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Kelcie Sweeney, Executive Director

CONSERVATION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE INITIATIVE (CTAI) SOIL CONSERVATIONIST POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The Clinton Conservation District and Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI) Program is seeking interested applicants to serve as a CTAI Soil Conservationist serving Clinton, Eaton and Ionia counties. The position will be located in St. Johns, Michigan.  The individual will be employed by the Clinton Conservation District and the workstation will be located with the St Johns Michigan field office of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  The work will be performed under the technical guidance of the NRCS District Conservationist. The applicant must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in a natural resource or agriculture related field. Coursework MUST include at least 12 semester hours in soils and plant or crop science (must have at least 3 hours of a soils course and 3 hours of a plant or crop science course).

The CTAI Soil Conservationist will focus 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 the 2018 Farm Bill.  These practices may include, but are not limited to, pest management, nutrient management, prescribed grazing, irrigation water management, and tree/shrub establishment.  The position will also work with landowners on risk reduction assessment and implementation for environmental stewardship.

Starting pay rate will be dependent on experience $19-21/hr.  Benefit package includes paid holidays, sick leave, and a flex plan.  A valid Michigan driver’s license is required.  Please see full position description below.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, transcripts, references, and a cover letter electronically no later than 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2021 to Kelcie Sweeney, Executive Director: kelcie.sweeney@macd.org . Applications will be reviewed as they are received; applications received by the deadline will receive priority.