Agricultural Field Enumerator Finger Lakes Area

Job Posted 8/23/2023
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
New York, NY
United States
Category Farming Jobs
Job Description

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) of has an opening for a detail-oriented part-time Field Enumerator to perform tasks that support our organization. Are you looking for a job with flexible hours? Would you like to work for an agriculture nonprofit that cares about its community and employees? If so, please read on!

This field enumerator position earns a competitive wage of $15/hour, plus mileage, with opportunities for a promotion based on hours worked and performance ratings. We also offer exceptional perks, including a flexible schedule, the opportunity to work from home, the ability to work in your community, and knowledge about where your food comes from. If this sounds like the right opportunity in agriculture for you, apply today!


NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association that represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories. Founded in 1916, our mission is to grow and enhance American agriculture through policies, partnerships, and public engagement.

Since 1972, NASDA has employed enumerators to collect agricultural data on behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In order to achieve our goals, we need employees who are as passionate about agriculture as we are and willing to put in the hard work. To find the right people, we strive to create a positive work environment that our employees can be proud of and want to build their careers with!


In this Field Enumerator position, you play a crucial role in serving our agricultural producers by collecting reliable, accurate, crop or livestock data directly from farmers, for use in USDA/NASS Statistical reports - information that farmers, ag industry players, and rural communities depend on. You actively interview farmers, and other agricultural businesses either in person or on the phone. At times, you travel to designated farms in order to perform interviews. After gathering all your information, you submit detailed and legible records of the interviews, via USDA-supplied iPad; and submit accurate digital timesheets.

You report primarily to your direct territory Supervisor, so you must be able to respond promptly to emails. You conduct your enumerator work from a residence with an operable telephone (cell phone is fine) free from any distractions. You may at times be asked to travel locally using your well-maintained vehicle, in order to perform your field enumerator duties. The job brings something new every day, and you enjoy the flexibility and energetic nature of it!


  • Experience multitasking in an energetic, deadline-oriented work environment

  • Ability to positively represent NASDA in all survey actions

  • Ability to read maps and understand aerial photo/satellite views

  • Ability to maintain a reliable personal vehicle

  • Ability to conduct interviews in person or by telephone with farm operators and other individuals

  • Knowledge about computers or iPads

Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills? Are you able to demonstrate good time management in a fast-paced environment? Are you self-motivated? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Are you organized? Can you maintain a positive and friendly attitude? If so, you might just be perfect for this field service position for our agriculture nonprofit!


This part-time field service position works a flexible schedule that may include some evenings, weekends, and holidays. Weather, seasonal farm responsibilities, and community functions may affect work hours.


We understand your time is valuable, so we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this Field Enumerator job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Location: (NY Finger Lakes Area)

NASDA does not discriminate in employment practices or programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, political beliefs, or family status.

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture