VACD seeks a qualified candidate to fill a full time Conservation Programs Technical Coordinator/Land Treatment Planner position. This position will work out of a Vermont USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Field Office.
Technical Coordinator responsibilities will include providing support and assistance in training and coordinating VACD conservation planning staff, serving as the point person for on-going communications with NRCS state resource staff, and providing technical guidance and support in managing VACD’s conservation planning workload across the state.
Land Treatment Planner responsibilities will include providing conservation planning assistance to agricultural producers with an emphasis on gathering resource inventory data and developing the land treatment plans needed for NRCS Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans and/or fulfilling Vermont’s Required Agricultural Practices. BA or BS in natural resources, agriculture, soils, science or agronomy is required. Thirty hours of cumulative course work in soils, crop, aquatic and/or plant science are highly desired. Critical skills needed include two plus years of experience with NRCS conservation planning and resource assessments, and experience in the development of technical information necessary for the completion of land treatment plans or similar resource assessments. Starting wage is $20 per hour. Visit www.vacd.org for detailed job description and qualifications. Position includes training, health insurance benefit and generous leave package.
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