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 Fri, 28 Jan 2022 02:14:07 CST 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 - 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 (Two positions to be filled) Location: NYC (In person and/or 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. Deadline for submission of cover letter and resume (only one document upload allowed): Application review begins October 25, 2021, Two Positions are 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, 5 Oct 2021 14:34:18 CST NYC, NY 213 2022 - 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=215 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 Terrestrial Program Manager, Field Operations 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, 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 $0.56 per mile. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 2, 2022 - September 30, 2022 (22 weeks). Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 4, 2022. 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. Mon, 10 Jan 2022 12:28:40 CST Buffalo, NY 215 2022 - 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=216 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 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 and outreach programs and will report directly to the WNY PRISM Education and Outreach 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 Listserv and social media accounts, prepare e-newsletters, develop invasive species educational materials, organize and lead virtual 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 monitoring, 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. Write bi-weekly e-News and the WNY PRISM Fall Newsletter. Aid in the development of education and outreach materials. Assist with the development of educational resources and content for the WNY PRISM website. Help to plan and implement 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 Studies, Environmental Science, Environmental Education 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 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 $0.56 per mile. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of May 2, 2022 - September 30, 2022 (~22 weeks). Some weekend and evening hours will be required. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 4, 2022. 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 Cecilia Pershyn, Education and Outreach Program Manager at pershycm@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, 10 Jan 2022 12:36:27 CST Buffalo, NY 216 2022 - 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=217 WNY PRISM Boat Steward/Environmental Educators 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 Steward/Environmental Educators 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 such as early detection/rapid response and control efforts, 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 that coverage needs may require occasional travel to other launches. Boat Stewards are required to attend a mandatory, two-day training prior to beginning work at their assigned sites. WNY PRISM is a supportive work environment that will provide the opportunity for Boat Stewards to learn and gain valuable experience in the fields of invasive species management, environmental protection and public outreach. Boat 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 Boat Stewards. Lead Boat 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 Boat Steward Positions also 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 Boat Steward. Boat 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. If training is converted to be remote/online, travel to Buffalo will still be necessary to pick up supplies and equipment. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week, $16.00/hr., Leads @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of mid-May - early September (Memorial Day - Labor Day), approximately 15 weeks. Lead Boat Stewards must be available May 16, 2022 - September 16, 2022. Boat Stewards will be required to attend a two-day mandatory training May 23 -24, 2022. 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 4, 2022. 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. 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. Mon, 10 Jan 2022 12:49:56 CST Buffalo, NY 217 2022 - 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=218 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 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 Technician 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 within the 8-county WNY PRISM region. The selected candidate will conduct early detection 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 Technician will work independently using established survey protocols to describe populations of early detection invasive species, implement manual removal methods on site and coordinate survey and removal permissions with partners. This is primarily a field position and the selected candidate 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 Technician will use tablets and GPS units to keep accurate, detailed, neat and complete field notes, and review data in the office using 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 to 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.). Provide detailed written reports on survey and management efforts. Organize data in the early detection database and ensure data is neat, complete and accurate for reporting purposes. Collect plant specimens, using plant presses, to be submitted for herbarium collections. 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, PowerPoint). 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 $0.56 per mile. Job Details This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week @ $17.00/hr.) with an expected timeframe of June 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022 (~18 weeks). Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 4, 2022. 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. Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:02:22 CST Buffalo, NY 218 2022 - WNY PRISM GIS Technician - Buffalo - A Sponsored Program of The Research Foundation for The State University of New York http://rfhiring.com/jobDesc.asp?JobID=219 WNY PRISM GIS 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 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 GIS Technician will work closely with the WNY PRISM Terrestrial Program Manager to manage field data collected within the 8-county WNY PRISM region and create relevant project maps for partners and grant reporting. The GIS Technician will review previous habitat suitability models and use the same process to create relevant habitat suitability models for early detection or approaching region invasive species using ArcGIS software and MaxEnt. To do this, the GIS Technician will research species biology, determine and attain relevant environmental layers and collect occurrence data for the target invasive species to produce habitat suitability maps that drive survey efforts. The GIS Technician will review ArcGIS data collected throughout the season and create shapefiles, use a WNY PRISM template to create project maps and convert survey files from a GPS unit to a usable GIS shapefile. The individual will keep a detailed log of the tasks used to complete this process and produce a final summary of their work. Additionally, the GIS technician may assist with manual removal of invasive species and participate in invasive species education and outreach programs. 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 including invasive species ecology, invasive species management practices, data collection, project assessment, and public outreach. Primary Responsibilities Identify invasive species for habitat suitability models and research their biology to determine relevant environmental variables. Obtain environmental data layers and occurrence points for selected invasive species and input this information into ArcGIS and MaxEnt to create a usable habitat suitability models. Use the habitat suitability models to prioritize invasive species survey sites. Create easily understandable and interactive maps using ArcGIS Online for the WNY PRISM website. Create project maps for grant proposals and reporting. Assist other seasonal technicians by reviewing and converting field data into usable shapefiles in ArcGIS and create relevant maps of survey and management projects. Assist with invasive species manual removal efforts in the field and participate in education and outreach events, as time permits. Qualifications Undergraduate Degree in related field and/or GIS Certification. Experience with use of ArcGIS software. Ability to import and work with occurrence data points and environmental layers in ArcGIS. Experience obtaining environmental layers online and manipulating those layers for use in ArcGIS. Proficiency creating useful, informative maps. Familiarity with habitat suitability modelling in ArcGIS. Ability to work on research projects independently. Strong attention to detail. Strong communication skills. Experience working in a professional capacity. Physical Requirements Ability to sit at a desk for extended periods of time. Ability to occasionally work in varying weather conditions outside during invasive species removal events. Travel Requirements Weekend and evening hours, as well as occasional overnight travel, may be required for education and outreach events. Employee will be reimbursed for work related travel, when using personal vehicle, at the current rate of $0.56 per mile. Job Details This is a part-time, temporary position (not to exceed 350 total hours @ $17.00 /hr.). The position start date is June 6, 2022, and hours must be completed by September 30, 2022. Work schedule is flexible and may be developed based on employee availability, however access to GIS labs on campus is restricted to normal business hours Monday-Friday. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 4, 2022. 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. Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:16:47 CST Buffalo, NY 219