This page is for job postings from conservation organizations that are commenserate with the SWCS mission. Examples are postings for Conservation District positions. State and Federal postings may also be included, if appropriate. Postings are only done by the site administrator.
HURON CONSERVATION DISTRICT
The Huron Conservation District (Huron CD) is seeking interested applicants to serve as an Engineer for the Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI). The engineer will work with individuals in the agricultural community to provide engineering services by conducting field investigations, topographic and stakeout surveys, prepare engineering designs and drawings, prepare construction cost estimates, and provide oversight of the installation of engineering structures and practices. These practices may include: livestock waste storage facilities, animal trails and walkways, livestock watering facilities, grade stabilization structures, grassed waterways, and wetland restoration practices. The individual will be expected to perform tasks independently with little supervision or assistance in a timely fashion. Field work will be expected to be completed in a variety of conditions including rain, snow, and heat. The position will be based in Bad Axe, Michigan. Duties will be performed under the supervision of the Huron CD Manager with job assignments/technical assistance from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a professional resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Engineer Position, or mail to Huron CD 1460 S. Van Dyke, Bad Axe, MI 48413 for consideration by COB December 16, 2020. (Posted 11/30/20)
TIP OF THE MITT WATERSHED COUNCIL
Policy and Advocacy Specialist
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is seeking a passionate and collaborative policy and advocacy specialist who will support and build our local policy portfolio. The Watershed Council works with local government officials and staff to address and improve local development proposals, master plans, zoning, and other ordinances/initiatives regarding water resource protection and restoration. The policy and advocacy specialist will focus on local policy efforts and support the policy director in state and federal water resources advocacy.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Gail Gruenwald, Executive Director, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 426 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770. Applications are due January 15, 2021. Start date is July 1, 2021.
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