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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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