The Morton County Soil Conservation District is looking to hire a seasonal intern position that aids existing staff in implementing conservation on an agricultural landscape. Employees at Morton County SCD work with landowners and producers on a daily basis to help incorporate conservation practices into existing agricultural operations through voluntary programs.

 

The seasonal/temporary position will assist the District Technician, District Watershed Coordinator, and District Secretary with job duties as needed. Hours will range from 10-40+ per week, depending on work availability. Some of the job duties include, but are not limited to:

 

Assist in picking up trees and stocking in cooler

Manage and care for tree stock

Assist with tree plantings

Operate ATV and/or tractor

Transport equipment and machinery using enclosed and gooseneck trailers

Collect biologic samples, such as water, soil, and manure

Determine soil types to help determine suitable plant species

Use a Trimble GPS

Help monitor and checkout practices

Map practices and plans in ArcGIS/Toolkit

Assist in putting together Tree Planting, Grazing, and other conservation plans

Work with the general public to answer questions both over the phone and in face to face situations

Handle payment for services provided

Participate in the organization and planning of field tours, workshops, educational activities, and achievement programs

Help to prepare and format quarterly newsletters

Attend training sessions when approved by the district board of directors

Report monthly to the district board of supervisors on activities and accomplishments

General office work- filing, mailing, filling out forms, answering phones, etc.

Work closely with all office staff

Perform other related duties as requested by the district board of directors

 

Salary: DOE

 

Expected Work Dates: April 2019-August 2019

 

Requirements: Valid Driver’s License

Applicants may be required to submit to drug tests and a federal background check

Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

 

To apply please send resume to Valerie.frohlich@usda.gov.