319 Watershed Coordinator-North Dakota

Agency
Morton County Soil Conservation District
Location
Mandan, ND
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$16.00+ DOE
Last Date to Apply
12/01/2018
Description
1. Administer an EPA 319 grant goaled at reducing Nonpoint Source Pollution in a specific watershed. 2. Pursue funding from alternative sources (i.e. Outdoor Heritage Fund) to potentially provide in-kind match for EPA 319 funds and/or to meet the conservation needs of the county. 3. Become familiar with practices that can be applied on a landscape to address conservation needs. 4. Collect samples (soil, water, forage) and perform biological assessments. 5. Contact, develop, and maintain relations with producers in the project area(s) to provide conservation planning assistance and financial assistance for recommended practices that will treat a resource concern. These resource concerns typically relate to soil, water, air, plants, and animals. 6. Coordinate informational/educational (I/E) events to increase the knowledge/awareness of conservation practices and/or cost-share programs. Target audiences include producers, schools, and other agencies. 1. Maintain detailed records of contacts with producers. 2. Develop contracts for producers in accordance with established guidelines and assist producers during the implementation phase of their contracts (i.e. answer questions relating to a practice). 3. Evaluate effectiveness of existing or new practices through follow-up. 4. Publicize water quality and conservation through various media (i.e. quarterly newsletter, radio ads, I/E events). 5. Prepare monthly reports for the District Board that may include day-to-day activities, trends in conservation work and producer contract updates. 6. Operate equipment safely and for authorized purposes (i.e. Tractor, UTV). 7. Submit any necessary grant applications, reports, reimbursement requests and like forms in a timely manner to the proper individuals, such as the ND Dept. of Health - Water Quality Division. 8. Conduct informal meetings. 9. Coordinate with landowners as they request the District’s rental equipment (i.e. Manure Spreader, Drill). 10. Keep up-to-date on federal, state, and local laws that affect conservation work within the county. 11. Develop and maintain relations with natural resource agencies operating within the county (i.e. Water Resource Board, ND Game and Fish, ND Natural Resources Trust). 12. Assist the District with tree planting and weed barrier fabric application as needed; this may require lifting objects more than 40 lbs. 13. Assist NRCS with any field or office work, as requested. 14. Perform other duties, as requested, by the Morton County SCD Board of Supervisors.
Qualifications
Valid driver's license and clean driving record. Relevant college degree preferred (Natural Resources Management, Agricultural, Biological Sciences etc.) but not mandatory. 1. Maintain detailed records of contacts with producers. 2. Develop contracts for producers in accordance with established guidelines and assist producers during the implementation phase of their contracts (i.e. answer questions relating to a practice). 3. Evaluate effectiveness of existing or new practices through follow-up. 4. Publicize water quality and conservation through various media (i.e. quarterly newsletter, radio ads, I/E events). 5. Prepare monthly reports for the District Board that may include day-to-day activities, trends in conservation work and producer contract updates. 6. Operate equipment safely and for authorized purposes (i.e. Tractor, UTV). 7. Submit any necessary grant applications, reports, reimbursement requests and like forms in a timely manner to the proper individuals, such as the ND Dept. of Health - Water Quality Division. 8. Conduct informal meetings. 9. Coordinate with landowners as they request the District’s rental equipment (i.e. Manure Spreader, Drill). 10. Keep up-to-date on federal, state, and local laws that affect conservation work within the county. 11. Develop and maintain relations with natural resource agencies operating within the county (i.e. Water Resource Board, ND Game and Fish, ND Natural Resources Trust). 12. Assist the District with tree planting and weed barrier fabric application as needed; this may require lifting objects more than 40 lbs. 13. Assist NRCS with any field or office work, as requested. 14. Perform other duties, as requested, by the Morton County SCD Board of Supervisors.
Contact Person
Valerie Frohlich
Contact Phone
701-667-1163
Contact eMail
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