Conservation Program Specialist
A Lancaster County Agricultural Engineering firm has an immediate opening for a Conservation Program Specialist. The qualified individual will be responsible for the development of environmental planning and permitting for agricultural operations throughout Pennsylvania including, but not limited to, Nutrient Management Planning, Odor Management Planning, Soil Conservation Planning and CAFO Permitting. This position will require some travel, the ability to perform field work in adverse conditions related to field site visits to farming operations, soil sampling and manure sampling and traversing multiple acres on foot. Verbal communication skills and the ability to deliver technical information in written form are a must.
Education: at a minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Environmental Resource Management, Soil Science or other agricultural or environmentally related field is required
Additional Requirements: a PA Act 38 Nutrient Management Planner Certification is required; certification for PA Act 38 Odor Management Planning is recommended but not required. The ability to write a soil conservation plan to meet PA-DEP Ch102 regulations is required but certification as an NRCS Certified Conservation Planner is not required but considered a plus.
Additional Expectations: if hired the applicant will be expected to complete certifications (if not already certified) for PA Act38 Odor Management, NRCS Certified Conservation Planner, NRCS Registered Technical Service Provider and NRCS Certified CNMP Planner all as part of personal development for the company.
Competitive salary and benefits – Equal Opportunity Employer Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.