Farmland and Water Quality Conservation Initiative Project Manager: Michigan

Ottawa Conservation District
Grand Haven, Michigan
Job Category
Full time Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Project Manager furthers the mission of the Ottawa Conservation District (OCD) by serving as a local natural resource expert who facilitates producer participation in the Farmland and Water Quality Conservation Initiative by managing all aspects of the project. The Project Manager is responsible for assisting producers with the EQIP application and implementation process, coordinating closely with Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) staff, supervising staff, and handling all aspects of project outcomes tracking and reporting. The Project Manager is also responsible for collaborating with OCD staff to promote other initiatives throughout Ottawa County, Michigan.
Required Qualifications: • A Bachelor’s degree in soil conservation or related agricultural or natural resource disciplines such as agronomy, soil science, forestry, agricultural education, or agricultural engineering • At least one year of experience applying conventional and established conservation methods and techniques to maintain or improve production while conserving soil and water resources • At least two years of experience managing projects involving staff supervision, partner collaboration, and reporting • Experience collaborating on, developing, and delivering agriculture education programs to a variety of audiences in diverse settings • At least two years of experience conducting agriculture or natural resource fieldwork • Experience working with agricultural producers to meet their management objectives by utilizing conservation practices to address on farm resource concerns Preferred Qualifications • Certified Conservation Planner and experience implementing multiple EQIP practices through landowner contracts • Strong understanding of NRCS operations and functions, and knowledge of department policies and pertinent federal laws
Contact Person
Megan Boos
Contact Phone
616-842-5852 Ext. 5
Contact eMail
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