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 Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:02:31 CST 2021 - WNY PRISM Boat Stewards/Environmental Educator - WNY Region -- A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=207 WNY PRISM Boat Steward/Environmental Educator 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 and increasing awareness of invasive species issues throughout the 8-county region. The WNY PRISM Watercraft Inspection Program is designed to prevent the transport, spread and establishment of aquatic invasive species while increasing public awareness of this threat. WNY PRISM Boat Stewards are an essential component of this program and will represent WNY PRISM while working toward improving environmental health. 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 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 WNY PRISM Boat Stewards/Environmental Educator will interact daily with the public at boat launches. Boat Stewards will perform voluntary boat inspections to remove visible aquatic plants and animals from all types of watercraft. Removal of aquatic plants and animals will help to prevent the transport and spread of aquatic invasive species. Boat Stewards will also be responsible for public education and distribution of educational materials. Boat Stewards may have the opportunity to assist with invasive species removal projects. Projects may include early detection/rapid response efforts, or control projects to reduce established populations of both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. Boat Stewards will be assigned to a single, primary launch, however there is the potential for coverage needs to require occasional travel to other launches. Stewards will receive a mandatory two-day training prior to beginning work at their assigned sites. WNY PRISM is a supportive and collaborative environment that will provide the opportunity to learn and gain valuable experience in the environmental and public outreach fields. Boat Stewards will meet and work with local environmental professionals, improve skills and knowledge 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 accurate and complete, and uploaded as scheduled. Conduct public outreach and distribute educational materials. Communicate effectively with supervisor. Maintain supplies and equipment. Provide end of season written summary of boat launch activities. Additional Responsibilities Assist with invasive species removal activities. Assist with invasive species surveys and monitoring. Represent WNY PRISM at community events such as county fairs and festivals. 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. In addition, WNY PRISM will be hiring 2 Lead Boat Stewards. Lead Boat Stewards will assist the Program Manager with training, scheduling and Boat Steward supervision for the Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program. In addition to Boat Steward qualifications listed above, the Lead Boat Steward Positions also require: Experience working with invasive species, aquatic invasive species strongly preferred. Leadership and supervisory experience. Strong problem-solving skills. Strong time management and organizational skills. Locations Boat launch sites will be located throughout the WNY PRISM region. Sites may be located along Tonawanda Creek/Erie Canal including Holley and Lockport, Buffalo, Niagara River, Allegheny River (Onoville), and Lakes Erie (Sturgeon Point, Hanover), Ontario (Olcott), Bear, Chautauqua and Cuba. Travel Requirements 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. If training is converted to be remote/online, travel to Buffalo will still be necessary to pick up supplies and equipment. Use of personal vehicle (such as a car or truck) is required for travel to/from launch and must remain on site with the Boat Steward. Boat Stewards will be expected to travel to assigned boat launches and travel between ‘home' and ‘work' will be considered their commute. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week, $14.00/hr., Leads @ $14.50/hr.) with an expected timeframe of mid-May - early September (Memorial Day - Labor Day), approximately 15 weeks. Boat Stewards will be required to attend a two-day mandatory training May 24 -25, 2021. The standard work week will be comprised of 4, 10-hour days, Thursday - Sunday, 7:00 - 5:30. Weekends and Holidays are mandatory. Housing is not provided. WNY PRISM is hiring approximately 17 Stewards and 2 Lead Stewards. The deadline for applications is May 20, 2021. Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date. 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 can be directed to Nicole Smeenk, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager at smeenknm@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. Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:43:13 CST Buffalo, NY 207 2021 - Trainer (OTDA) - NYC - ICHP/LEADS - Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=209 Title: Training and Development Specialist Location: NYC (Currently Remote) Job Summary: The Institute for Community Health Promotion/Learning, Engagement, and Development Services (ICHP/LEADS) at SUNY Buffalo State is seeking to hire a trainer who will work on its NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) Bureau of Training and Staff Development (TSD) contract to deliver training as assigned, submit interim and final reports as required, and may conduct needs assessments and/or collaborate on curriculum development. NOTE: All staff on this project are currently working remotely due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Therefore, all job responsibilities of this position, including in-class training and training-related activities, will be carried out virtually. This is subject to change when it is determined that it's safe for staff to return to the physical office space. Responsibilities: Training and related activities, including: Participation in the training development, delivery, feedback, and modification process by assisting in the implementation of systems enhancements, including browser-based systems Providing one-on-one training, overview, and classroom instruction to the Department of Social Services district and Human Resource Administration (HRA) staff at various field locations Providing and/or developing in-house Welfare Management System (WMS) training pertaining to new software releases Training/technical assistance activities, including: Assisting State staff with monitoring of policy applications TANF/SNAP, providing supportive training and technical assistance as needed Providing individual-level training and/or technical assistance in support of case processing, policy applications, and implementation needs Providing technical assistance