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Environmental Field Technician

Warwick RI

Rhode Island Conservation Districts are looking for two full time entry level Environmental Field Technicians who have a passion to assist people in planning for best conservation management of their land. These are grant-funded one-year positions with potential for future grant funding.

 

Position Summary:

This job posting is for an Environmental Field Technician, whose primary focus will include the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), specifically assisting in Conservation Planning & Implementation project plans.

Workload may include assisting in the development and writing of Farm Conservation Plans, Implementation of contracts with existing clients, assisting new clients with applications.

Applicants should have exceptional communication skills, enjoy working outdoors in various weather conditions, and must be open to learning new skills, receiving specific direction and able to work as an individual and as part of a team.

 

Educational Requirement(s):

Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Associate’s degree combined with equivalent experience acceptable. Applicants should have a background in environmental sciences (including agriculture, plant and soil science, natural resources, conservation, field biology). Experiences in field settings preferred. Applicants must be proficient in ArcGIS 10. Computer literacy is a requirement, and should include database management and word processing.

 

Scope of Work

Actual work schedule may be negotiable, with 40 hours of work/week; daytime hours required, along with some weekend availability. Regular work times & hours will be determined at start of employment. Mileage will be compensated at federal rates for field work.

 

Location of work:

Base location: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), 60 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886. Field visits will be required throughout the state. Mileage will be reimbursed to/from site visit locations. Valid driver’s license, a good driving record and reliable transportation a must.

 

Hourly pay rate: starts at $18.96, commensurate with experience.

Position Status: Full time temporary position. Grant funding has been secured for one year. There is potential for additional grant funding. For full description go to www.RIACD.org

 

Resumes Due by:

Please send cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to theriacd@gmail.com, by 4pm on January 25, 2018.

Posted January 8, 2018



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