Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

ISAP posts job opportunities from our partnership members and other organizations relevant to our mission. Please click on the job title to view the description of the current job opportunity. If no opportunities are available, please check back later. Thank you for your interest in working to protect the environment and agriculture in Illinois!

If you are an organization with a career opportunity you'd like listed, please send information to ilsustainableag@gmail.com 

ORGANIZATION: Illinois Soybean Association

Director of Conservation Agriculture

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 4, 2020

ISA is looking for a Director of Conservation Agriculture who will work closely with farmers on the development and implementation of conservation agriculture research. The Director of Conservation Agriculture works with and on behalf of farmers in
the development and implementation of conservation agriculture research. They
support research efforts and help communicate both in-field and edge-of-field
research and validation studies to our audiences. They lead a demonstration of
conservation agriculture practices to Illinois’ 43,000 soybean farmers.
They complement and extend university and industry efforts to advance the
science, raise awareness and drive adoption of best management and continuous
improvement practices for conservation agriculture in Illinois.

Email cover letter and resume to ilsoy@ilsoy.org

Date posted: 11/1/2020

ORGANIZATION: The Macon County Soil and Water Conservation District

Conservation Technician/Watershed Assistant, 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: Albert Lea Seed

COVER CROP AGRONOMIST/PROGRAM COORDINATOR 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

Albert Lea Seed is seeking a qualified candidate to join our team as Cover Crop Agronomist/Program Coordinator who will direct, participate and manage cover crop seed business.

Farmers and growers like you have appreciated our prices and respected our simple, fair approach to farm seed that doesn’t involve hidden deals. We have expanded our genetic options, increased access to traits and seed treatments, and offer new financing and other services. Today, you will find elite genetics and leading-edge technologies from all the major genetic suppliers at prices up to 40% less than the major seed brands.

We maintain professional memberships with the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association, America Seed Trade Association, Western Seed Association, Sustainable Farming Association, both the National and the Minnesota Corn and Soybean Growers Associations, and the Independent Professional Seedsmen Association. In addition, we are Certified Organic Processors meeting the National Organic Program standards for processing organically-raised grains, soybeans, and other field crops.

For more information about this position and to apply, visit: https://www.alseed.com/about/careers/#CCC

ORGANIZATION: The Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in cooperation with the Illinois USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

TWO NRCS Surveying Aides that will serve the Pike, Adams, Hancock, Morgan and Scott Counties

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

The Surveying Aides will work closely with County SWCD and NRCS personnel to assist landowners and producers with implementing conservation practices. The purpose of the positions is to hire entry-level survey aides that will receive training and education of conservation implementation on agricultural lands according to USDA-NRCS standards and specifications.

Contact the Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District for the complete job posting at 217-285-5448 Ext. 3 or email: brad.smith@il.nacdnet.net, subject line Surveying Aides Position.

Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

ORGANIZATION: PHEASANTS FOREVER & QUAIL FOREVER

Illinois State Coordinator

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

Pheasants Forever Inc. and Quail Forever (PF/QF) seeks a State Coordinator to work
collaboratively with partner agencies and organizations (e.g. USDA NRCS and IL Department of Natural Resources) to coordinate and accelerate common conservation objectives related to upland wildlife habitat and other relevant landscapes. The overarching objective of the position is to provide state-level focus and coordination of current and future conservation program delivery, support and oversight of PF/QF staff, effective communication and collaboration with partners, and, ultimately,
efficient and impactful mission delivery. The State Coordinator will develop and implement state-level habitat delivery programs and outcomes and seek and maintain funding for these efforts. The incumbent will work closely with other PF/QF staff and provide oversight and leadership for the conservation field staff within the state. We seek a creative, passionate, and dedicated individual to lead our efforts in the “Land of Lincoln.”

For more information about this position and to apply, visit: http://www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs