Project Manager

  • SUNY Brockport
  • Brockport, NY 14420, USA
  • Mar 13, 2024
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

Project Manager

SUNY Brockport

Function and Scope:

This program involves monitoring of Great Lakes coastal wetland biota, habitat, and water quality to provide information on coastal wetland condition. The project manager will oversee daily operations of a field crew collecting data on wetland birds, amphibians, plants, invertebrates, fish, and water quality at sites from the upper St. Lawrence River to Lake Ontario to eastern Lake Erie. Most activities will be conducted independently with guidance provided by the Principal Investigator as necessary. Reports to Principal Investigator.


• Oversee personnel, including assisting with crew timesheets, evaluations, and Research Foundation paperwork.
• Organize and oversee crew activities, ensuring safety and quality control; manage and assist with field work, scout all sites to ensure access, including communication with private landowners' organize and manage transportation needs for crew, including travel schedule and lodging for crew, conduct basic field work training for crew and assist PIs in taxa-specific trainings as needed; drive a truck and trailer a boat; make, collect and archive data sheets; assist with field data collection.
• Write and acquire permits for field work; organize and oversee data entry, analyses and quality checks for all crews; maintain budget spreadsheets; prepare reports to various stakeholders.
• Oversee and organize boat maintenance, storage, winterization, and repairs of project boats
• Purchase, troubleshoot, maintain, and inventory equipment and supplies for field and lab work
• Manage and assist with lab work in coordination with taxa PIs.
• Attend regular project meetings and yearly PI meetings
• Other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator


• BS degree in environmental science or related field
• Field experience in wetland science or related disciplines
• Demonstrated ability to analyze scientific data and write scientific documents
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Experience supervising personnel
• Experience with using boats such as small jon-boats or canoes
• Ability to work with a culturally diverse population
• Valid driver's license and ability and willingness to travel to Canada for field work


• MS degree in environmental science or related field
• Coursework in wetland ecology, multivariate analyses, technical writing, and GIS
• Experience in project management and managing teams in the field
• Experience trailering small boats and possession of a New York State boater's safety certificate
• Experience working with a culturally diverse population


The Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program is funded by the EPA on five year cycles, the current cycle ends in 2025 with possible renewal for another five years. The successful candidate with be appointed through the 2024 field season with renewal contingent on job performance. Starting in fall 2024 the position will transition to half time for four months in the fall/winter, with the potential for supplemental work on other departmental research projects.

This position is a Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) position and is subject to The Research Foundation for SUNY policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines, and the availability of funding.(2) All finalists for this position will be subject to suitable pre-employment background investigation and may include confirmation of credentialing. Offers may not be extended until we receive a positive outcome from the pre-employment background investigation.

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is a private non-profit educational corporation. The RF is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. RF employees 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.

Applicants will not be reimbursed for any travel expenses.
(1) Salary based on education and experience.
(2) This position is subject to annual review based on performance and the availability of funds.

Research Foundation employees working more than 50% of the time receive fringe benefits that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement and generous paid time off.
For more information about the RF, check our website at

Persons interested in the above position should submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, a CV, and contact information for three (3) references to:
Name/Title: Dr. Kathryn Amatangelo
Address: CWMP Search Committee, 350 New Campus Drive, Lennon Hall, Brockport, NY 14420
Telephone: (585) 395-5743

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, candidates should submit their application by the beginning review date to insure optimal consideration.

Beginning Review Date: October 30, 2023

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy-related conditions, reproductive health decisions, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic characteristics/genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, military status or service, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local law.

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