The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Conservation Planner in a field position based in Mifflintown, Juniata County, PA. This is a two-year term position.
THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and VA Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water polices, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.
CBF's headquarters office in Annapolis, MD is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first U.S. Green Build Council’s LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA. The Brock Center is one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.
CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit www.cbf.org.
CONTEXT OF THE POSITION
Conservation planner provides technical assistance for agricultural restoration projects with direct interaction with landowners, agencies, and related project partners. A majority of work is focused conservation practice planning with related duties to advance CBF’s agricultural and stream restoration work.
Essential functions include:
- Provide conservation planning and technical assistance for agricultural and stream restoration projects via various programs offered by CBF and partners – this task will be the primary duty of this position.
- Provide outreach, technical assistance services, advice, and information related to agricultural conservation practices to private landowners and land managers.
- Work cooperatively with landowners and coordinating agencies to effectively implement assigned project goals.
- Assist in preparing reports and spreadsheets describing and quantifying work completed
- Other duties as assigned.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree or experience commensurate. Background and experience in the fields of agronomy, forestry, and restoration is required. Proficiency in use of computers and applications relevant to conservation is expected, including ArcGIS and NRCS Toolkit. Preferred completed certification in NRCS Conservation Planning and experience with the implementation of agricultural conservation practices. Preferred experience working with FSA and NRCS at the state or local level. Preferred knowledge of NRCS and FSA practices and procedures.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than November 1, 2015 to:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.