Job Opportunities

The following Job Opportunities are now available with Michigan Conservation Districts: 


Blue Water Conservation District - Conservation Technician
Ottawa Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
Genesee Conservation District - Soil Conservation Technician
Genesee Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
Delta Conservation District - Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative Specialist


Blue Water Conservation District - Conservation Technician
The Blue Water Conservation District (formerly the Sanilac & St. Clair Conservation Districts) is accepting applications for a Conservation Technician position to provide technical assistance to agriculture producers and landowners.  Position Objective: To work with the Natural Resources & Conservation Services (NRCS) and the Blue Water Conservation District (BWCD) planning and implementing various conservation practices in Sanilac County, St. Clair County & Macomb County. This is a grant funded position with annual renewal from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Job Posting

Application Deadline: November 3, Close of Business. Submit cover letter (include salary requirements & preferred office reporting location), resume & references to Joe Kautz, District Manager by email  to 
joe.kautz@macd.org.


Ottawa Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
The Ottawa Conservation District is currently seeking applicants for a Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician. The MAEAP Technician furthers the mission of the Ottawa Conservation District through the administration of the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program. The MAEAP Technician is responsible for delivering on-farm technical assistance in Ottawa County, MI. This includes conducting farm-specific risk assessments; coordinating local, state, and federal agency resources to help farmers reduce environmental risks; and assisting farmers in making progress toward MAEAP verification. The MAEAP Technician is also responsible for collaborating with Conservation District staff to promote MAEAP and educate diverse audiences on the importance of sustainable agriculture in the Ottawa County region.

Job Posting

Application Deadline: October 30th at 5:00pm. Please email cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge and skills, along with a resume, and list of references to the Ottawa Conservation District to Megan Boos, Executive Director at ottawacd@macd.org; or by mail to: 16731 Ferris St. Grand Haven MI, 49417. 


Genesee Conservation District - Soil Conservation Technician
The Genesee Conservation District is currently seeking applicants for the position of Soil Conservation Technician (SCT).  The SCT implements conservation practices and wildlife habitat initiatives that protect and improve natural resources in Genesee County’s Watersheds. Within this Phosphorus Initiative, the SCT will provide public outreach, technical assistance, and recruitment of landowners and producers. The SCT will work cooperatively with multiple agencies, including, but not limited to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) to promote federal and state programs aimed at soil health, water quality, and wildlife habitat. Programs included are the Federal Farm Bill and State of Michigan initiatives, such as: Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program, Pheasant Restoration Initiative, and the Hunting Access Program. The SCT will raise public awareness of problematic phosphorus locating in the watershed and work proactively with agricultural producers to identify on-farm environmental risks that may cause phosphorous to enter into drains and waterways. This will work will be performed in the office and in the field primarily between the hours of 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

Job Posting

Application Deadline: 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Submit a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge and skills, along with a resume to Angela Warren by email at geneseecd@yahoo.com.
 

Genesee Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
The Genesee Conservation District is currently seeking a MAEAP Water Stewardship Technician to further the mission of the Genesee Conservation District through the delivery of the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). The MAEAP Technician is responsible for delivering on-farm technical assistance in Genesee and Oakland Counties in Michigan. This includes conducting farm-specific risk assessments; coordinating local, state, and federal agency resources to help farmers reduce environmental risks; and assisting farmers in making progress toward MAEAP verification. The MAEAP Technician is also responsible for collaborating with District staff to promote MAEAP and educate diverse audiences on the importance of environmental quality.

Job Posting

Application Deadline:  4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Submit a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge and skills, along with a resume to Angela Warren by email at geneseecd@yahoo.com.


Delta Conservation District - Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative 
The Delta Conservation District is currently seeking interested applicants to apply for a Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program conservation technical assistant position.  The applicant must possess a minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in an agriculture related field.  The individual will be employed by the Delta Conservation District and the work station will be co-located with the local office of the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Gladstone, MI. Individuals will handle assignments in a multi-county area.  The work will be performed under the technical guidance of the NRCS District Conservationist. The CTAI Specialist 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 the USDA 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.

Job Posting

Application Deadline: Wednesday October 18th, 2017, close of business.  Submit a resume, official transcripts, and cover letter indicating relevant experience to the Delta Conservation District, Attn. CEO, at 6822 Hwy. 2, 41 & M35, Gladstone, MI. 49837.  Selected candidates should plan to interview on Monday October 23rd the following week.