Agronomist

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Agronomist

Agronomist – North Dakota The Great Plains Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is soliciting resumes for an agronomist for North Dakota. The incumbent will work under the direction of the Manager of Conservation Programs for North Dakota and become part of a team of biologists, engineers and other professionals. The incumbent will focus primarily in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota and be responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of a new Soil Health Initiative being developed by Ducks Unlimited. The position location will be Bismarck, North Dakota. QualificationsCandidates should have 5-10 years of field experience with minimum of a B.S. in agronomy or a related field. Has knowledge of agricultural principles and practices and an understanding of associated biological principles. Candidates should have experience with a variety of soil health practices, with a focus on cover crops, no-till practices, crop rotations, grazing and other farming techniques that promote soil health, improve water quality and provide benefits to wildlife and wildlife habitat. Applicants should have a working knowledge of wetland ecology and waterfowl breeding ecology, and state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies and laws. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to use personal computers are required. Proven ability to work with producers and research and land management professionals is desired. Experience with field research is desired. Familiarity with the region’s biological resources, local and regional environmental issues and private and public stakeholders is beneficial. Must possess a valid driver’s license with clean driving record and pass a pre-employment drug screen.Duties and ResponsibilitiesIncumbent’s duties and responsibilities will include assisting DU’s new Soil Health Initiative in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota. The incumbent shall be responsible for a variety of activities in this position, including: outreach to landowners, developing cover crop and other types of soil health and conservation projects, project implementation, monitoring of established projects, coordinating with DU biological staff, University personnel and partners on research efforts focused at documenting benefits to waterfowl gained through implementation of soil health practices, and leading efforts to identify, develop and research new and innovative soil health techniques that may provide benefits to both producers and wildlife. Incumbent shall also represent DU at wetland conservation venues and soil health promotion and outreach events. Incumbent will also assist with a variety of fundraising activities, including working with major donors. The incumbent shall also be responsible for writing and submitting various grant proposals seeking funds for further research and monitoring efforts, and project implementation. Project implementation duties include identifying, designing, implementing and monitoring projects with private landowners. Incumbent will also be asked at times to travel outside of North Dakota to attend various workshops and meetings to represent DU. To apply, please fill out the application materials by clicking on APPLY TO THIS POSITION at the top or bottom of this Job Posting and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime contact information (email & phone numbers) for three professional references.  For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, contact Jonas Davis at jdavis@ducks.org or 701.355.3593. Deadline for submission of application is June 7, 2019.

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