Thursday, October 31, 2013

Help Wanted: Berks County Agriculture Resource Conservationist

The Berks County Conservation District is looking for a person who is motivated, enthusiastic and a team player to fill an Agriculture Resource conservationist position.  The deadline for applications is November 27.
Successful candidate should have a knowledge of soils, hydrology, land use, geography, stream morphology and ecology, has Bachelors Degree in Agronomy, Environmental Resources Management, Environmental Science, Agricultural Engineering, or related subject. An Associates Degree in Agronomy with extensive agricultural experience may qualify at the discretion of the BCCD.
All applicants are required to have one to three years combined knowledge and experience with agriculture and be able to pass and maintain the Department of Agriculture certification in accordance with the Nutrient Management Act.
Primary responsibilities of an Agricultural Resource Conservationist will be:  assisting landowners and farmers in determining their needs, design, layout and installation of Agricultural Best Management Practices.
The position also provides assistance in conservation planning and nutrient management programs and conduct status review as required by Act 38, NRCS standards and/or as per Chapter 102 regulation.
Starting salary - $31,000.00
Interested applicants should submit a resume to the Berks County Conservation District either by mail to 1238 County Welfare Road, Suite 200, Leesport, PA 19533 or by email to No phone calls please.

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