District Conservation Technician

High Desert Conservation District   Cortez, CO   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on September 9, 2021

District Conservation Technician (DCT) for High Desert Conservation District (HDCD) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Full-time, $40,000 - $45,000/year based on experience, holidays + 2 weeks vacation. Supervised by NRCS and HDCD.

Required: US work authorization, HS degree (Associate’s preferred), Driver's License, good written and verbal communication. Minimum 2 years of farming and irrigation experience or equivalent college coursework may be counted toward this qualification.

Job Description: The DCT provides technical services in planning, survey, design and installation of conservation engineering practices, headquartered in the NRCS Cortez Field Office, Cortez, CO. Assistance to Montezuma County residents with occasional service to neighboring areas. DCT performs non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity, must apply a background of knowledge based on intensive training and diversified experience and knowledge of engineering practice in fieldwork, incl Trimble survey grade GPS, laser levels, and Computer Aided Drafting. The DCT is responsible for sales of weed barrier, rental of manure spreader and no-drill seeder, and other products that may be offered by HDCD.

Major Duties: Assembles planning and design data for erosion control, water management and quality enhancement, irrigation efficiency. Provides quality control services, meets technical standards, explains construction details. Demonstrates courtesy toward internal and external customers, coworkers, team members, maintaining a positive and professional image of NRCS and HDCD. Complies with EEO/CR.