Grundy County Technician

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JOB OPENING Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District District Specialist Technician Full-Time job opening as the District Specialist Technician with Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District. Soil and Water 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 district technicians are to gather preliminary data for conservation plans and develop a plan to implement conservation actions. On a day-to-day basis a 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. Some examples of conservation practices that may be installed on a land site include ponds, dry holes, grass waterways, terraces, seeding, cover crops, well decommissioning, pest management and grazing systems. 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. Starting salary is $15.00 per hour with room for advancement. Benefits available: health insurance, retirement, paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation. Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check. Applications are available at the Grundy County Soil & Water Conservation District Office in the USDA Service Center, 3415 Oklahoma Avenue, Trenton, MO 64683. Equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender
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Job Closing Date: 
May 26, 2023