Job Opportunities

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


Monroe Conservation District - Soil Conservation Technician
Genesee Conservation District - Soil Conservation Technician
Lapeer Conservation District - Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program Techncian
Jackson Conservation District - Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative Engineer


Monroe Conservation District - Soil Conservation Technician 

The Monroe Conservation District is seeking a Soil Conservation Technician (SCT) to implement conservation practices and wildlife habitat initiatives that protect and improve natural resources in Monroe County
Within this Phosphorus Initiative, the SCT will provide  technical assistance, and guidance to  landowners and producers, as well as working 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 targeting soil health, water quality, and wildlife habitat. Encouraging Federal Farm Bill Programs, and State of Michigan initiatives, such as: Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP), Pheasant Restoration Initiative, and the Hunting Access Program. The SCT will raise public awareness of problematic phosphorus loading 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 work will be performed in the office and in the field.

Position Description

Application Deadline:  Email cover letter, resume, and college transcripts to Catherine.Acerboni@mi.nacdnet.net by the close of business October 17, 2014.


Genesee Conservation District - Soil Conservation Technician

The Genesee Conservation District is seeking a Soil Conservation Technician (SCT) to implement 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 Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program, Pheasant Restoration Initiative, and the Hunting Access Program. The SCT will raise public awareness of problematic phosphorus loading 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 work will be performed in the office and in the field.

Position Description

Application Deadline:  Send cover letter, resume, and college transcripts to Angela Warren, 1525 N. Elms Rd., Flint, MI 48532 or by email at geneseecd@yahoo.com by the close of business October 15, 2014.


Lapeer Conservation District - Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program Technician

The Lapeer Conservation District, located in Lapeer, Michigan is seeking a full-time Michigan Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician.  The MAEAP Technician is responsible for delivering on-farm technical assistance in Lapeer and Macomb Counties, 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 Conservation District staff to promote MAEAP and educate diverse audiences on the importance of natural resource conservation in Lapeer and Macomb Counties.

Position Description

Application Deadline:  4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.  Please email a resume with a cover letter stating  how your knowledge and skills make you a suitable candidate for this position, and a list of three references to: Mary Brown, District Manager, Lapeer Conservation District at maryr.brown@mi.nacdnet.net.   

  

Jackson Conservation District - Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative Engineer

The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI) is seeking interested applicants to serve as a CTAI Engineer in the Jackson Conservation District.  The applicant must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Agricultural Engineering.  Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam is desired, but not a requirement.  The position will be located in Jackson, Michigan.  The selected individual will handle assignments in a multi-county area.  The work will be performed under the approval of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  

The engineer will be responsible to work with individuals in the agricultural community to conduct field investigations, prepare engineering designs, and oversee construction on a variety of agricultural practices.  These practices may include agrichemical containment facilities, animal trails and walkways, grade stabilization structures, grassed waterways, and sedimentation control basins.  The individual will gain substantial hands-on field and design experience.

Position Description

Application Deadline: October 17th, 2014. Interested applicants must electronically submit a resume, official transcripts, and a cover letter indicating relevant experience d be submitted electronically to crookm@michigan.gov. For questions regarding this posting please contact Michelle Crook, Engineering Specialist, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development at (517) 284-5625.