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8 Feb 2024

Environment Seasonal Soil Conservation Worker

Olmsted County – Posted by cassandra.ray@olmstedcounty.gov Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Olmsted County has earned the 2023 Best Places to Work – Southeast Minnesota designation.

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience
Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Individuals will be required to complete a pre-employment and any potential post-accident drug test as these positions are deemed safety sensitive. Regardless of Minnesota statute, marijuana and other drugs will disqualify individuals from initial and continued employment.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience in soil erosion, water quality best management practice installation, on-farm agricultural experience, land surveying, conservation applications on the landscape, water quality monitoring techniques and education delivery.

Nature of Work
Under general supervision of a Soil Conservation Technician or Soil Conservation Director, assists with conservation projects, surveying, construction layout and oversight, water quality monitoring, computer data-entry, education and outreach, soil health research and data collection.

Examples of Work
Assists with soil and water programs and projects
Assists with conservation construction layout and oversight
Performs soil and water sampling
Assists with stream and river monitoring and data collection
Operates hand tools like soil probe, grade rod, hammer, hatchet, shovel, tape measure, GPS unit
Operates a computer and other data collection equipment in the field
Answers general questions from the public regarding projects or programs
Performs related work and projects as directed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of work hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with assigned work
Knowledge of applicable traffic laws, ordinances and regulations involved in the operation of assigned equipment
Skill in the use of computers and technology
Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
Ability to effectively communicate with staff and the public
Ability to use assigned hand tools

Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

How to Apply

Apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/olmsted/jobs/4382401/seasonal-soil-conservation-worker

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment.

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