ALB Temp Administrative Assistant


Provide labor support to the ALB (Asian Long Horn Beetle) program. Responsibilities consist of field work including: digging through soil, transporting heavy trees, efficiently planning routes, effectively communicating with team members/ homeowners, and long hours in field.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent education.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects greater than 50 lbs.
  • Experienced with the proper use of a shovel, pick axe, and digging tools.
  • Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate Supervisor.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and assume responsibility with general guidelines and direction.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include long hours in the field, evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.


  • Associate's Degree or technical/vocational school degree in business and/or secretarial science and 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to safely operate a truck and trailer throughout an urban setting.
  • Knowledgeable with tree identification, tree practices and proper tree planting techniques.
  • Use of GPS, GIS, Arc Desktop/ Online.
  • Knowledge of accounting and record-keeping procedures for Extension programming.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,

Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


This is a Temporary non-exempt position

Pay Rate Type: Hourly


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

Complete Temporary Application and send with resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources at

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at:

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.


Jane Kraus
Assistant to Executive Director
516-433-7970 Ext. 16

Last updated October 9, 2018