The following job opportunities are now available with Michigan Conservation Districts:
Mason-Lake Conservation District – Conservation Technician
The Mason-Lake Conservation District is seeking a Conservation Technician. The successful candidate will work with the district and assist the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), for the purposes of planning, contracting and providing technical guidance to landowners for implementation of various conservation activities in Mason County and the west half of Lake County.
Delivery of these programs will be through multiple phases, including farm and property site visits, development of conservation plans, providing guidance with federal program enrollment and contracting, as well as providing technical assistance to landowners and producers implementing conservation practices.
The Technician’s work may include practice implementation activities such as inventory and evaluation, survey, design, lay-out, construction inspection among others. The work may also include contract administration activities such as document collection and compilation, application ranking, and contract correspondence preparation.
Common conservation practices promoted to landowners include agricultural nutrient management, erosion control, cover crops, field borders, filter strips, forest management activities and streambank restoration.
Sunday, October 20, 2019, by Midnight
Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and college transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in one PDF file, with “Application – Conservation Technician” in the email subject line, to:
Mason-Lake Conservation District
Contact Dani McGarry at the above email with any questions. To obtain further information about the Mason-Lake Conservation District visit www.mason-lakeconservation.org.
Grand Traverse Conservation District – Community Engagement Specialist
The Grand Traverse Conservation District is seeking a Community Engagement Specialist. This new position will assist in developing GTCD’s presence within the local community, with the overarching goal of increased support for the organization. This includes managing volunteer recruitment/retention and assisting in all facets of marketing, public relations, social and web communications as well as fundraising and friend-raising campaigns. The candidate should be outgoing and a positive representative of the organization, possessing outstanding communication skills.
The position is full-time with benefits. The salary range is: $36,000-42,0000/year.
Montcalm Conservation District – Conservation District Forester
The Montcalm Conservation District is seeking a Forester to provide assistance to private forest landowners in Montcalm, Kent, and Ionia counties.
This position requires a minimum of a B.S. or M.S. in Forestry from a Society of American Foresters accredited program or a forester certified by the Society of American Foresters. This is a granted position through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development – Forestry Assistance Program. The wage ($21-$24/hour) will be commensurate with candidate’s experience and education.
The purpose of the program is to provide landowners with technical information regarding forestry, wildlife habitat and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands.
Day to day administrative supervision will be provided by the Montcalm CD District Manager. Primary office space for the Forestry position is located at the USDA Service Center in Stanton, MI. The forester’s time is allocated between the Montcalm, Kent, and Ionia Conservation Districts. The forestry position is primarily a field position.
Benefits include holiday pay, accrued sick and annual leave, health insurance stipend, mileage reimbursement and excellent opportunities for training and skills development.