Watershed Coordinator

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Sevier County, UT, USA 🇺🇸

Salary: $20.68 – $33.32 Hourly
Location: Sevier County, UT
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: 570 Department of Agriculture and Food
Job Number: 33422
Closing: 8/15/2022 11:59 PM Mountain
Recruiter: Christa Rowland, 801-538-4826

# of Openings: 1
Location: Richfield, Utah
Schedule Code: B – Competitive Career Service – Employment in this position requires a probationary period.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package. See benefits tab below for details.
Driver License Requirements: Employees hired for this recruitment will be subject to the Driver Eligibility standards found at the following link: https://adminrules.utah.gov/public/search/driver%20eligibility/Current%20Rules
EEO Statement: The State of Utah is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. For accommodations, dial 711 or TTY: 800-346-4128.

Job Description

Job Title:  Watershed Coordinator
Location:  Richfield

Job Description:
Full time technical/Watershed Coordinator position.  This is an “Exempt” position for the Richfield area watershed to provide technical and administrative support in locally led watershed planning efforts. Works with and under the direction of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF), the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Utah Division of Water Quality (DWQ).  The office will be located at the Richfield, Utah NRCS office.

Principal Duties:

  • Plan and implement projects to meet goals of TMDLs to reduce nonpoint source pollution and watershed plans.
  • Work with local landowners, stakeholders, and conservation district boards to promote and solicit implementation of watershed improvement projects.
  • Prepare grant applications and work plans to support TMDL nonpoint source projects. 
  • Assemble technical expertise and coordinate resources to prepare project implementation plans.
  • Develop project plans, designs, and approved permitting documents for nonpoint source water quality improvement projects.
  • Develop sampling and analysis plans and perform associated water quality monitoring activities to determine effectiveness of water quality improvement projects.
  • Coordinate and record matching funds from project cooperators and partner agencies.
  • Complete timely tracking and reporting of implementation activities to meet state and federal requirements.
  • Present at local CD meetings, conferences, and workshops.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience in hydrology, watershed management, watershed planning, soil science, natural resources, agronomy, agricultural engineering, or related field.
  • Have a high degree of self-motivation and work with minimal supervision.  Must work well with technical and professional staff, elected officials, and local stakeholders.
  • Possess a valid Utah vehicle driver’s license.  This position requires the use of a personal vehicle on both public and private roads during daylight hours and after dark.  Mileage will be compensated for business use of personal vehicle.
  • Offer services to individuals and groups without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other such designations protected by law.

*Preference may be given tolocal candidates and those with college degrees in agriculture or environmental sciences. All are encouraged to apply.

Why You Should Join Our Team:
The State of Utah has great benefits and the UDAF is made up of a group of great people with a farmer’s work ethic.  If you have a passion for agriculture, the UDAF is the place for you.

The Agency:
If you would like to read more about working for the Department of Agriculture and Food please click here.Typical Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelations, and distribution of plan, animal, and human life.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, and their applications.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Using oral communication to convey information effectively.  Have the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented orally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

  • And/or experience as a Conservation Planner II or similar experience, or a combination of education and experience equal to the bachelors degree.
  • Best qualified individuals for this job will have obtained a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, Botany, Horticulture, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, or other natural resource management degree,
  • General Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Certified Planner or equivalent certification/training in one or more area (e.g. Nutrient Management and Land Treatment (CNMP), Pest Management (IPM), or Agriculture and Wildlife interactions).
  • Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g. working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
  • The work may require overnight travel.
  • Valid driver license required to drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state per UCA 53-3-202(1)(a).granted the privilege to operate a motor vehicle by being licensed as a driver by the division under this chapter.
  • Work may require some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities.