The following job opportunities are now available with Michigan Conservation Districts:
Montcalm Conservation District – Conservation Assistant
Montcalm Conservation District is seeking a part-time Conservation Assistant. This position will assist staff in coordinating, organizing, and implementing Montcalm Conservation District programs. Duties include attending board and committee meetings, planning and organizing natural resource projects, monitoring grants, preparing reports and agreements, establishing partnerships, coordinating workshops, and assisting both the Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service staff. Candidate must be a self-starter and able to work both independently and with others. Experience or familiarity with agriculture/natural resources and a college degree in a related field are desired. Candidate must pass a background check.
This is a part-time, 3 days per week position. (20 hours/week; $14 – $17/hour depending on qualifications) Position requires intermittent time outside of regular office hours. Position reports to District Manager.
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.
Shiawassee Conservation District – Agricultural Technician
The Shiawassee Conservation District is currently hiring a candidate for an Agricultural Technician funded under the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). The position is full-time, 40 hours per week. Usual work hours will be scheduled between the hours of 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, M-F. Some nights and weekends will be required.
The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering on-farm technical assistance in Shiawassee and Livingston counties. This includes conducting farm-specific risk assessments; coordinating local, state, and federal agency resources to help growers/farmers reduce environmental risks; and assisting growers/farmers in making progress toward MAEAP verification.
Applicants should have a four-year agriculture, natural resource management, or related degree from an accredited college or university. Minimum two years of experience in agriculture or natural resource related fieldwork is preferred. Knowledge of, and experience working with, agricultural producers and practices is preferred. Experience collaborating on, developing, and delivering agriculture education programs to a variety of audiences in diverse settings is preferred. Must maintain a valid driver’s license and pass a Federal Background Security Check.
Application Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019.
Please submit a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge and skills, along with a resume, and list of references to:
Executive Director Shiawassee Conservation District
1900 S. Morrice Rd., Owosso, MI 48867
or via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAEAP Water Quality Technician
The Newaygo Conservation District is currently accepting applications for a MAEAP Water Quality Technician. The MAEAP Technician is responsible for delivering on-farm technical assistance in Newaygo & Muskegon 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 Water Quality Technician is also responsible for collaborating with Conservation District staff to promote conservation programs, assist staff with the Regional Conservation Partnership Program outreach campaign and educate diverse audiences on the importance of sustainable agriculture in the Newaygo & Muskegon County region.
Application Deadline: Monday September 9, 2019, by 5:00pm
Submit by email a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge and skills, along with a resume, and list of references to:
Newaygo County Conservation District
If you have questions, please call (231) 225-3185.
Applications should submit their packages as soon as possible; if the right applicant is found we will begin interviews and start the hiring process.
Application Deadline: September 13, 2019
Submit cover letter, resume and list of (3) references to:
Lindsay Garrison, District Manager
Lenawee Conservation District
1100 Sutton Rd.
Adrian MI 49221-9377
The Delta Conservation District, a local unit of government, is seeking interested applicants for a permanent forester position in the south-central Upper Peninsula. The applicant must possess a minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in forestry from an accredited university, must pass a criminal history check, drug screen and posses a valid Michigan driver’s license. Work will be performed under the technical guidance of the senior forester.
The forester position will be mostly field based focusing on education and technical assistance to private landowners. The position will also have responsibility to assist private landowners in implementing a variety of forestland practices that are funded under the USDA Farm Bill.
Starting salary range will be determined upon on education and experience, and is fully supported by the Delta Conservation District (this is not a grant funded position).
Application Deadline: September 6th, 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/Tuesday – September 16th/17th.