Soil & Water Conservation Specialist
The Iowa County Land Conservation Department is seeking applicants for a full-time Soil and Water Conservation Specialist position. This position helps protect and improve soil and water quality by implementing conservation programs and policies, including the Farmland Preservation Program, NR 151, and Nutrient Management Planning. This includes contacting landowners, conducting site visits, mapping, contracting, organizing trainings, and assisting with conservation issues. Position will provide technical assistance, cost-sharing, and outreach to farmers related to agronomic conservation practices such as nutrient management, cover crops, and no-till. Starting pay is $26.21/hr. and a generous, comprehensive benefit package is provided.
The employment application and job description are available on the Iowa County web site at https://www.iowacounty.org/departments/employee-relations/employment-opportunities or by calling (608) 935-0374. First review of applications is scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2023. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
The Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, is hiring a My Wisconsin Woods Coordinator. The Coordinator is responsible for maintaining all day-to-day operations and activities for My Wisconsin Woods–the largest network of woodland owners in Wisconsin. This position is directly responsible for advancing program plans through the execution of all day-to-day activities, which tend to focus on one-to-many interactions typical of mass communications such as website, e-newsletters, direct-mail, and social media. Also, this position is responsible for the minor but steady one-on-one communications with landowners to address questions and inquiries. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position will remain open until filled. See link above for more details.
Dane County Land Conservation Division is recruiting for a Conservation Specialist LTE (1200 hrs/year). The position will assist land conservation staff in implementing conservation practices, conduct GIS analysis on various data sets, and collaborate with Public Health on groundwater monitoring. See link above for details and to apply.
Winona County Soil (MN) and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is accepting applications for this position until 4:00 p.m. September 25, 2023. Under general direction of the District Manager, an employee of this classification possesses or obtains appropriate levels of Job Approval Authority (JAA)* to coordinate and implement soil and water conservation through technical, educational and financial assistance. The employee utilizes survey, design equipment and software to perform engineering functions to collect survey data, prepare designs, inspect material quantities and bid sheets. Ensures that projects are completed according to federal, state, local priorities, laws, ordinances, standards and specifications.
Under the general policy direction of the Land Conservation & Planning /Extension Pepin County Committee (LCC) and the directed assignment supervision of the Land Conservation & Planning Department (LCPD) County Conservationist, this person serves as the initial contact for all programs associated with the Land Conservation & Planning Department and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This person will provide program information and other information to the general public. This person also performs clerical and receptionist duties for the LCPD and NRCS. This person also performs economic development related duties under the supervision of the Land Conservation & Planning Director. Open until filled.
Trempealeau County Division of Land Management is hiring a Conservation Specialist to coordinate lake management plans, invasive species programs, and review and issue applications/permits/inspections for metallic and nonmetallic mines. In addition the position will provide conservation designs for agricultural practices. Apply by Sept. 24.
Washington County Land Resources Division is hiring a Water Resource Specialist. See link above for details.
Jefferson County LWCD is looking for a full-time Water Resources Management Specialist. This position provides technical expertise and education on water resource and aquatic invasive species issues to citizens, resource organizations, municipalities, and County Departments and Committees. Typical duties include training citizens to do monitoring, performing field work, attending water resource organization meetings, facilitating and writing lake and aquatic plant management plans, performing site visits to assess erosion and recommend conservation practices, and implementing cost sharing programs for conservation practice implementation. For a full description of the position and application materials, please visit the link above.
Does designing, planning, and facilitating fun and educational outdoor adventure opportunities excite you? Do you love meeting new and diverse people and fostering deeper connections with nature and the outdoors?
Are you a collaborator who enjoys being on a team? Are your written and oral communication skills strong and diverse? Can you maintain website pages and work in social media? Are you a leader?
If you answered yes to these questions then we have an exciting opportunity for you!
Sauk County is home to a vast array of lakes, rivers, and creeks with 22,000 acres of natural parks and open spaces that allow for 100 miles of biking, hiking, and walking. Sauk County is the ultimate destination where anyone can happily live, work, and play. We are looking for someone who has the desire to support local communities and positively lead the Land Resources and Environment team.
NRCS has several technician vacancies posted on USAJobs. They start at a GS-5, so those fresh out of a 2 year degree should also highlight any agricultural or natural resource experiences they have had in the past. Make sure to capture any farm work and don’t dismiss it, as work experience is critical for those with a 2 year degree to qualify for a GS-5 right out of school. NRCS is aware of this challenge and trying to find solutions to it.
You are invited to apply for a full time Conservationist position in beautiful Door County. Join an ambitious team, dedicated to protect, conserve, and explore over 300 miles of shoreline, 53 public beaches, 19 County Parks, 5 Wisconsin State Parks, and 25 named lakes and ponds. Come work where you can demonstrate your commitment to conserving our beautiful environment while enjoying the many attractions Door County has to offer.
Our team of Conservationists work independently on planning, designing and supervision of the installation of soil and water conservation projects. Conservationists also provide assistance to units of government and landowners on projects to improve the management of, and provide protection of, land, water and related natural resources. Conservationists are responsible for providing truthful and accurate written and verbal communications.
Currently, we are seeking a Conservationist with a focus on, and experience in Invasive Species programming.