Farmworker Vegetable I Job Description Sample
Farmworker Health Outreach Manager (Spanish Speaking Required)
FARMWORKER HEALTH OUTREACH MANAGER
Spanish speaking required
Acceptable driving record required
The program manager will oversee and manage integration of health center operations with activities of outreach staff, students/nurses, residents and
volunteers working in the farmworker camps/community and clinic settings. This position involves extensive outreach activities outside the clinic setting for approximately 6 months of the year working with migrant, seasonal, and retired farmworkers and their dependents. The program manager structures outreach services to smoothly interface with health center/clinic activities. The program manager is responsible for planning, managing, implementing all
outreach activities, and special projects. The position requires flexible hours (evenings and weekends), as valid NC driver's license, car insurance, an
acceptable driving record, and reliable transportation.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience with a degree in the area of public health, international health, social work, education, and/or nursing, and/or equivalent training and/or experience.
Current/valid License: Driver's License
Experience: Two years of community based experience in public health, preferably with migrant farmworkers.
Language: Bilingual English/Spanish required
PATIENT POPULATION SERVED
Ethnically and racially diverse population across the life cycle.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORKING CONDITIONS
Requires frequent sitting for long periods, operation of standard office machines and computer. May require lifting of up to 25 pounds.
Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. Requires use of office equipment, such as computer terminals, telephones or copiers. Requires normal vision range.
Work is performed in an office environment and in the community. Community outreach is typically done outside, so much be able to withstand all outside climate variables (e.g. heat, farmland, etc). Must be able to routinely work in the evenings (typically after 6pm) and on weekends occasionally, as necessary. Contact with staff and external clients and vendors.
A valid driver's license and proof of insurance is required for this position. Is expected to drive a company vehicle to transport patients as needed, so must maintain an acceptable driving record.
National Account Manager - Vegetable Oils
CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Processing and Food Ingredients division. We are looking for an experienced industry professional to become our new National Account Manager- Vegetable Oils in our Refined Vegetable Oils group. You will establish CHS as the preferred supplier within the domestic food and industrial vegetable oils industry. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be customer focused with the ability to build long-lasting business relationships and adapt to a fast changing environment.
Establish CHS as a preferred and dependable supplier to a broad base of customers throughout North America.
Oversee sales and marketing of crude and refined soybean and canola oil sales. Understand the vegetable oil markets, perform market discovery, and sell oil at the best possible values which nets CHS the best per bushel margin equivalent.
Partner with departmental customer service, production, and technical staffs to provide world class service to our diverse customer base.
Oversee account management of sales, inventories, margins, logistics, marketing plans, and customer service on a national level.
Establish strategic marketing plans to achieve company objectives for CHS vegetable oil based products.
Develop new business and grow existing business to meet sales goals.
Provide market recommendations, knowledge and risk management to internal business partners and external customers.
Develop risk management strategies for customers by utilizing various derivative pricing, hedging strategies, and over-the-counter (OTC) products to provide risk management options to customers.
Prepare and conduct sales presentations, negotiate contracts, and proposals.
Develop and maintain business relationships with suppliers, customers, & colleagues.
Communicate marketing, supply & sales information to internal & external customers
Supply Chain Management: manage relationships with internal production and customers; assist with issues such as logistics, quality assurance.
Manage sales budget & expenses, forecast product supply & demand by account
Oversee & evaluate market research, adjust marketing strategy to meet changing market & competitive conditions.
Gain a complete understanding and ability to manage all trading accounts which include oil futures hedging, fuel surcharge hedging, options trading, max price contracts, spreads/rolls, and various OTC instruments.
Partner and work with refinery production staff and processing staff to assure production matches sales.
Establish and maintain relationships with key industry leaders, strategic community partners, and be involved with industry associations.
Travel up to 20% of the time.
