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Conservation Planner

NH Association of Conservation Districts

We are a private, non-proft, non-governmental association of the 10 New Hampshire county conservation districts.  Since 1946, NHACD has provided statewide coordination, representation, and leadership for conservation districts to conserve, protect, and promote responsible use of New Hampshire's natural resources.

The New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts is a statewide non-profit organization founded 75 years ago with the ethic of helping our partners provide voluntary conservation planning and technical assistance to landowners and stewards in the state. We are currently seeking a conservation planner to join our team to help landowners protect the natural resources of their farms and forests. The ideal candidate will have a background in natural resource work such as agriculture, forestry, or wildlife habitat, and an eagerness to learn.

As a conservation planner, they will work closely with our partners in the state’s 10 conservation districts as well as state and federal agencies such as the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, to provide both technical and financial assistance to the stewards of the privately owned lands in the state. The planner’s primary function will be to provide on-the-ground technical assistance to land owners and managers who wish to adopt practices that improve soil health, water quality, wildlife habitat, and farm viability. The work is cyclical in that several days a week during the warmer months may be spent outside with clients on their land while most days in the colder months will be spent on the computer writing conservation plans, helping clients apply for Federal Financial Assistance Programs, and grant reporting. The planner must thrive in a self -directed, self-managed team setting. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture is key.

Applicants should have a working knowledge of agriculture and forestry in the Northeast. A bachelor’s degree in a natural resource or agriculture related field is desired, but may be replaced by life experience. Training in programs and systems will be provided, with the goal of the planner obtaining Certified Conservation Planner status within two years.

  • Applicants must be comfortable with technology, including but not limited to laptop computers, digital cameras, global positioning system units, computer-based mapping, and collaboration software.
  • Applicants must also possess great communication skills in order to successfully interact with a wide variety of clients and make occasional presentations to the public.
  • Applicants must be able to travel in and out of state for farm visits and training.
  • Must be able to navigate difficult terrain on farms and forestland on foot.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift weights of 50 pounds or more on occasion.
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license and a reliable vehicle.
How to Apply:

The planner position is funded by an annual grant from the National Association of
Conservation Districts. Funding for the position is only guaranteed for one year; subject to
satisfactory performance and availability of funding, NHACD hopes to renew the employment
contract at the end of the first year.

This job is remote, meaning that the planner will work primarily from a home office or other
location that they provide. Occasional visits to partner offices will be required.
NHACD offers a starting salary of $40,000 per year, paid time off, and a monthly contribution to
the planner’s health savings account after probationary period. Performance reviews at 90 days
and annually, with the opportunity for annual merit increases.

Proposed starting date is August 9, 2021, but is negotiable for the right candidate. Applications
will be accepted until June 15, or until the position is filled.

Send cover letter and resume to . Application packages without
cover letters will not be considered.

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Date Added: June 7, 2021

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