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.
Tuscola Conservation District
The Tuscola Conservation District is seeking applications for the position of Conservation Technician. The Conservation Technician will assist the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), in planning, contracting and implementing various agricultural conservation practices in Tuscola County. This position aids in the delivery of USDA, Farm Bill Programs available to qualifying agricultural customers within Tuscola County with delivery of these programs to customers through multiple phases including: farm site assessments, developing conservation plans, assisting with program signups, contracting and implementation. This grant is a funded position for 2 years with intentions for renewal.
Application Deadline: Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to Mike Boike, District Manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org by the close of business on Friday, November 23, 2018. Please contact Mike Boike with any questions related to the position by email or by calling (989) 673-8174 ext.3. To obtain further information about the Tuscola Conservation District visit our website at www.tuscolacd.com. (Posted November 9, 2018)
Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District
The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District (CLMCD) is seeking enthusiastic applicants to serve as an educational Forester in the area of private lands forestry for the Michigan Forestry Assistance Program (FAP). The purpose of the Forestry Assistance Program is to provide private landowners with technical assistance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands. The candidate will be based in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and will include assignments in all of Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties. Duties will be performed under the direction of the CLMCD Executive Director with yearly goals guided by an advisory board made up of directors and staff from the Conservation District, local, state, and federal partners. Office to field split is approximately 60/40 depending on the time of year.
Application Deadline: Interested applicants should send a professional resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references to email@example.com with the subject "Forester Position"; or mail to CLMCD C/O Mike McCarthy, 2847 Ashmun St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 for consideration. Applications preferred by 4:00 pm EST on Friday, November 23, 2018. Post will remain open until filled. (Posted November 9, 2018)
Genesee Conservation District
Engineer - Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI)
The Genesee Conservation District is currently accepting applications for the CTAI Engineer position. The work involves the planning, design, and installation of conservation engineering practices to a variety of natural resource management and conventional agricultural resource concerns. The position will provide engineering services by conducting field investigations, topographic and stakeout surveys, preparing engineering designs and drawings, preparing construction cost estimates, and providing oversight of the installation of engineering structures and practices in several counties. Examples of the types of designs and implementation projects include: agricultural practices such as agrichemical handling facilities, livestock watering facilities, grade stabilization structures, grassed waterways, water and sedimentation control basins and wetland restoration projects. The engineer will work for Genesee Conservation District, under the technical guidance of the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS).
Application Deadline: Submit a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge and skills, along with a resume, and list of references to Angela Warren by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This posting will remain open until filled. (Posting updated September 5, 2018)
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