Jobs

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.

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Job Description

Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references to:

ATTN:  Amber Snow, District Manager
77 South State Street
Stanton, MI 48888

Email:  amber.snow@macd.org

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.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled.

Job Description

Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references to:

ATTN:  Amber Snow, District Manager
77 South State Street
Stanton, MI 48888

Email:  amber.snow@macd.org

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.

Job Description

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:

Melissa Higbee
Executive Director Shiawassee Conservation District
1900 S. Morrice Rd., Owosso, MI 48867

or via Email: melissa.higbee@macd.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:

Lucas.Cotton@macd.org
District Administrator
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.

MAEAP TECHNICIAN
Lenawee Conservation District
 
The Lenawee Conservation District is currently seeking applicants for the position of Michigan Agricultural a local unit of  government, assisting landowners with the conservation and management of their natural resources. The Michigan Agriculture  Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician.  MAEAP is an innovative, proactive program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks.
 
The MAEAP Technician will assist with the implementation of MAEAP in Lenawee County through on-farm technical assistance, education, conservation plan development to implement practices, and coordinate local, state and federal agency resources to help agricultural producers reduce identified environmental risks, and make progress toward MAEAP verification.

LCD Job Posting

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

FORESTER
Delta Conservation District
 

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.

DISTRICT MANAGER
Schoolcraft Conservation District
 
The Schoolcraft Conservation District is currently seeking a District Manager.  The District Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Schoolcraft County Conservation District including organization and supervision of office operations and staff, coordinating District programs and activities, performing field work associated with grants, fee-for-services activities, workshops, etc. and providing assistance to the District Board members.
Application Deadline:  until filled
 
Submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Tom White at gtwhite74@gmail.com with “District Manager” in the subject line.
DISTRICT MANAGER
Dickinson Conservation District
 
The Dickinson Conservation District is currently seeking a District Manager. The District Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Dickinson Conservation District including organization and supervision of office operations and staff, coordinating District programs and activities, performing field work associated with grants, fee-for-services activities, workshops, etc. and providing assistance to the District Board members.
Application Deadline:  until filled
 
Submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Bill Rice at wmdrice@gmail.com with “District Manager” in the subject line.