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Posted February 14, 2017
Apply by February 28, 2017

NMSU-Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Office – Agricultural Program Technicians

Tracking Code
636-984
Job Description

Length:

Term of position is 52 weeks; full-time commitment 5-days per week, 40 hours per week

Location:

Albuquerque, NM

Living Allowance:

$300 week

AmeriCorps Award:

This position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program.  Value of education award is $5,775 (pre-tax).

Educational Status:

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in the agricultural or natural sciences, environmental science, geology, geography or a closely related field (or within 1 year of graduating)

 

Start Date:

Position starting as soon as the position is filled

Specific training:

Hands-on mentored work experience; individual training available to meet specific interests and needs

Application Due Date:

Applications received on or before February 28, 2017 will be guaranteed full consideration

How to Apply

Apply on-line at: http://www.stewardslegacy.org/join/. Scroll to bottom of page and apply under Environmental Stewards AmeriCorps openings. In addition to your resume, please submit a  one page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.

For More Information

Contact Emma Savely, Environmental Stewards Program Coordinator
 Emma@ConservationLegacy.org

 Program Basics

This position will be located in Albuquerque, NM and work towards the benefit of the community and the environment by:

  • Enhancing Quality of Life by protecting agricultural land to support local food production and preserve Bernalillo County’s rich agricultural heritage.
  • Developing diverse economic opportunities by creating a more robust agricultural economy within Bernalillo County.
  • Promoting healthier lifestyles by providing underserved communities in the County with better food options and education to promote healthier lifestyles.

The Cultivating Bernalillo County, Grow the Growers Program is a workforce development, job-skills training and business incubation program for new and emerging growers to support the viability, continuity and sustainability of a locally-based, year-round food production system and to build a thriving County agricultural economy.  Additional goals of program implementation include enhancing County Open Space infrastructure to support local food production, preserving the County’s agricultural heritage, creating a more robust agricultural economy within the County, and promoting healthier lifestyles and to provide meaningful work opportunities in the agriculture sector – including for at-risk populations in underserved communities.

 Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting the County Extension Agent and Program Coordinator and other program partners to plan, develop and implement a farm trainees program business plan through consistent attendance and active participation in program core classes, field demonstrations and workshops, on-farm apprenticeships and business incubation phases
  • Assist farm trainees with core courses during transition to field apprenticeships; assist Program Coordinator/Farm manager with program administrative tasks
  • Physical work on farm with Trainees and Field Trainer

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in the agricultural or natural sciences, environmental science, geology, geography or a closely related field (or within 1 year of graduating)
  • Valid New Mexico driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Initiative
  • Ability to meet deadlines and communicate to supervisor when assistance is needed/desired.
  • Ability to use surveying equipment
  • Actual farm experience and/or natural resource management a plus
  • Ability to be on feet all day and lift 50lbs

 Mandatory Requirements

  • Stewards must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Commitment – Stewards must make a strong commitment to complete all aspects of the program including environmental service projects, professional development, education training and other community activities that may arise.
  • Safety -You will be expected to take a serious attitude toward safety all day and every day.
  • Substance Free – In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol, tobacco and drugs are prohibited while participating in any ES or ES partner activities.

 This position will be required to submit a quarterly report and a final report during their term of service. 

Job Location
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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