references as a single attachment. Please indicate your launch preferences and if you are interested in a Lead Steward position in your cover letter. We can't guarantee you will be offered your first choice of launches. Questions can be directed to Andrea Locke, Coordinator at lockeas@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls please. **Please clearly indicate launch preferences and which position(s) you are applying for ** This opportunity is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Mon, 12 Feb 2024 19:35:30 CST Buffalo, NY 240 2024 - WNY PRISM Field Crew Leader - Buffalo, NY - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=241 About WNY PRISM The Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) is one of eight regional partnerships within New York State created to address the threat of invasive species and prevent the harm they cause to the environment, economy and human health. Our goal is to improve, restore and protect local aquatic and terrestrial resources by improving the effectiveness of invasive species management efforts, providing region wide coordination for invasive species monitoring and management, raising awareness and engaging community members. For more information about WNY PRISM and our programming, please visit www.wnyprism.org. WNY PRISM is hosted by the Great Lakes Center and is a sponsored program of the Research Foundation for SUNY Buffalo State University. WNY PRISM is funded by the Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Position Description WNY PRISM is seeking a Field Crew Leader to assist with the successful implementation of WNY PRISM field activities and to provide supervision for seasonal staff. WNY PRISM works on high priority invasive species management projects involving prevention, early detection and rapid response, management, and habitat restoration for both terrestrial and aquatic species. Projects involve multiple partners and represent the diversity of environmental interests and unique habitats across the region. The WNY PRISM Field Crew Leader will work with the Terrestrial Program Manager, and additional Program Managers, to coordinate and implement invasive species management projects involving invasive species surveys, site monitoring, invasive species removal and habitat/native plant restoration projects throughout the 8-county WNY PRISM region. The Field Crew Leader will be primarily responsible for ensuring the successful implementation and tracking of WNY PRISM field activities including invasive species surveys, removal projects, and habitat restoration efforts. To achieve this, they will supervise and work with the WNY PRISM Crew, a three-person seasonal stewardship team that works May - September. A successful candidate will have excellent organization and communication skills, knowledge of invasive species management methods, experience with invasive species identification and removal, including use of herbicide and/or experience in landscaping, experience with equipment repair and maintenance, , ability to effectively supervise seasonal staff, and a desire to get outdoors and help drive the restoration of our lands and waters. This position requires extensive field work that includes the use of herbicide, vehicles, kayaks, brushcutters and chainsaws. The WNY PRISM Crew works May - September and the Field Crew Leader will be expected to travel and work in the field with the Crew most days. Primary Responsibilities Implement WNY PRISM invasive species field management efforts including surveys, removal and restoration projects. Maintain effective communication with supervisor, WNY PRISM Program Managers and partners. Assist with training and supervision of Invasive Species Management Assistants (WNY PRISM Crew), and other seasonal staff as necessary. Maintain detailed records for all projects and activities. Conduct invasive species surveys using iMapInvasives and associated tools. Collect identified field project data - pre/post management, site assessment, and species inventories. Assist with data confirmation and quality control, data organization and analysis. Maintain stewardship supplies and equipment including tools, vehicles, inventory and related paperwork. Provide Crew Assistance Program partners with detailed written reports for stewardship and survey projects. Assist WNY PRISM staff by coordinating use of shared stewardship equipment and ensure items are in proper working order when needed. Additional Responsibilities Represent WNY PRISM at meetings, conferences and public events. Assist with community science and volunteer efforts. Assist with WNY PRISM office operations including some administrative items. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree (Ecology, Biology, Natural Resources or similar). 2 or more years related professional experience. Experience with use and maintenance of stewardship tools and equipment including, but not limited to, hand tools, herbicide applicators, chainsaws, brushcutters, kayaks, and vehicles. Knowledge of invasive species, identification, invasive species ecology and management. Experience with field data collection, including invasive species surveys, and data collection tools (iMapInvasives, Survey123, GPS). Experience with use of herbicides to control invasive species. Excellent organization and time management skills. Experience with seasonal staff training and supervision. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access). Working knowledge of GIS Technologies (ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online). Excellent writing and communication skills. Valid Driver License. Reliable Transportation. Physical Requirements Ability to work in inclement weather and regularly lift 30-50 lbs. Travel Requirements WNY PRISM staff share access to a work vehicle/truck (F250), however use of personal vehicle will be required as the truck is primarily used for field operations. Employee will be reimbursed for work related travel when using personal vehicle, at the federally approved rate, currently $0.67 per mile. This position will require considerable travel within the 8-county region of WNY PRISM. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position with an expected timeframe of April 15 - November 1, 2024 (40 hours/week, $23.00/hour). Occasional weekend and evening hours will be required, and some projects may require 10-hour days - will not go over 40 hours/week. Some overnight travel, as well as use of personal vehicles, will also be required. Position is dependent upon final approval of funding. Position comes with paid holidays and sick leave and is based out of the WNY PRISM Office on the SUNY Buffalo State University Campus in Buffalo, NY. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 15, 2024. Please provide cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Questions about this position may be directed to Brittany Hernon, Terrestrial Program Manager, hernonba@buffalostate.edu. No phone calls, please. This opportunity is grant-supported by the SUNY Buffalo State Sponsored Programs Office/Research Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Research Foundation (RF) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the RF are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding. Mon, 12 Feb 2024 19:47:32 CST Buffalo, NY 241