Conservation Program Assistant

Website Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

The Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (VACD) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time CONSERVATION PROGRAM ASSISTANT position. This position supports the work of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) by providing assistance to NRCS’ Field Office staff that facilitate and oversee the financial assistance programs offered by USDA and NRCS.  The position will be located at either the White River Junction or Rutland NRCS Field Office to be determined once the finalist is selected. The Program Assistant (PA) will be a skilled and experienced administrator who will work alongside NRCS Field Office staff as they implement USDA Farm Bill conservation programs and will be responsible for accurate documentation and tracking of applications, contracts, and financial records utilizing customized software as well as with maintaining on-going communications with customers. Excellent verbal, written, computer and customer service skills required. The ideal candidate will be well organized and able to work independently with accurate attention to detail. Bachelor’s degree with an interest in conservation is preferred. Starting salary is $17.31 per hour and includes yearly salary advances, health benefits and a generous sick, holiday and vacation leave package.

Detailed job description can be found here. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references by July 19th to: Joanne Dion at [email protected] or to VACD, PO Box 889, Montpelier, VT 05601


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