Position Title: Tuttle Creek Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) - Watershed
Location: Tuttle Creek Watershed primarily located in Marshall and Washington Counties, Kansas
Contact: Gary Satter, Executive Director
Opens: September 15, 2020 Closes: September 28, 2020
Position: Full-time, non-exempt employee
Wage: $50,000 - $55,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Benefits include annual & sick leave and lump sum payment for health insurance.
Method of Application: Submit resume and cover letter to Gary Satter via email by 5:00 pm on
September 28, 2020
Who we are: Since 1990, the Glacial Hills Resource Conservation & Development Region Inc. has been a
501-c-3 nonprofit, tax exempt rural development organization assisting with development of natural resource conservation and economic development partnerships and programs that enhances the environment and quality of life, expand opportunities for economic growth, and sustain community viability in northeast Kansas. Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) is a planning and management program designed to engage local stakeholders to identify watershed restoration and protection needs, establish goals, create a cost effective watershed plan to achieve goals and implement the plan. The State
Water Plan funds are combined with EPA federal funds to support this effort. Glacial Hills RC&D is the sponsoring organization for three WRAPS projects.
Job Description: Work with producers/landowners and resource professionals to implement agricultural best management practices (BMP) to improve surface water quality and increased soil health. Provide direct assistance to producers to assess and improve soil health on agricultural lands through establishment of multi-species cover crops, diverse crop rotations, minimal soil disturbance, adaptive grazing and related management practices that improve soil biology. Provide outreach to local watershed citizens for information and education regarding WRAPS project implementation and manage an effective campaign to engage producers and other stakeholders to improve soil health and water quality. Achieve annual BMP implementation goals as stated in the approved 9 Element Watershed
plan. Organize, lead, manage WRAPS Stakeholder Leadership Team (SLT) meetings. Enhance partnerships and identify opportunities to increase education and outreach efforts to implement and retain best management practices within the watershed.
Job Qualifications: The successful applicant will be a detail orientated individual with the ability to work independently and prioritize work schedule. Applicant will have good computer skills, and communication skills, both verbal and written. Applicant will have good interpersonal skills in working with landowners and the public. Job will require walking through rough terrain and/or inclement weather conditions. Knowledge of Google Earth mapping tool, agricultural equipment and cropping practices, and experience in agriculture land conservation best management practices is a requirement.
Need to possess a valid driver’s license and be able to utilize their own vehicle for work requirements.
Successful candidate may undergo a Federal background and fingerprint check. One or more years of production agriculture related work experience is required.
Required Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in
Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology, Ecology, or Natural Resource Conservation or related degree.
Coursework in agronomy and soil health subjects highly desirable
The successful candidate will: Have knowledge of principles, practices, terminology, and techniques of agricultural science related to water quality, nutrient management, soil health, and soil conservation; have knowledge of state, federal, and local environmental laws and regulations; have the ability to generate reports and educational materials; possess skill in interpersonal relationships i.e., motivation, written and verbal communications with producers and partners to meet their needs in a courteous and cooperative manner; have familiarity with the use of social media; display high standards of ethical conduct; commit to quality of service; display a high level of initiative, commitment and leadership skills; work with minimal supervision; demonstrate responsible behavior and attention to detail; market, organize, and conduct public outreach programs to inform watershed landowners and producers of available programs and funding to address water quality impairments and resource concerns.
Method of application: Submit cover letter with resume and three work related references to:
Gary Satter, Executive Director
Glacial Hills RC&D
P.O. Box 130, Wetmore, Ks 66550
Glacial Hills Resource Conservation & Development is an Equal Employment Employer
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year
- Paid time off
- Monday to Friday
- related work: 1 year (Required)
- Bachelor's (Required)
- Kansas (Required)
- Multiple locations