Under general supervision, this position performs a wide variety of technical assistance for staff, landowners, operators, and government agencies under policies established by the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and ordinances of the Grant County Office of Land Management (OLM). The environmental technician is expected to work cooperatively as a team player with co-workers, other agencies, and various organizations. This position is under supervision of the Grant SWCD Technical Manager and Grant County OLM Director. Work consists of related work as assigned or apparent to the position.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide technical assistance for SWCD and County programs.
Conduct site visits and assist with the survey and design work for ecological and
structural conservation programs
Assist the OLM Director with aquatic invasive species programs, noxious weed law,
septic system inspections, and shoreland ordinance evaluations.
Assist both SWCD and OLM with buffer law assessments and surveying.
Facilitate communication among SWCD and County staff.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel in this position.
A minimum of a 2-year vocational degree in natural resource management, biology, water resources, hydrology, agronomy, or related field; and two years direct work experience assessing field conditions, conducting field surveys, recommending site solutions; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform duties of the position.
Must possess and maintain a valid MN Driver’s license.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and proven capability of working with a wide variety of people.
Applicants should be able to learn quickly, follow instructions, handle multiple projects, and adapt to changing job duties and/or responsibilities.
Ability to work independently or as part of a team with district and county staff or other
government agencies and organizations.
Experience with SWCD, USDA, and State conservation agencies and their programs.
Experience with county activities such as septic systems ordinance, shoreland ordinance, aquatic invasive species programs, and other county level environmental programs.
Experience using GPS survey equipment and performing topographic surveys, as well as other data collection for project design.
Experience with NRCS Field Office Tech Guide and conservation practice standards.