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.
MISSAUKEE CONSERVATION DISTRIST
Soil Conservationist/CTAI Position
The Missaukee Conservation District is seeking a Soil Conservationist/CTAI. Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in a natural resource or agriculture related field. The individual will be employed by the Missaukee Conservation District with a workstation in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Cadillac, Michigan. Assignments are in a multi-county area. Work will be performed under the technical guidance of the NRCS District Conservationist.
The Soil Conservationist/CTAI position will be field based focusing on practice implementation and construction inspection. The position will have responsibility to work with individuals in the agricultural community to implement a variety of agricultural practices that are funded under USDA Farm Bills.
More information about the District can be seen at www.missaukeecd.org. Pay rate will be $19.75/hour to $21/hour based on experience. The desired start date is June 15, 2020. A valid Michigan driver’s license is required.
Interested applicants must submit a resume, official transcripts, and a cover letter indicating relevant experience no later than June 5, 2020. This is a grant-funded position through September 30, 2020, with the probability of extension. Apply to Sherry L. Blaszak, District Manager, Missaukee Conservation District (an EOE), 6180 W. Sanborn Road, Lake City, MI, 49651, firstname.lastname@example.org, 231.839.7193. (Posted 5/26/20)
BERRIEN CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Produce Safety Technician
Berrien Conservation District is seeking a Produce Safety Technician. Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in agriculture, natural resources management, environment, agronomy, crop, dairy and/or soil science, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental health, food science/technology, microbiology, toxicology, veterinary science, or a related degree from an accredited college or university. Two years’ experience in natural resources or agriculture fieldwork is desired. The individual will be employed by the Berrien Conservation District; office location will be in Berrien Springs, MI. Coverage will be Berrien, Van Buren, Allegan, and Kalamazoo counties.
The position will have responsibility to work with individuals in the agricultural community to implement a variety of agricultural practices for produce safety. Full position description is on www.berriencd.org. Competitive pay rate. A valid Michigan driver’s license and reliable vehicle is required.
Interested applicants must submit a resume, application (available from website) and a cover letter indicating relevant experience no later than June 12, 2020. This is a grant-funded position. Apply to Nancy Carpenter, Manager, at email@example.com.
Nancy Carpenter, Manager
Berrien Conservation District
3334 Edgewood Road
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
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