SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL HEALTH COALITION (SDSHC), Pierre, S.D. August 21, 2018-Soil Health Technicians are needed to assist with providing direct services to the public throughout South Dakota, promoting improved soil health. The Soil Health Technician will directly promote, provide and develop services that will support the five principles of soil health. The Soil Health Technician must be self-motivated and able to work independently and as a member of a team. Consideration will be given for a combination of education and experience directly related to the soil health principles. Strong communication skills with producers, partners, and coworkers is essential. An agricultural background is preferred. In addition, he or she should be proficient in the tools necessary for demonstrating (i.e. rainfall simulators) and measuring various soil health parameters with an emphasis on when and where these tools are applicable.
The technician should also be familiar with providing conservation practice alternatives to producers with an emphasis on soil health parameters that change as practices are included or excluded from a management plan. The technician will provide a direct link between producers and/or landowners and their local conservation offices following conservation implementation. A full vacancy announcement including position description and application can be accessed in PDF form at both www.sdconservation.org and www.sdsoilhealthcoalition.org. The deadline to submit applications for this vacancy is September 10, 2018. Please contact SDSHC Coordinator, Cindy Zenk, at (605) 280-4190 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.