Midwest Conservation Technician – Vermilion Headwaters Watershed

The AFT Midwest team is hiring a Conservation Technician for the Vermilion Headwaters Watershed. This position will be based out of the NRCS-SWCD office in Pontiac, Illinois. Part-time remote work may be considered for the right candidate. The Conservation Technician position offers an exciting opportunity to increase adoption of conservation cropping systems to achieve water quality improvements. Under the supervision of the Midwest Program Manager, the selected professional will work collaboratively with staff of the Livingston and Ford Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service to engage farmers in adopting sound farming practices that reduce nitrogen loss. Activities include direct outreach to farmers and landowners within the Vermilion Headwaters Watershed; developing conservation plans to address soil and water resource concerns; and assisting with application, contracting, and implementation of Farm Bill Programs.