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 Sat, 4 Feb 2023 02:29:18 CST 2022 - Training & Development Specialist (Systems) - NYC - ICHP/LEADS - Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=213 Title: Training & Development Specialist (Systems) FTE: Full Time Location: NYC (In person and remote) Proposed Salary: $54,000 - $56,000; salary commensurate with education and experience Job Summary: The Institute for Community Health Promotion/Learning, Engagement, and Development Services (ICHP/LEADS) at SUNY Buffalo State is seeking to hire a Training and Development Specialist who will work on its NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) Bureau of Training and Staff Development (TSD) contract to conduct system testing, deliver training and provide technical assistance 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 splitting time between working remotely from home and working in the office due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. This is subject to change as needed to help ensure staff safety in the physical office space. Responsibilities: Testing and related activities, including: Conducting quality assurance testing on the Welfare Management System (WMS) 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 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) 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 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 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 testing, training, or operation of a human services-related computer system, with a preferred emphasis on systems such as the Welfare Management System (WMS) 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 writing, editing, and proofreading skills Excellent communication skills Proficiency in MS Access, MS Excel and MS Outlook Proficiency in IBM Cognos Analytics (Reporting) Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with social services programs such as TANF and SNAP Experience using standard computer applications, including MS Office 365 Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro, including FrameMaker Experience using Zoom and Microsoft Teams Physical requirements*: Ability to: Independently carry A/V equipment and materials Arrange classroom furniture for training room set-up Travel Requirements*: Travel throughout NYC may be required (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island). *Physical and travel requirements are in effect ONLY when you are working in 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. Submission of cover letter and resume required (only one document upload allowed). 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, 5 Oct 2021 14:34:18 CST NYC, NY 213 2022 - Training & Development Specialist - NYC - ICHP/LEADS - Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=220 Title: Training & Development Specialist Location: NYC Job Summary: The Institute for Community Health Promotion/Learning, Engagement, and Development Services (ICHP/LEADS) at SUNY Buffalo State is seeking to hire a Training and Development Specialist who will work on its NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) Bureau of Training and Staff Development (TSD) contract to deliver training and provide technical assistance 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 splitting time between working remotely (two days per week) and in the office due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. This is subject to change as needed to help ensure staff safety in 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 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 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, implementation needs, Paperless Office Systems (POS), and HRA One Viewer 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 issue Documentation and reporting activities, including: Preparing written training documentation and associated reports as necessary 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 experience providing human services training or related activities. Required Skill Set: Excellent communication skills Excellent writing skills Proficiency in MS Word and MS Outlook Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment Preferred Qualifications: Experience using standard computer applications, including MS Excel Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro Experience with MS Office 365 Experience using Zoom and MS Teams Physical requirements*: Ability to: Carry A/V equipment and materials independently Arrange classroom furniture for training room set-up Travel Requirements*: Minimal travel throughout NYC is required (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) *Physical and travel requirements are in effect ONLY when you are working in 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. 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. Wed, 30 Mar 2022 10:23:55 CST NYC, NY 220 2022 - 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 FTE: Full Time 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 2022 - Upward Bound Counselor - Buffalo, NY - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=226 Title: Counselor for the Upward Bound Program FTE: Full Time Location: Buffalo, New York Annual Starting Salary: $42,500 The Upward Bound Counselors primary responsibility involves planning, developing, implementing and evaluating program activities, counseling, tutoring and advising focused on students' successful graduation from high school and career readiness. The Upward Bound Counselor will work with students, program alumni, teachers, counselors, the school district, community stakeholders and parents, and will provide college advising and educational opportunities such as field trips and campus visits to students and parents in their partner school. In addition, the coordinator will conduct summer enrichment activities in accordance with TRIO regulations. Additionally, you will be responsible to keep records of the numbers and demographics of students, teachers, and parents served in all of these efforts. For more information on Upward Bound click here: Upward Bound | SUNY Buffalo State College Responsibilities: Assist the project director in the design and implementation of program goals and objectives. Assist the project director with the program evaluation process. Disseminate information concerning the Upward Bound program goals and activities to target schools, appropriate agencies, and program applicants and their parents. Maintain communications with the target school liaisons. Plan and implement group conferences and individual meetings with participants to clarify interests and goals; administer and interpret career assessments; provide effective career guidance. Prepare monthly reports on all aspects of the program. Assist in the production and distribution of the per semester newsletter and website. Design and conduct workshops in career awareness, financial aid, college admissions, and self-esteem. Consult the school guidance counselors/liaisons and service agency caseworker to coordinate counseling activities for participants as needed. Assist participants with the completion of college admissions, SAT/ACT, and financial aid forms. Coordinate follow-up, referral, and/or program exit for participants who enter college. Maintain all program documents, forms, reports, correspondence, and other appropriate materials and data. Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree required/ Master's preferred in related area and/or equivalent experience 3 + years of experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population Strong knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education policies and issues. Ability to assess their impact on program strategies Significant experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers Strong knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements Demonstrated cultural awareness with respect to race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status Strong communications (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills Demonstrated organizational and program coordination skills, including the ability to set priorities and work on several projects simultaneously Knowledge of K-12 and higher education institutions, admissions and financial aid requirements, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low-income, first/ generation urban youth Travel Requirements Transportation to Target Schools Required to travel with students on field trip and activities Deadline to apply is Friday, November 18, 2022. 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, 24 Oct 2022 20:55:16 CST Buffalo, NY 226 2022 - Research Scientist for Great Lakes Center - Buffalo - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=228 Title: Research Scientist for the Great Lakes Center FTE: Full Time Location: Buffalo, New York The Great Lakes Center at SUNY Buffalo State invites applications for a Project Coordinator - Researcher Scientist position funded through the Research Foundation for SUNY, working on the project 'Great Lakes Long-term Biological Monitoring Program 2022-2028' funded by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Within this project we collect and process benthos data, analyze large long-term datasets of Great Lakes benthic communities and associated abiotic parameters, and conduct extensive underwater video analysis of spatial distribution and changes in quagga and zebra mussel populations. This position involves excellent research opportunities in community, invasion, and aquatic ecology using large-scale data analysis. This project also provides extensive opportunities for collaboration with researchers and managers across the Great Lakes Region. This position involves mandatory field work for up to 6 weeks each June-September on all Great Lakes aboard EPA's Research Vessel 'Lake Guardian' and smaller boats. Due to the importance of the project for Great Lakes monitoring this is a long-term position not suitable for candidates looking for a short-term employment / postdoctoral experience (e.g. <2-3 years). For more information on the Great Lakes Center click here: https://greatlakescenter.buffalostate.edu/ Primary duties and responsibilities: Overall grant management for the Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) benthic surveys part of the project, including survey preparation, participation in the survey, overseeing sample processing, data submission and report writing Statistical data analysis and data management in R Manuscript writing Report and grant proposal writing Participation in field surveys within the CSMI and Great Lakes Long-Term Biological Monitoring project (up to 6 weeks annually) Collection, processing and analysis of underwater images (no prior experience required) Presenting results at national and international conferences Educational Requirements: Ph.D. in Zoology, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Ecology, Limnology, Entomology or related discipline. Required qualifications: Strong communication and scientific writing skills Ecological data analysis in R, including large datasets Experience with Geographic Information Systems Strong collaborative and organizational skills Preferred qualifications: Experience in taxonomic identification of benthic invertebrates Spatial statistics - GIS analysis and digital mapping Experience in remote sensing and image processing Skills in multivariate and nonparametric data analysis Experience with food-web analysis using fatty acids, SIA, or other techniques Experience in successful grant writing and management Strong publication record Highly adaptable professional who embraces teamwork, but also enjoys working independently. Job Related Physical Requirements: Physical work while sampling, with the ability to lift 30-50 lbs. Microscope work Ability to work with preservatives (e.g. formalin, ethanol) Travel Requirements: Participation in up to 1.5 months-long summer benthic surveys annually Travel for conferences and additional training Field sampling for other aquatic research projects, field and laboratory activities Job Details: Start Date: 03/01/2023 or when the position is filled. This position is a 5 years appointment contingent on acceptable job performance. Duration: This position is currently funded for 5 calendar years (project end 01/16/2028), and further funding is anticipated for another 5-year cycle following the completion of the current funding cycle. The deadline for the application is January 15, 2023. Please provide Cover Letter highlighting how your experience and research vision will fit into the position, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, and a list of professional references as a Single Attachment. 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. 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, 21 Nov 2022 20:35:13 CST Buffalo, NY 228 2023 - WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Assistant - Buffalo - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=229 WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Assistant 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. 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 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, update and develop invasive species educational materials, prepare e-newsletters, 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. 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. 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 Some weekend and evening hours will 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 $0.625 per mile. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 8, 2023 - September 22, 2023 (~20 weeks). Some weekend and evening hours will be required. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 3, 2023. Please follow all application directions, failure to do so may disqualify you from the position. Please provide cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 professional references 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 Wed, 11 Jan 2023 14:05:54 CST Buffalo, NY 229 2023 - WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Assistant - Buffalo - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=230 WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Assistant 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. 