Farm Supervisor

LOCATION:  Riverhead, NY

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Association Farm Supervisor will be a working supervisor who develops and oversees all aspects of the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H camp farm, including livestock, growing vegetables, fruits and herbs, managing farm workers, seasonal staff and volunteers.

Prepare and maintain operating budgets. Hire, evaluate, and supervise employees. In collaboration with the Camp Specialist, and Camp Facilities Manager evaluate animal enclosures, farm buildings and grounds to ensure they are safe for use according to local and accreditation codes. Develop farm safety and training programs so that staff, volunteers and campers are adequately trained in the handling of chemicals and equipment used. Market produce and other products from farming operation, supervise equipment repair and modification.

Assist Camp Specialist with the development of an overall sustainable farm production plan, including but not limited to crop rotation, composting and pest management recommendations. Perform special projects as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and 4 years of experience or High School Diploma and technical school course work and 6 years of experience.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Meet acceptable background check standard.
  • Experience working in a team environment AND demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Farm planning experience and working knowledge of farm infrastructure.
  • Experience working with farm machinery.
  • Interest in working with youth and youth programs.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Valid NYS driver license and ability to pass Motor Vehicle Screen.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (weekends, holidays and evening hours, as needed).
  • Ability to work in inclement weather (snow, sleet, and ice storms).
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, including, but not limited to, lifting fifty (50) pound bags of feed and bales of hay. Push full wheel barrows, and carry 5 gallon (40#) water buckets and feed to animals over uneven terrain, ice, mud.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master Degree and 4 years of experience.
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Basic carpentry skills.
  • Must be comfortable driving and operating farm equipment.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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

Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

POSITION DETAILS:

This is a Full-Time Exempt position, 40 hours per week.

Pay Rate Type: Salary

HOW TO APPLY:

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.


External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate)document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate)document for additional guidance.

Contact Valerie at vs324@cornell.edu with questions.

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 :cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

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.

Last updated December 22, 2017