Job opening at Snohomish CD

Resource Planner I (Farm Planner) Position Announcement

Terms: Permanent non-exempt regular full-time position (40 hours per week), with benefits

Salary: Starting at $35,650 to $50,000

Deadline to apply: January 23, 2017 4:00pm

Introduction:

The mission of the Snohomish Conservation District is to work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and responsible use of natural resources. The District has a talented staff of professionals that engage in project implementation and outreach activities to promote clean water, healthy salmon habitat, and a viable agricultural community. The Resource Planner I is focused on providing technical assistance and education to equine and small farm landowners in Snohomish County and Camano Island.

The Resource Planner I will join the Natural Resources Team and report to the Natural Resources Program Manager. Each employee is encouraged to seek continued learning opportunities, develop their individual technical knowledge, and explore strategies for how conservation practices and services may be improved. The ability to provide exceptional customer service, earn the trust of the public, and work cooperatively with a diverse population is essential to this position.

Funding for this position is subject to availability of state and local government grants and contracts. Permanence of the job is dependent upon continued grant funding.

Duties:

The primary responsibility of the Resource Planner I is to work with the large community of property owners that manage their land for horses to encourage responsible stewardship of the soil, water, and vegetation. The Planner will manage the District’s Sound Horsekeeping Program. This includes providing landowners with technical assistance in the form of site visits, technical assistance letters, and conservation (farm) plans as well as promoting the program through a variety of outreach activities. The Planner will assist landowners in the implementation of Best Management Practices to address nutrient, manure, mud, and drainage management. The measurement of success is completed conservation practices implemented in the field that may improve water quality, wildlife habitat, meet all necessary requirements for standards and specifications, as well as work to the advantage of the farm operation. The expectation is that the Resource Planner I will have or acquire the skills necessary to develop conservation (farm) plans based on NRCS specifications for agricultural landowners that provide detailed recommendations for nutrient management, pasture management, manure management, livestock exclusion, forest health, and habitat restoration. Within the District, there is ample opportunity to collaborate with other staff on a variety of projects.

For more information, contact Cindy Dittbrenner, Natural Resources Program Manager, at 425-377-7005 or cindy@snohomishcd.org.

Please submit the application materials to cindy@snohomishcd.org or:

Snohomish Conservation District

Attention: Cindy Dittbrenner

528 – 91st Ave NE, Ste A

Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Resource Planner I Announcement_SCD_2017.pdf

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