Careers with New York State Integrated Pest Management
As a global authority on community and agricultural pest management, we’re building a culture that embraces inclusivity, champions collaboration, and leverages world-class research and innovation to bring ecologically-friendly, sustainable pest management practices to New Yorkers. We’re changing lives and economies through extension and invite you to be a part of the transformation.
Who We Are
Our agricultural IPM experts bring dynamic solutions for common pest problems to New York’s farmers and growers, helping them understand and adopt ecologically-friendly, sustainable solutions to minimize environmental, health, and economic risks.
Our community team is a one-of-kind resource, ensuring that all of New York’s 20 million residents find safe and effective ways to manage the pests that infest our schools, damage our landscapes, contaminate our food and living spaces, and pose risks to human health.
Where We Are
Headquartered in Geneva, NY—the heart of the Finger Lakes—we enjoy the resources, access, and benefits of Cornell University's main campus, in a close-knit community that values collegiality, cross-disciplinary work, and collaboration. Our premiere location affords direct access and interaction with our stakeholders and easy travel to Rochester, Syracuse, and Ithaca, in one of America’s Best Small Cities.
As an innovative and experienced educator, you will expand knowledge and access to sustainable pest management practices in grape agroecosystems. You will work collaboratively, across disciplines, and with a variety of stakeholders, to develop, demonstrate, and guide IPM implementation efforts in grapes across NYS. New York is the third largest wine producing state in the nation. Empire State grape growers work nearly 11,000 acres, producing 128,000 tons of juice grapes, 57,000 tons of wine grapes and 2,000 tons of table grapes annually. You will champion diversity, equity and inclusion by providing unbiased access to world-class research, industry expertise and pest management strategies to all NY grape growers and serve as a trusted resource, enabling stakeholders to build knowledge and develop skills to successfully implement IPM approaches to vineyard protection.