Marion Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is currently seeking an experienced individual to work full-time as an Agricultural Conservation Planner. The position and office are in Salem, Oregon.
This is a full-time, at will, exempt position. The Agricultural Conservation Planner will work as part of the district’s technical team and will perform a variety of conservation work in both field and office environments. This position’s primary focus will be to assist, promote and help educate the agricultural community in the areas of conservation and the importance of implementing best management practices (BMPs) that protect and enhance our soil and water resources. He/she will primarily assist landowners/operators in assessing natural resource conditions and in planning and implementing conservation programs or practices to help resolve identified resource management problems. He/she is responsible to promote and administer financial assistance programs; monitor landowner contacts and contracts; develop and review conservation plans; develop and provide support documentation and produce general technical information.
This position requires knowledge and experience working with diverse agricultural crops, preferably those grown in Marion County. He/she will have experience or a strong desire to educate farmers and others about implementing conservation practices. He/she will have the ability to provide conservation related technical assistance by answering questions, provide resources and information, develop conservation plans and/or provide management planning assistance, develop and produce landowner maps in GIS using ArcView, and in addition to serving the public, he/she should possess a strong desire to work with and serve Marion County’s agricultural community.
For more information about this position and how to apply please see the attached job announcement or visit the Marion SWCD’s website at www.marionswcd.net