MI NRCS Technical Assistance Initiative Position Opening

MI NRCS Technical Assistance Initiative Soil Conservationist

The Michigan Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Clinton Conservation District are seeking an applicant to serve as Soil Conservationist with the St Johns USDA Field Office located in Clinton County, Michigan. This position would support Farm Bill program initiatives with a focus on the Maple River watershed. The ideal candidate has a bachelors degree in natural resources or agriculture-related sciences and a familiarity with Clinton County agricultural practices. The candidate should have a good aptitude for customer service, the ability to multitask and be willing to do site visits on farms and to woodlots.

NRCS and conservation districts provide technical support for producers and landowners wanting to do conservation. The Soil Conservationist would provide outreach to residents about available programs and funding, help landowners develop management plans for their lands and assist NRCS and District staff with office support as needed. This position is funded by a three-year grant though NRCS and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation with potential for continued funding, depending on available resources.

To apply, provide a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts (unofficial is okay) and three references. Please review position description below and direct any additional questions to Clinton Conservation District Executive Director, Kelcie Sweeney, at 989-224-3720 x5 or kelcie.sweeney@macd.org. Please drop off your application packet to the Clinton Conservation District office, 2343 N US 27, St Johns, or email your application materials to Kelcie Sweeney by Wednesday, June 13 at 4:30pm.

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