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Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District - Resource Conservationist

Posted: 12/27/2022
Location: Central Point, OR


Job Announcement
Resource Conservationist
Specialty: Agriculture

 

General Summary

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), at-will, exempt position, consisting of the duties of a Resource Conservationist for the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District (District) to implement conservation programs in Jackson County, Oregon.

This position provides technical assistance by conducting site visits, and helping landowners and land managers develop plans and, if needed, help secure financial assistance to implement resource stewardship projects for the ecological and economic benefit of individuals and the community. The Resource Conservationist must have strong technical capabilities including field and data management skills, the ability to work independently or as a part of a team and be able to communicate with project team members.

 

Supervision Received
The Resource Conservationist is under the general supervision of the Executive Director who conducts the performance evaluation for this position with input from District Staff.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
For details see the Position Description on the website at: jswcd.org

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR DUTIES
For details see the Position Description on the website at: jswcd.org

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS
For details see the Position Description on the website at: jswcd.org

SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS/EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
For details see the Position Description on the website at: jswcd.org

JOB CONDITIONS
For details see the Position Description on the website at: jswcd.org

 

Civil Rights

This position will perform in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws for equal employment and other requirements of civil rights statutes.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Pass a background test including a drug test.
  2. Must serve as incidental motor vehicle operator during daylight hours and after dark. In order to carry out these assigned duties, a valid Oregon driver’s license is required. Use of the employee’s own vehicle, although not preferred, may be necessary (reimbursement based on current state mileage rates).

 

Working hours and days, rest periods, lunch and paid leave

All work hours and days, rest periods, lunches, and paid leaves must comply with the District Personnel Policy and Procedure Policy.
 

Benefits
Pay Grade:
7-9-11

Health Insurance:
Stipend from the District

Retirement:
The District will automatically contribute 3% and will match the employee’s contribution, up to a maximum of seven percent (7%), of the employee’s gross salary, in a 457b retirement plan.

Leave Time:
Vacation and sick leave commiserate with time in service.

Starting date – Negotiable following selection

 

​​Application Requirements

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. College transcripts
  4. Short description of 3 natural resource stewardship projects, in which you were/are involved
  5. Three references with contact information

Note: Applications must be complete to be considered.

 

To Apply
Submit an electronic copy of the above requirements to the Executive Director at: randy.white@jswcd.org.

All applications are due by January 20th, 2023.

 

Jackson SWCD prohibits discrimination in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital of familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Jackson SWCD is an equal opportunity employer.