District Specialist

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Job Description: 
The Lafayette County Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a District Specialist. This is a full time position Monday-Friday, with paid health insurance and retirement benefits. Starting hourly wage is $15.00 with advancement opportunities. These advancements are based on a progression line, along with required testing milestones. District Specialist job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting landowners with the implementation of state cost-share programs; surveying/staking in the field and designing the cost-share practice in the office; perform check-out of practice following policy and specifications; meet with landowners and contractors for pre-construction conferences; help manage and maintain rental equipment and general office duties. The ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and to travel over rough terrain is required. The applicant must have good communication skills, basic computer skills, possess the ability to work under high workloads at peak times and be able to adapt to day to day changes. Basic farm knowledge/experience or the ability to use surveying instruments is helpful but not required. High school diploma or GED required and valid driver’s license. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a USDA background check. Applications may be picked up at the Lafayette County SWCD/NRCS office, 120 W. 19th Street Higginsville 64037. Due to Covid-19 operating procedures building access is limited, please contact Ray County SWCD at 660-584-8732 x3 to make arrangements to receive an application. Additionally, you may visit mosoilandwater.land under job opportunities to access an application. Please submit a resume with your application. The Lafayette County SWCD is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Closing Date: 
March 31, 2022