Employment Opportunity

Conservation Technician

The Meeker Soil and Water Conservation District has an opening for a full-time Conservation Technician. The individual in this position will work closely with private landowners and other government entities to deliver conservation programs and practices to protect and improve natural resources within Meeker County and our regional watersheds.

Typical activities expected with this position include providing assistance to landowners to develop new conservation projects, installing conservation practices, monitoring existing practices, and assisting with the district tree program. This position will serve as the primary contact for Minnesota’s Buffer Law Initiative, keeping a working inventory of landowner compliance and assisting landowners to become compliant with the Buffer Law Initiative.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Management, Biology, Environmental Science, Soil Science, Hydrology, or a closely-related field, (OR) a two year post-secondary degree with a natural resource/engineering emphasis AND two years’ experience in a related field, excellent verbal and written communication skills, proficient with Microsoft Office and GIS computer applications, ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, and a current, valid driver’s license.

Salary Range:  $18 - $25/hour, DOE.  Benefits include health insurance, Public Employee Retirement and optional dental and life insurance.

Please see the following job description for more information:

To apply, print and complete the following job application and return it with your resume by mail to Lacey Clark, Meeker SWCD, 522 South Johnson Drive, Litchfield, MN 55355 or by email to laceyclark.swcd@gmail.com by January 31, 2023.  All applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, to be considered.  If you cannot print this application, please call 320-693-7287, option 3, to arrange to have an application mailed to you.

Meeker SWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.