Local recruitment: Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

Cornell University

New Paltz, NY, USA 🇺🇸

This position represents a partnership between NYSWRI and the Invasive Species Coordination Section (ISCS) of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Lands and Forests and will act as an Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator (AIS) based within DEC Region 3 to proactively advance the management of AIS within this region. The ISCS is responsible for coordinating New York State’s comprehensive approach to all taxa of invasive species and for supporting programs via partnerships with state and federal agencies, academia, conservation organizations, private organizations, and the public. Major efforts include: prevention, early detection, facilitating responses, coordinating control and management projects at large-scales, coordinating and collaborating on research projects, and remaining current on invasive species detection and management techniques. The ISCS also serves as liaison to the NY Invasive Species Council (NYISC: established in statute; nine State agencies co-lead by the Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Agriculture and Markets) and the NY Invasive Species Advisory Committee (established in statute to advise the NYSIC; 25 non-governmental entities). The AIS Coordinator will focus on work throughout NYSDEC Region 3, be housed at DEC offices in New Paltz, NY and work alongside DEC staff. ISCS will work closely with NYSWRI to provide guidance, oversight, and support for the Region 3 AIS Coordinator along with a weekly work plan.


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EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development