Since 1960, formerly known as the Elk Creek Soil Conservation District, the Glenn County Resource Conservation District (RCD) has engaged farmers, ranchers and the community in protecting our resources through a variety of educational and outreach programs. The RCD is organized under the California Public Resources Code, Division 9, a Special District of the State, and is led by a seven-member, volunteer Board of Directors appointed by the Glenn County Board of Supervisors. The RCD is a dynamic not-for-profit entity, with staff who implements the Board of Director’s Annual Plan and Long Range Plan to address resource concerns and opportunities. The RCD’s Mission is “To promote a sustainable, economically healthy county through services and management of natural resources while maintaining a desirable environment and addressing local resource issues and opportunities in a timely manner”. To achieve this mission, the RCD has a variety of projects through grants, contracts and special enterprise projects. The RCD works closely with private landowners and land managers, the community, schools, local, state and federal agencies, and is very much partnership focused.
The RCD is currently accepting applications for a new Soil Health & Conservation Planner position. The position is currently part-time with the potential to become full-time. The position is a Non-Exempt temporary position which is contingent upon available funding.
This position, based at the USDA Service Center/Glenn County RCD, 132 North Enright Avenue, Suite C in Willows, California 95988, is in the heart of the Sacramento Valley, Northern California. Mendocino National Forest makes up the western side of Glenn County with the Sacramento River on its eastern side; agriculture and the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge fill the middle with a variety of landscapes to work in.
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Glenn County RCD is looking for someone experienced in agriculture to develop carbon farm plans and support regenerative agriculture projects with on-the-ground knowledge of conservation management practices, implementation of those practices and reporting to track progress. This position must be able to build trust, communicate with farmers and ranchers successfully, assess the landscapes, offer a suite of conservation management practices and creative ideas, ultimately, leading the efforts of building a farm / ranch plan with maps, charts, and written form with those interested. This must be performed with confidence and to support the direction of where the farmer / rancher would like to see their operation with soil health, Green House Gas (GHG) reduction and carbon sequestration and more in mind. This position will also actively promote, facilitate applications, agreements / invoicing / reporting, implementation and ensure successful final reporting of local, state, or other cost-share funding opportunities for farmers / ranches.
The Glenn County RCD’s Soil Health & Conservation Planner reports to the Executive Officer and is responsible for ultimately assisting in the RCD’s business consistent with the strategic plan, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures of the RCD. The position requires an ability to work as part of a team but primarily will be working independently to complete duties. This position must have the ability to work flexibly within a set of wide-ranging and often changeable tasks.
APPLICATION PROCESS / INSTRUCTIONS: Send 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume and 3) a list of at least three work references to the following address or email. If applying through Indeed.com be sure to mail or email ALL 1-3 items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants that do not submit ALL items 1-3 will not qualify nor advance to the next step in the process of filling the position.
Please include your desired number of hours worked per week within your cover letter.
Glenn County Resource Conservation District
Attn: Kandi Manhart, Executive Officer
132 North Enright Avenue, Suite C
Willows, CA 95988