Job Opportunities

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

Jackson Conservation District Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative Engineer
Ionia Conservation District Michigan Environmental Assurance Program Technician
Clare Conservation District - Outreach Forester
Genesee Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
Genesee Conservation District - Civil Engineering Technician
Genesee Conservation District - Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative Engineer - Limited Term


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.



Ionia Conservation District - MAEAP Technician

The Ionia Conservation District, located in Ionia, Michigan is seeking a full-time Michigan Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician.  The MAEAP Technician is responsible for delivering on-farm technical assistance in Ionia and Barry County, 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 sustainable agriculture in the Ionia and Barry County region.

Position Description

Application Deadline: 4:00pm EST, Friday October 9, 2014.  Please email completed resume, cover letter and three references stating your suitability for the position based on required knowledge and skills to Melissa Eldridge, District Manager, Ionia Conservation District, at melissa.eldridge@mi.nacdnet.net.  Questions regarding the position please call, 616-527-2620 ex 101.



Clare Conservation District - Outreach Forester

The Clare/Gladwin Conservation Districts are seeking an Outreach Forester to coordinate the Clare/Gladwin Forestry Assistance program (FAP).  The purpose of the FAP is to provide private landowners with technical assistance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they are able to make informed decisions and implement sound strategies related to the use and management of their forestlands.  The office will be in the Clare Conservation District office in Harrison, Michigan and will include assignments in both Clare and Gladwin Counties.  Duties will be performed under the direction of the Clare Conservation District Manager and the FAP advisory committee.  This is a one-year (renewed annually) grant funded position with a wage range of $40,000-$45,000 (depending on experience), including a benefit contribution.

Position Description

Application Deadline:  4:30 pm, October 3, 2014.  To apply send cover letter and resume detailing your work history and areas of expertise to the Clare Conservation District, Attn:  Holly Keenan, District Manager @ 225 W. Main St. P.O. Box 356 Harrison, MI 48625.



Genesee Conservation District -MAEAP Water Stewardship Technician

The Genesee Conservation District is seeking interested applicants to serve as a MAEAP Water Stewardship Technician (MAEAP Technician).  The MAEAP Technician furthers the mission of the Genesee Conservation District (District) through the delivery of the Michigan Agricultural 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.

Position Description

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Submit a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge and skills, along with a resume, and list of references to Genesee Conservation District by email at geneseecd@yahoo.com or by mail to Angela Warren, 1525 N. Elms Rd., Flint, MI 48532.



Genesee Conservation District - Civil Engineering Technician

The Genesee Conservation District is seeking interested applicants to serve as a Civil Engineering Technician. The position will be located in Flint, Michigan. The selected individual will handle civil engineering technician and construction assignments in a multi-county area. The work will be performed under the supervision of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The civil engineering technician will be responsible to work with USDA and individuals in the agricultural and construction communities to conduct field investigations, conduct topographic and stakeout surveys, prepare engineering designs and drawings, and oversee construction of a variety of engineering practices related to agriculture. These practices are typically agrichemical containment facilities, animal waste storage facilities, grade stabilization structures, vegetated open channels, wetland restoration, and sedimentation control basins. Entry level pay for the grant-funded position will be in the range of $21-$22 per hour, 40 hours per week; benefits include a small benefit stipend, paid time off, and paid holidays.

Position Description

Application Deadline:  October 6, 2014.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume indicating relevant experience to Angela Warren, 1525 N. Elms Rd., Flint, MI 48532 or electronically at geneseecd@yahoo.com. All NRCS & District employment, programs, and services are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability/handicap, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

 

Genesee Conservation District - Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative Engineer, Limited Term

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, on behalf of the Genesee County Conservation District, is currently seeking interested applicants for a limited term engineering position to be located in Flint, Michigan. This will be a six month position with the possibility of being extended. 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 individual will work for the Conservation District and the work station will be located with the Flint office of the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The selected individual will handle assignments in a multi-county area. The work will be performed under the approval of the NRCS. 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. Entry level pay will be approximately $24/hour, 40 hours per week; benefits include a small benefit stipend, paid time off, and paid holidays.

Application Deadline:  October 10, 2014.  Interested applicants must submit a resume, official transcripts, and cover letter indicating relevant experience to crookm@michigan.gov