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Conservation Technical Assistant

Posted by: Manistee Conservation District

Posted date: Jul-18-2019

Location: Bear Lake, MI

Please see the full job description, with application instructions on our website at www.manisteecd2.org and click on the Jobs tab under About. Below is a summary:

This is a three-quarter time position, with STRONG PROBABILITY of becoming full-time after one year. As an employee of the Manistee Conservation District, employee will assist the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in providing technical and financial assistance for producers and landowners seeking to implement USDA-funded conservation activities on their land. Technical Assistant will work with landowners in the Manistee and Benzie County service areas to help them plan, manage, protect, and utilize their natural resources by implementing conservation practices funded through the 2018 Farm Bill. Technical assistant will be housed at the Manistee Conservation District and the USDA Service Center in Bear Lake, MI.

Deliverables include farm or property assessments, development of conservation plans, providing guidance with federal program signups and contracting, as well as providing technical assistance to landowners and producers implementing conservation practices. Conservation Technical Assistant�s work may include conservation practice implementation activities such as inventory and evaluation, survey, design, lay-out, construction inspection, and/or check-out tasks for conservation practices. Work may also include contract administration activities such as document collection and compilation, application ranking, contract correspondence preparation. Common conservation practices include agricultural nutrient management, cover crops, field borders and filter strips and stream-bank restoration.

To Apply: Please go to our website, locate the full job description under About/Jobs, and read the full job description, carefully following instructions under "TO APPLY." Submit all application materials by email only. For questions, please contact Susan Spencer at 231-889-9666 or send an email to susan.spencer(at)macd.org
Job Title Conservation Technical Assistant
Post Details
Email susan.spencer(at)macd.org
Employer's Website www.manisteecd2.org
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Environmental Science
Job Classification Job Classification -> Technician
Job Type Job Type -> Part-time & Full-time
Location Bear Lake, MI
Key Words Natural Resources
Start Date September 16, 2019
Salary $19-$21 per hour DOE
Deadline Aug-12-2019