Agricultural Specialist; Alaska

Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District
Fairbanks, Alaska
Job Category
Full time Positions
20-22 DOE
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District is an outreach and technical assistance organization whose mission is to serve its cooperators, private landowners, and all citizens of the district by promoting wise development and conservation of natural resources. The person who is selected for this position will be trained under the Natural Resources Specialist and will then be expected to transition into management of FSWCD’s agricultural and soils programs. These include a soil testing program, a cover crop variety trial research project, an agricultural/entomological demonstration project, and other soils and agricultural related projects.
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field • Experience in soils, agriculture, forestry, horticulture or related field • Experience in grant writing and management, or similar non-profit conservation work • Experience in project and employee management • Experience and interest in outreach and community engagement • Experience managing field-based research and demonstration projects • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing • Ability to work independently, as a team player, and to supervise seasonal staff • Valid driver’s license and ability to pass a federal background check • Must be able to lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs. and enjoy working outdoors Wage & Benefits: This full time, permanent position will begin in March 2021. The rate of pay will be $20-22 DOE. Benefits include holiday and leave pay and a health stipend after an initial probationary period. How to apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to by February 1st, 2021.
Contact Person
Brian Atkinson
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