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Montcalm Conservation District
Conservation District Forester
The Montcalm Conservation District is seeking a Forester to provide assistance to private forest landowners in Montcalm, Kent, and Ionia counties.
This position requires a minimum of a B.S. or M.S. in Forestry from a Society of American Foresters accredited program or a forester
certified by the Society of American Foresters. This is a granted position through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development – Forestry Assistance Program. The wage ($21-$24/hour)
will be commensurate with candidate’s experience and education.
The purpose of the program is to provide landowners with technical information regarding forestry, wildlife habitat and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands.
Day to day administrative supervision will be provided by the Montcalm CD District Manager. Primary office space for the Forestry position is located at the USDA Service Center in Stanton, MI. The forester’s time is allocated between the Montcalm, Kent, and Ionia Conservation Districts. The forestry position is primarily a field position.
Benefits include holiday pay, accrued sick and annual leave, health insurance stipend, mileage reimbursement and excellent opportunities for training and skills development.
Application Deadline: This position is open until filled.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references to:
ATTN: Amber Snow, District Manager
77 South State Street
Stanton, MI 48888
Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TIP OF THE MITT WATERSHED COUNCIL
The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is a non-profit organization formed in 1979. We are dedicated to protecting our lakes, streams, wetlands, and ground water through respected advocacy, innovative education, technically sound water quality monitoring, and thorough research. We achieve our mission by empowering others and we believe in the capacity to make a positive difference. Although we work throughout the Great Lakes Basin to achieve our goals, the watersheds of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties, are our primary service area. For more information about the Watershed Council, visit our web page at www.watershedcouncil.org.
Primary Job Responsibilities
The Communications Director will develop the annual communications plan and implement communication strategies to promote the mission and vision of the Watershed Council. The Communications Director will be responsible for directing our media relations, website management, publications, events, member communication, community outreach, and social media communication.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and minimum of three years of proven communications experience. The candidate must possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills and be results oriented with a high level of energy and industriousness. We seek a person with the ability to grasp the mission of the Watershed Council and see the bigger picture, but also someone who has hands-on operations experience. Must be able to work independently, take initiative, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. A desire and interest in working to protect Northern Michigan’s water resources essential.
Commensurate with experience. Please state any salary requirements.
Send resume and cover letter to Gail Gruenwald, Executive Director, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 426 Bay St., Petoskey, MI 49770. Applications are due November 1, 2019. Start date is December 2019. (Posted 9/10/19)
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