Soil Conservation Technician - Boone County Conservation District

October 19, 2021 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Organization: Boone County Conservation District

Position: Soil Conservation Technician (NRCS Partner Employee)

Location: 6028 Camp Ernst Road

Burlington, KY 41005

Regular work hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Occasional weekend or evening hours are required for various District projects The Boone County Conservation District (BCCDKY) is seeking an energetic, conscientious, and detail-oriented individual who enjoys making a difference, being part of a team, and takes pride in their career to help protect local natural resources. This position is in partnership with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).

The soil conservation technician is assigned to the Burlington field office and serves all counties within the NRCS Burlington Work Unit (Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Gallatin, Carroll, Owen, Grant, Pendleton, Scott, Harrison). The incumbent is responsible for providing technical support services and scheduling the installation and application of conservation practices. They will work with the NRCS and BCCDKY team to develop and implement ways to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of the products and/or services provided to customers.

BCCDKY Duties:

Provide technical support for BCCDKY conservation programs (25%)

  • Conduct field visits and provide technical assistance for conservation programs.
  • Work with landowners to develop conservation plans.
  • Assist with State Cost Share Programs.
  • Assist with Local Cost Share Programs.
  • Create/Update Ag Water Quality Plans.
  • Assist in Conservation Education Programs.
  • Preform other duties as assigned.

Provide technical and administrative support for NRCS conservation programs (75%)

NRCS Duties:

  • Assist with application process for the Farm Bill Programs including public information activities, onsite evaluation, and compiling planning data during the ranking process, gathering aerial photos, land use maps, soil & topographic maps, and gather preliminary engineering designs data to assist in completing cost estimates.
  • Assist NRCS staff with completion of Cultural Resources Review requests, make preliminary engineering surveys, gather preliminary planning data for required contract items, developing soils, location, and watershed maps, along with other supportive maps and data.
  • Provide assistance to customers with required documentation, such as engineering designs, specifications, and paperwork in accordance with the established guidelines, complete construction checks of practices to determine that specifications are met, gather photos of practice installation and monitor practice installations to ensure that design issues are identified and resolved, assist with carrying out annual status reviews or contract reviews to ensure contracts/plans are within policy.
  • Maintain a daily log of tasks, submit quarterly success stories, and contribute photos to be used for education and public relations
  • Performs all duties in a manner supportive of a safe and healthy work environment
  • Performs duties in a manner that actively supports civil rights policies regarding personnel rules and delivery of NRCS programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or mental and physical handicap.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to carry out Farm Bill Program activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College degree is required, background in environmental studies, natural resources, agriculture, or related field is preferred
  • Knowledge of conservation practices utilized in forestry and agricultural operations
  • Experience with GIS is strongly preferred
  • Ability to prioritize efforts and efficiently manage time independently to accomplish various tasks within established time frames.
  • Organizational skills and experience with filing and records keeping
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, email, website, and similar technology
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, organizational skills, both analytical and problem solving, and the ability to work with confidential documents

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three references via email to Mark Jacobs

(markjacobs@bccdky.org) by November 5, 2021.

For more information regarding the position, please refer to our website (www.bccdky.org) or call 859-586-7903 ext. 3.

BCCDKY is an equal opportunity employer.


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