Easement and Conservation Programs Assistant

Website Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

The Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (VACD) is extending the deadline for qualified applicants for a full-time EASEMENT AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS 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’ Easement and Programs staff that facilitate and oversee financial assistance programs offered by NRCS.  The position will be located at the Colchester NRCS State Office. The Programs Assistant (PA) will be a skilled and experienced administrator who will work alongside NRCS State Office staff as they implement USDA Farm Bill conservation, easement and Regional Conservation Partnership (RCPP 2018) programs and will be responsible for accurate documentation and tracking of applications, contracts, and financial records utilizing customized software as well as maintaining on-going communications with customers and partners. 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 $17.52 per hour and includes yearly salary advances, health benefits and holiday, vacation and sick leave.

View the full job description here. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references by June 15th to: Joanne Dion at [email protected] or to VACD, PO Box 889, Montpelier, VT 05601


To apply for this job email your details to joanne.dion@vacd.org