Water/range Technician, Campbell County Conservation District

Campbell County, Wyoming 

Organization: Campbell County Conservation District

Type of opportunity: Full-time, non-exempt

Contact: For more information call (307) 682-1824.

Duties:

  • Promotes the improvement of watersheds to enhance the quality and quantity of water they produce, to improve the quality of life of the residents of Campbell County, and to protect the tax base.
  • Develops and administers annual budget for Water Conservation Program and Wildlife and Range Program.
  • Directs water program including pump test, soil moisture monitoring, sprinkler evaluations, water testing, structure design and follow-up information.
  • Gathers data, interprets, analyzes; performs GIS mapping and makes recommendations to determine and improve water quality and grazing plans. Follows the plans and directives of the District to protect water quality, soils, livestock, wildlife, and rangeland.
  • Establishes sampling schedules and assimilates information needed to develop data, sample collection points, watershed monitoring locations, and projects. Correctly enters data into database and keeps information current.
  • Coordinates with the federal, state, and county agencies and landowners as needed to perform sampling or monitor District plans or project development. Directs program applications, planning, implementation and compliance.
  • Performs sampling, maintains equipment including calibration, cleaning and inventory of supplies.
  • Develops written reports, reviews proposals, organizes assignments, and prepares documents or presentation as directed.
  • Assists in design and application of cost-share programs. Assists in servicing cost-share referrals including determination of need and feasibility, supervision of installation and checking for compliance.
  • Acts as a liaison, when directed, for projects between the District and other agencies, landowners, contractors, etc.
  • Assists landowners with cropping practices, soil improvement, sediment reduction, wellhead protection and confined/concentrated feeding waste disposal.
  • Provides technical assistance to landowners on proper range management and wildlife habitat improvement.
  • Assists landowners in procuring funding for projects including information on cost-share opportunities through NRCS programs.
  • Assists landowners with endangered species issues.
  • Provides technical assistance to urban and rural residents on developing backyard wildlife habitat plans.
  • Attends monthly District Board of Supervisors meetings. Attends other meetings as directed.
  • Obtains future funding/ grants to maintain and further the development of District programs.
  • Develops educational programs as requested, and writes informative articles and information for District publications and media.
  • Participates in the development of the annual report, annual plan of work, and draft budget.
  • Assists with all program areas as requested by the District Manager or Board of Supervisors in order to achieve District goals.
  • Provides program accomplishments and time-tracking information for all grant reports.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the water quality monitoring program to identify problems and measure water quality trends that will meet state QA & QC requirements.
  • Maintain maps of district projects on GIS and continue to map county natural resources.

Desired qualifications:

Physical Requirements

  • Endure extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, bending, lifting, etc.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Work equally well in indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Tolerate temperature extremes, intense sunlight, rain and/or snow, high winds, dust, pollen, etc.
  • Work/wade in flowing water Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or experience in storm water management, water quality sampling, watershed planning, rangeland management, or related field.
  • Good work ethic.
  • Proficient communications skills.
  • Ability to legibly write concise, coherent text in the formulation of documents.
  • Knowledge of Ecological Science
  • Organizational skills, such as team concepts, task scheduling, and task prioritization.
  • Ability to work proficiently and independently.
  • Competent in the use of geographic information systems.
  • Proficient in the use of Windows-based operating programs, mapping software, and Microsoft Office programs.

Salary/pay: $14 – $18/hour

Link to more information: View the job announcement.

Application deadline: April 8, 2016

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