District Technician

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Job Description: 
Are you conservation minded and interested in improving soil health and water quality? If so, this is the job for you. You will be assisting landowners with the implementation of state cost-share programs such as designing terrace systems, waterways, ponds, spring developments, cover crops and more. The Ray County Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a District Technician. This position is full time day shift Monday-Friday. Within your first 30 days of employment you are eligible for 100% paid employee health insurance along with 50% paid employee Dental and Vision. LAGERS retirement program is also fully paid. Starting hourly wage is $16.31 with advancement opportunities. These advancements are based on a progression line, along with required testing milestones. Job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 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 Ray County SWCD office, 500 Wollard Blvd. Richmond, MO 64085. You may also contact Ray County SWCD at 816-776-7063 x3 or email breanna.cutter@swcd.mo.gov to request an application. Additionally, you may visit https://mosoilandwater.land under job opportunities to access an application. Ray County SWCD and USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To be considered you must fill out an application and include a resume (required) and cover letter (optional).
Job Closing Date: 
January 31, 2024