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Farmstead Technician

Full time hourly farmstead technician.

Prerequisites:

The technician must have a high school diploma and at least two years of college, be outgoing, pay attention to detail, have a working knowledge of computers, be motivated to learn, and be able to express one’s self orally and in written form. Education or experience in environmental studies and/or agriculture is desired as well as a familiarity with GIS mapping software. The technician must also be comfortable working long hours in front of a computer as well as visiting livestock farms.

Duties:

  • GIS mapping of farmsteads, including existing structures, transfer lines, and environmental practices; planned structures and practices; and other components as required by environmental regulations
  • Collection of water and manure samples
  • Data entry and clerical support for farmstead consultants in the creation and maintenance of CAFO (Confined Animal Feeding Operation) Plans and CNMPs (Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans)
  • Interview farm owners to collect CNMP plan information
  • Work alongside farmstead consultants to evaluate farmsteads for environmental concerns and plan Best Management Practices
  • Develop a working knowledge of NRCS and DEC guidelines

Compensation:

  • Hourly wage will vary, depending on experience.
  • Benefits include health insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and a Simple IRA plan.

The farmstead technician is an entry-level position with the possibility of advancement. Training will be provided with the goal of developing into a farmstead planner. Candidates should be looking for a long-term placement with our organization.

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume to deirdredegolyer@wnycma.com

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Technician

Crop Technician- Southern Area

Qualifications:

The crop technician must be outgoing, enjoy the outdoors, pay attention to detail, take direct orders, and be physically able to work long hours during busy times. He/she must also maintain a valid driver's license with minimal infractions.

Experience:

A degree in agronomy or related field is preferred but not required. Training will be provided to the candidate hired.

Duties:

  • Cropland Field Work: Duties include scouting, crop monitoring, soil and crop sampling, pH grid testing, mapping, and research trial work. Follow-up reports are completed and provided to the farmer and crop consultant.
  • Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan Field Work: Technicians perform a technical role by measuring slope gradients and lengths, looking for hydro-logically sensitive areas and concentrated flows, taking measurements from intermittent or perennial streams, and marking row gradients and watershed breaks.
  • Office Work: Office work consists of data entry, soil processing, creating and updating maps using GIS software, preparing for research trials, and helping to maintain the office.

Location:

The crop technician will work out of the Warsaw office, but will perform field duties on client farms. The successful candidate will primarily work in Allegany and Steuben Counties.

Benefits:

  • Company vehicle for business use
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Health insurance
  • Simple IRA plan
  • HSA/FSA

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17 per hour

To apply, please email a resume to deirdredegolyer@wnycma.com.

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