to the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) staff for implementation changes to WMS, testing and debugging software changes Providing technical support to HRA on WMS software issues Testing and related activities, including: Assisting in identifying errors in case processing and development of responsive training to ensure corrective action of the identified training need Performing general systems testing to gather information for use in the development of training materials or updating of existing training materials and/or curriculum as necessary Conducting quality assurance testing on the Welfare Management System Documentation and reporting activities, including: Preparing written training documentation for various systems and associated reports, including system specifications, test plans, and written procedures as necessary Developing automated reports from the WMS database used to identify policy- related deficiencies in the operational environment Developing case examples and initiating support procedures to maintain the training database Creating and running reports using IBM Cognos Analytics (reporting) Timely submission of required documentation (e.g., quarterly reports, timesheets, performance appraisals, specified reports as directed, etc.) Other duties as assigned Qualifications for the position: Required Education Bachelor's degree in related field and at least one year of experience in the implementation, training, planning, or operation of a human services-related program, with a preferred emphasis on social services programs such as TANF/SNAP OR Bachelor's degree in related field and at least two years of relevant experience providing technology training or related activities working within a large database environment Required Skill Set: Excellent communication skills Proficiency in MS ACCESS Proficiency in IBM Cognos Analytics (Reporting) Preferred Qualifications: Experience using standard computer applications, including MS Office Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro, including FrameMaker Physical requirements*: Ability to: Move heavy boxes Independently carry A/V equipment and materials Arrange classroom furniture for training room set-up Travel long distances Travel Requirements*: Frequent travel throughout NYC is required (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) *Physical and travel requirements will be in effect once staff are able to safely return to the physical office space. 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. Deadline for submission of cover letter and resume (only one document upload allowed): Application review begins June 1, 2021 open until filled 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 Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:44:36 CST NYC, NY 209 2021 - Senior Trainer (OTDA) - Albany - ICHP/LEADS - Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=210 Senior Training Development Specialist in Albany, NY Job Summary: The Institute for Community Health Promotion's (ICHP) Learning, Engagement, and Development Services (ICHP/LEADS) at SUNY Buffalo State is seeking to hire a Senior Training and Development Specialist to deliver statewide computer training and technical assistance on NYS-proprietary and non-proprietary applications to State and local district Social Services agency staff who will: 1) design and develop training materials and distance-learning modules; 2) deliver computer-based trainings; and 3) perform other duties as assigned. NOTE: All staff on this project are currently working remotely due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Therefore, all job responsibilities of this position, including in-class training and training-related activities, will be carried out virtually. This is subject to change when it is determined that it's safe for staff to return to the physical office space. Essential functions of the job: Training and related activities, including: Plan for, schedule, and provide training on new and enhanced computer systems, including browser-based systems and functions Provide classroom and one-on-one training to local Department of Social Services staff at various field locations, using mobile lab equipment for classroom sessions Oversee/coordinate the research, development, design, creation, formatting, and editing of new training materials, including presentations, case scenarios, answer keys, curricula, quick reference guides, and e-learning modules and courses Assist with system testing and feedback as it relates to training and user needs Ensure that all training materials and presentations adhere to NYS branding guidelines Implementation and related activities, including: Organize and facilitate planning meetings and pre-implementation system training; maintain communication with local districts relative to same Monitor and track system and implementation activities relative to the project and report to OTDA staff and developers as needed Act as County lead during training and system implementations, coordinating, assigning, and monitoring status and progress of training/implementation tasks Other miscellaneous activities, including: Assist supervisor with project orientation, training, and guidance to new staff Monitor policy changes and develop and amend training as needed to reflect changes Research, develop, and deliver PowerPoint presentations and system demonstrations for specialized populations or events Work effectively with diverse groups, handle multiple priorities, and work under pressure Prepare and submit standard training documentation and administrative reports and any ad hoc reports requested Timely submission of required documentation (e.g., quarterly reports, timesheets, performance appraisals, etc.) 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, training, and/or operation of a human services or technology program Working knowledge of adult learning principles and training methods Experience with distance learning methods, software, and technology Preferred Qualifications: Experience using Articulate Storyline and SnagIt software Experience working in human services-related programs (e.g., SNAP, HEAP, etc.) Excellent 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*: Frequent travel throughout NYS is required to facilitate meetings, provide training, and offer technical assistance. *Physical and travel requirements will be in effect once staff are able to safely return to the physical office space. 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. Deadline for submission of cover letter and resume (only one document upload allowed): Application review begins June 7, 2021 Open until filled 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, 18 May 2021 12:15:27 CST Albany, NY 210