Job Opening: District Soil and Water Resource Technician position – Apply by June 17

Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District has a job opening for a District Soil and Water Resource Technician.  This position will work together with Madison SWCD’s partners at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide technical assistance to landowners and farm operators in Madison County by assisting with the planning, design, and implementation of conservation practices, and other activities that advance Madison SWCD’s mission and goals. 

This position provides an excellent opportunity gain experience in the field of natural resources and conservation, and to make a positive difference.  Previous technicians have enjoyed getting to work outside doing field visits, surveying for conservation practices such as grassed waterways, terraces, and ponds, and meeting with landowners. 

Prior experience is not necessary; the successful candidate will receive on-the-job training, as well as have opportunities to participate in trainings provided by the NRCS, in order to gain the experience and skills for this position.

The District Soil and Water Resource Technician position is funded primarily by a Technical Assistance grant through the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), with matching funds provided by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and Madison SWCD.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Madison SWCD by Monday, June 17, 2024. 

See the position announcement for details.