Conservation Programs Support Assistant

Website VT Assoication of Conservation Districts

The Vermont Association of Conservation Districts seeks qualified candidates to fill a full-time Conservation Programs Support Assistant position. This position will support the work of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) by providing assistance to NRCS staff managing enrollments in USDA Farm Bill Easement and Financial Assistance programs. The position will be located in the NRCS’ State Office in Colchester.  It is anticipated that the Support Assistant will work three days per week in the Colchester office with the opportunity to work remotely the balance of the time.  The Support Assistant’s responsibilities include providing day-to-day administrative, programmatic and clerical assistance to the Assistant State Conservationist for Programs (ASTC-Programs), NRCS Program Analyst and others as assigned.  Qualifications include demonstrated success in providing program and administrative support and assistance in a multi-layered policy driven environment; experience collaborating with operational, financial and program staff; ability to track, analyze and summarize data via spreadsheets and on-line applications; demonstrated skills in editing, drafting and/or developing explanatory bulletins, announcements, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other communication tools; excellent verbal, interpersonal, writing and computer skills with proficiency in MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint and familiarity with communicating in a virtual digital environment. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Starting salary is $16.87/hour and includes health benefits, sick, holiday and vacation leave. Visit for detailed job description. Send resume, cover letter, two samples of technical writing projects or presentations as well as contact information for three professional references by November 16th to: or

VACD, PO Box 889, Montpelier, VT 05601


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