ORGANIZATION: The Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
The Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District was formed in 1943, with the mission to work with private landowners and other organizations to help prevent and control soil erosion, improve the water quality of local rivers, lakes, and streams, and to restore and enhance native wildlife habitat. The District is operated by an elected 5-member Board of Directors.
The Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week), motivated individual to help promote, assist, and educate farmers and landowners about the best management practices for maintaining clean water, healthy soils, and a sustainable landscape. This position will be challenged with developing ways to mitigate soil erosion, nutrient loading and water quality issues. This position works directly with the Watershed Specialist and Watershed Technician to implement the Lake Decatur Watershed Program.
For more information about this position and to apply, visit: https://ilsustainableag.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Conservation-Technician-Watershed-Assitant-SWCD.pdf
ORGANIZATION: College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES): University of Illinois Extension
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 19, 2020
The University of Illinois Extension is seeking an individual to join the inaugural team of a newly launched Extension and Public Engagement Connection Center (EPECC). This position will be responsible for the development and delivery of services that support public impact-focused research (PIR) and community-engaged scholarship within Extension’s five critical issue areas: food, economy, environment, community, and health, with an emphasis on developing internal communication strategies. Master’s degree related to subject matter emphasis required.