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Agricultural Technician

Armstrong Conservation District

Kittanning, Pennsylvania

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Starting at $38,000 based on experience and education

The Armstrong Conservation District (ACD) Board of Directors will be accepting applications for the full-time position of Agricultural Technician until the position is filled. The Agricultural Technician will lead the Armstrong Conservation District’s agricultural programs in Armstrong County. The primary responsibilities of this position include administering the following programs: ACT (Agricultural Conservation Technical Assistance) Program, the Nutrient Management Program, the ACAP (Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program), and the Armstrong County Farmland Preservation Program.

Job duties include, but are not limited to: managing the installation of agricultural Best Management Practices (BMP’s), applying for grant funding for agricultural projects, providing technical assistance to agricultural producers, assisting with the development of manure and nutrient management plans, and the development and presentation of environmental/conservation education programs to agricultural producers; obtain necessary certifications, and attend professional development events in the agricultural field.

The successful candidate will either have a college background in agriculture or a closely related field or equivalent job experience and training. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organization skills, agricultural background, project management experience, and knowledge of matters pertinent to conservation and non-point source pollution and the environment. Applicants must possess a valid PA Driver’s license for at least 3 years and provide for their own transportation as needed. The successful applicant must pass a criminal background check and other pre-employment screenings.

The Agricultural Technician starting salary will be $38,000+/year based on experience and education. The Armstrong Conservation District offers a competitive benefit package including paid holidays, health/vision/dental insurance, a contributory retirement plan, vacation, sick, and personal leave.

The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as required by the District Board or its designee. The Armstrong Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ACD will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the District.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this position, applicants must email Holly Laird at halaird@co.armstrong.pa.us  to obtain an application and full job description. Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and completed application to halaird@co.armstrong.pa.us 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership, Environmental Education, General / Stewardship
Tags Sustainable Agriculture