Conservation Technician Opportunity

Join Resilient Indiana's efforts as a Conservation Technician, providing technical assistance to agricultural, woodland, and urban land users within a regional team.

About Resilient Indiana:
Resilient Indiana, an initiative of the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD), aims to promote climate change mitigation activities, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance ecological resilience in agricultural enterprises and rural communities.

Job Responsibilities:
Support local SWCD boards in promoting climate change mitigation activities.
Assist in developing conservation program activities in collaboration with SWCDs and partner agencies.
Foster relationships with land users to encourage conservation efforts.
Coordinate with partners to expand knowledge of programs for improving carbon storage.
Provide technical assistance and education alongside Indiana Conservation Partners.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
Understanding of soil and water conservation theories and practices.
Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.
Familiarity with modern farm equipment and practices.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Flexibility to attend occasional evening and weekend meetings.
Valid Indiana driver’s license and vehicle for job-related activities.

Preferred Skills:
Expertise in soil and water conservation practices.
Experience working with producers and woodland managers.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree preferred; candidates may substitute an associate’s degree and three years of relevant experience.

Working Conditions:
Expect regional travel and occasional overnight stays. Work outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.

Supervision:
Reporting to the Resilient Indiana Program Director, Conservation Technicians work independently and collaboratively with various partners.

Salary and Benefits:
Annual salary starts at $51,000 with potential increases based on performance. Benefits include health stipend, retirement contribution, paid time off, flexible work schedule, and cell phone stipend.

How to Apply:
Email cover letter, resume, and college transcript to Meg Leader here.
Deadline: Monday, April 29, 2024, or until filled. Early submissions encouraged.