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The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
The Water & Agriculture Technician will work with the Water and Agriculture Program team to carry out a three-year project (with potential for renewal) to promote improved irrigation management and other sustainable agriculture initiatives in Central Nebraska. This project will see The Nature Conservancy (TNC), industry, public entities, and producers collaborating to implement technology designed to support decision making and measure the benefits of on-farm water conservation.
The Water & Agriculture Technician will assist with implementation, coordination, measurement of best management practices and technology for irrigation scheduling and water use in farm management systems. This includes the following functions:
As part of the Technician’s ongoing professional development, he/she will be responsible for keeping abreast of new agriculture and irrigation techniques and equipment to enhance performance. This position will work closely with the farm community. This position will also work in concert with the Nebraska water management and research communities. In addition, they shall work to build and maintain relationships in the professional statewide water and irrigation community and in the local community where the Conservancy works.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
HOW TO APPLY
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
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