Allamakee SWCD Position Description – RCPP Project Coordinator

Definition:

This is currently a 2-year, part-time position with potential for extension requiring both office and field work.  The selected candidate will work with landowners regarding small grains, cover crops, and pasture practices.  They will be required to write reports, research funding sources, and perform related work as required.   Other duties include assisting the district with developing and coordinating other projects, conservation education day, annual newsletter, and all other duties assigned. The selected candidate will also assist with field work including conservation practice layout, surveying and staking conservation practices.   This work may involve being outside in inclement weather and walking over rough and uneven terrain.

Please submit resume’ by October 28, 2019 to Brianne Wild at brianne.wild@ia.nacdnet.net or

Allamakee SWCD
Attn: Brianne Wild
635 9th St. NW
Waukon, IA 52172

Work Examples:

Prepares various project reports as required

Meets with landowners/operators on site to discuss appropriate conservation measures for each site.

Researches and applies for funding sources for grants.

Assists with Commissioners activities.

Assists with daily field office activities including answering phone, greeting customers at the counter, and directing correspondence.

As needed, assists with general field work during heavy field workload times.

Competencies Required:

Ability to work independently and prioritize work schedule.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a widely variable customer base (farm operators, absentee landowners, farm managers, real estate developers, small acreage owners, urban dwellers, agribusiness, educators and other government agencies).

Ability to work outside in all weather conditions, over varying terrain.

Ability to adapt to new technologies as they become available; GPS, GIS, etc.

Ability to use spreadsheets, word processing, do data entry and utilize the internet for information gathering and communication.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with partner agencies, staff, contractors and customers.

Displays high standards of ethical conduct.  Exhibits honesty and integrity.  Refrains for theft related, dishonest or unethical behavior.  Observes all required security procedures for computer access and refrains from any unauthorized activities on the computers.

Communicates with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner.  Committed to quality of service.

Education, Experience and Special Requirements:

4-year natural resources/agronomy degree

Agricultural related work experience

Valid Drivers’ license

Computer skills (Excel, Word, ArcGIS)

Ability to work outdoors in rough terrain and inclement weather