The Morton County Soil Conservation District is a political subdivision headquartered in Mandan, ND. The SCD is governed by a board of three elected and two appointed supervisors and currently has three employees: A District Secretary, a District Technician, and a 319 Watershed Coordinator.
The Morton County SCD (MCSCD) is looking to hire a seasonal/temporary position that aids existing staff in implementing conservation on an agricultural landscape. Employees at Morton County SCD work with landowners and producers on a daily basis to help incorporate conservation practices into existing agricultural operations through voluntary programs.
The seasonal/temporary position will assist the District Technician, District Watershed Coordinator, and District Secretary with job duties as needed. Hours will range from 10-40+ per week, depending on work availability. Some of the job duties include, but are not limited to:
Assist with tree plantings
Manage and care for tree stock
Operate ATV and/or tractor
Operate grass drill and broadcast seeder
Transport equipment and machinery using enclosed and gooseneck trailers
Collect soil and water samples
Use a Trimble GPS
Help monitor and checkout practices
Map practices and plans in ArcGIS/Toolkit
Handle payment for services provided
Participate in the organization and planning of field tours, workshops, educational activities, and achievement programs
Prepare and format quarterly newsletters
Attend training sessions when approved by the district board of directors
Report monthly to the district board of supervisors on activities and accomplishments
General office work- filing, mailing, filling out forms, answering phones, etc.
Perform other related duties as requested by the district board of directors
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Beth McCleary
Valid Driver’s License
Applicants may be required to submit to drug tests and a federal background check
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Conservation, Agriculture, or a related field is preferred