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 intern 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 in picking up trees and stocking in cooler
Manage and care for tree stock
Assist with tree plantings
Operate ATV and/or tractor
Transport equipment and machinery using enclosed and gooseneck trailers
Collect biologic samples, such as water, soil, and manure
Use a Trimble GPS
Help monitor and checkout practices
Map practices and plans in ArcGIS/Toolkit
Assist in putting together Tree Planting, Grazing, and other conservation plans
Work with the general public to answer questions both over the phone and in face to face situations
Handle payment for services provided
Participate in the organization and planning of field tours, workshops, educational activities, and achievement programs
Help to 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.
Work closely with all office staff
Perform other related duties as requested by the district board of directors
Expected Start Date: April 2019
Requirements: 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.
Email Resume and Cover letter