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 The WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Assistants (3) will work closely with the WNY PRISM Field Operations Manager, Terrestrial Program Manager 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 or assisting with remote events or webinars. 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 regional invasive species removal efforts including use of manual and chemical (herbicide) methods. Collect and maintain data for all management activities using field data collection tools (GPS, tablets, etc.). Conduct invasive species surveys and assessments using field data collection tools and iMapInvasives online mapping tool. Assist with habitat restoration efforts such as native plantings and seed collection. Operate and maintain stewardship equipment and tools. Provide detailed written reports on survey and management efforts. Represent WNY PRISM at community and/or virtual events including farmers' markets, webinars, etc. Assist with outreach content for WNY PRISM website including news/blog articles and resource updates. Communicate with WNY PRISM partners. Qualifications Undergraduate Degree (Ecology, Biology, Natural Resources or similar preferred). Knowledge of invasive species, invasive species ecology and management. Strong interest in invasive species management and ecology. Experience with invasive species removal methods. Invasive species and plant identification skills. Experience with field and/or vegetation surveys. 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). Working knowledge of GIS. 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 $0.625 per mile. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 8, 2023 - September 22, 2023 (~20 weeks). Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 3, 2023. 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 Douglas Knoph, Field Operations Manager, knophdh@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. Wed, 11 Jan 2023 14:14:36 CST Buffalo, NY 230 2023 - WNY PRISM Survey Technician - Buffalo - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=231 WNY PRISM Survey Technician 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 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 Survey Technicians (2) will work closely with the WNY PRISM Terrestrial Program Manager, Field Operations Manager and partners to implement invasive species early detection and rapid response efforts and additional priority projects within the 8-county WNY PRISM region. The selected candidates will conduct priority invasive species surveys and assessments, implement invasive species removal projects, work alongside volunteers during invasive species removal workdays, and assist with outreach events such as tabling at farmers' markets or assisting with remote events or webinars. The Survey Technicians will use established survey protocols to describe populations of priority invasive species and implement management projects. 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, often independently and in remote locations, and will experience inclement weather conditions. The Survey Technicians will use tablets and GPS units to keep accurate, detailed, neat and complete field notes, and review data in the office using Excel, Access, ArcGIS and iMapInvasives. 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 Use established survey protocols to independently conduct invasive species surveys and assessments using field data collection tools and iMapInvasives mapping tools. Identify plant species using knowledge of invasive species, field guides and technical keys. Collect and maintain data for all survey and management activities using field data collection tools (GPS, tablets, etc.). Use the Early Detection Database to schedule and execute early detection survey, monitoring and removal efforts. Enter and organize data in the Early Detection Database and ensure data is neat, complete and accurate for reporting purposes. Operate and maintain stewardship equipment and tools and report issues to Program Managers. Represent WNY PRISM at community and/or virtual events including farmers' markets, webinars, etc. Communicate with WNY PRISM partners. Qualifications Undergraduate Degree (Ecology, Biology, Natural Resources or similar preferred). Knowledge of invasive species, invasive species ecology and management. Strong invasive species and plant identification skills. Experience with invasive species surveys and removal methods. Experience with detailed data collection and organization. Ability to work outdoors in remote locations for long hours in variable weather. Ability to work kneeling or standing for significant periods of time. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, Access). Working knowledge of GIS. Self-motivated, work well both independently and in a collaborative setting. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experience working in a professional capacity. Current US driver's license and use of personal vehicle for travel to field sites. 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 $0.625 per mile. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 8, 2023 - September 22, 2023 (~20 weeks). Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 3, 2023. 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 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. Wed, 11 Jan 2023 14:23:35 CST Buffalo, NY 231 2023 - WNY PRISM Watercraft Inspection Steward/Environmental Educator - Buffalo - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=232 WNY PRISM Watercraft Inspection 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, 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 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. 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. Provide end of season written summary of boat launch activities. 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 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 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 Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week, $16.00/hr., Leads @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 22, 2023 - September 4, 2023 (Memorial Day - Labor Day) for Stewards, and May 8, 2023 - September 22, 2023 for Lead Stewards. All Stewards will be required to attend a two-day mandatory training May 22 -23, 2023. 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 16 Stewards and 2 Lead Stewards. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning Friday, March 3, 2023. 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 if you are interested in a Lead Steward position in your cover letter. Questions can be directed to Amanda Cooper, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager at cooperar@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, 11 Jan 2023 14:33:16 CST Buffalo, NY 232