Website Common Ground Ecology Inc.
Conservation That Profits All
Common Ground Ecology (CGE) is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time position to develop grazing and rangeland management plans and evaluate associated conservation practices. The goal of these activities is to improve water quality within central and south Florida’s ranchlands by implementing best management practices for cattle and land management on ranches within the project area that are participating in USDA NRCS cost-share programs.
CGE and Florida Conservation Group (FCG) have partnered to implement a large, multi-year project funded by the United States Department of Agricultural (USDA). FCG is a nonprofit conservation organization led by ranchers and scientists who develop strategies to facilitate incentive-driven conservation on private ag lands in central and southwest Florida. Our goal for this project is to assist landowners with grazing management planning, which requires hiring an individual to work closely with FCG, private landowners, and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff in Administrative Areas 3 and 4 (all FL counties south of SR-50). His/her work will center on the following primary tasks, completed in formats suitable for processing by NRCS staff:
1. Collect data and develop grazing plans
2. Complete implementation requirement (IR) sheets
3. Perform conservation practice certifications / checkouts
This certified grazing specialist (e.g. prescribed grazing planner, grazing lands manager, animal (Bovine) forage specialist, range manager, etc.) will be hired by CGE and assigned as the point of contact with NRCS field offices to develop and evaluate plans for program participants.
Qualifications and Experience
Certification (at least one or education/experience to possibly obtain one):
• Society for Range Management (SRM): Certified Range Management Consultant;
• American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC): Certified Grassland Professional;
• American Society of Agronomy (ASA): Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) or Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg); or
• National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC): Certified Professional Crop Consultant (CPCC).
Education – Bachelor’s or higher degree in Range Science or Management, Agronomy, Soil Science, or Plant Science.
Experience – Demonstrate at least 2 years’ experience in planning, design, installation/layout, inspection, checkout and certification of Grazing and/or rangeland planning practices.
Salary and Benefits
Salary: $60,000-$80,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications.
Benefits: paid vacation/sick leave and use of a company vehicle and/or mileage reimbursement. Stipend for cell phone.
How to Respond
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July 15, 2022. Candidates will be considered and interviewed as they submit their responses, so those seriously interested should submit as soon as possible before the July 15 deadline.
July 1-August 1, 2022
Desired Start Date
August 1, 2022 (negotiable)
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