District Technician

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Job Description: 
Exciting Full-Time job opening as the District Specialist/Technician with Howard County Soil and Water Conservation District. Soil Conservation Technicians assist soil and water conservation districts in the implementation of total resource management system plans and provide assistance in conservation planning. Some of the tasks required by Soil Conservation Technicians are to gather preliminary data for conservation plans and develop a plan to implement conservation actions. On a day-to-day basis a soil conservation technician gathers preliminary data for use in developing physical resource plans and papers on the history of land use. After this, the technician then surveys, plots, lays out, and stakes selected sites and assists landowners in selecting, installing, and maintaining a variety of measures that conserve and improve soil, water, air, plants, and animals. Examples of single conservation measures that may be installed on a land site include grass waterways, terracing, tree planting, grass and legume seeding, cover crops and grazing systems. Examples of practices applied to treat a physical resource include conservation tillage practices, fertilization, pesticide application, and conservation cropping systems. In addition, a combination approach involving seeding, terraces, diversions, ponds, waterways, erosion control structures and wildlife habitat may be necessary. Additional Job Requirements: The applicant will be required to work in extreme temperatures as well as in the office. Strong computer skills, good public relations skills, strong public speaking skills, mathematical skills and mechanical skills are required for this position. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. College is beneficial but not required. Starting salary is $13.39 with room for advancement. Benefits available: health insurance, retirement, paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation. Must have a valid driver’s license, dependable vehicle and pass a background check. Applications and position descriptions are available at the Howard County Soil & Water Conservation District Office in the USDA Service Center, 745 State Road DD, Fayette, MO. 65248, by phone 660-248-3358 ext. 3 or email megan.felten@swcd.mo.gov. Applications or resumes accepted through, October 30, 2018. EOE
Job Closing Date: 
October 30, 2018