Champion and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
- Bachelor's degree
- 7 plus years of commodity sales experience
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Business or related field
5 plus years of refined oil sales experience
Knowledge of crushing and refining industry and or related food industry
In depth understanding of vegetable oil markets and logistics
Understanding of commodity markets and trading principles
Experience managing futures position
Knowledge of food company risk profiles and the tools available to manage this risk (i.e. options strategies)
Knowledge of product application as it pertains to vegetable oil as well as replacements and the price sensitivity associated with these replacements
Edible Vegetable Oils Refinery Manager – Enderlin, ND
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we're one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world's premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.
Edible Vegetable Oils Refinery Manager – Enderlin, ND
This is an exempt level position.
The Enderlin facility processes canola, sunflower and soybeans as well as high oleic varieties of sun and canola oils. The facility also includes a multi-oil refinery with the capacity to refine approximately 2,000,000 # of oil per day. This is a non-union facility with an hourly workforce of 90 employees and a salaried staff of 30 employees. The refinery includes 5 salaried and 13 hourly employees.
The refinery manager's areas of production responsibility are refining, bleaching, deodorizing, dewaxing and load out. Refinery process experience in these areas is meaningful, as well as management skills such as setting plant priorities, safety culture, implementing company policies, cost management and capital discipline. The position is also extensively involved in quality control, food safety, environmental compliance and the plant's evolving maintenance program.
Employee will work in a plant environment. The physical requirements of the job requires the ability to climb stairs, lift 55 pounds, prolonged periods of standing and sitting, computer work, working in confined spaces and from heights, bending, kneeling and potentially working adjusted hours.
This is an excellent opportunity for a plant or project engineer seeking management and/or in-depth refinery processing experience.
Display a dedication to lead, participate and support ongoing safety including values based safety efforts.
Direct the daily operations of refining, bleaching, deodorizing, loadout and water treatment
Understanding of operations, rules, regulations, policies and the ability to communicate those requirements effectively to the workforce.
A deep understanding of the operations in refining, bleaching and deodorizing.
Oversight for capital expenditures taking place in the area of responsibility, in addition to investigating potential cost-savings projects.
Maintain good working relationships with all employees
Provide solutions and promote teamwork amongst production, maintenance, quality and engineering groups.
Maintain process safety standards and implement changes when necessary
Optimize yields, supply usage and utilities, as well as other variable plant costs
Work history in refining, bleaching, and deodorization. Dewaxing is a plus.
Excellent communication skills to provide mentorship and feedback.
Results driven to provide support to achieve the goals established by management.
The ability to provide motivation to the direct reports and demonstrate leadership qualities to all plant personnel.
Analytical skills and sound decision making ability.
An Engineering degree or equivalent is required.
Category III Child Nutrition Employee At MLE (Fresh Fruit And Vegetable Program)
Child Nutrition Position with Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Meadow Lake Elementary School
Three hours of paid time per day
Category III ($13.31 to $16.21 per hour based on current schedule for child nutrition employees)
Prepares food according to a planned menu and tested, uniform recipes using commercial food service equipment
Daily record keeping including production records and inventory.
Assists with daily setup and cleaning of all kitchen equipment to ensure cleanliness and sanitary conditions are met
Serving or cashiering during meal service.
Attend work regularly and report to work in a timely manner.
Additional duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED
Ability to work in a friendly manner with co-workers and students.
Ability to work alone and plan work schedule to meet daily, weekly and monthly time lines
Operational knowledge of commercial food service equipment used in preparing quantity foods.
Understands complexity of daily recordkeeping.
Knowledge of food preparation.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and community.
Ability to perform job and communicate in a noisy environment.
Ability to lift or move up to 50 lbs. such as milk crates, frozen foods and canned foods
High school diploma or GED required
Quantity food service preferred
Food safety knowlege preferred
Apply on-line at www.applitrack.com/rdale/onlineapp
POSTING OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Vegetable Discovery Genetics Intern
The Discovery and Plant Health Team is seeking a motivated Vegetable Discovery Genetics Intern. This position will be located in Woodland, California, reporting to our Discovery Genetics Lead.
The intern will gain hands-on experience in the application of agronomic traits and genetics to improve the practice of plant breeding and agriculture. A defined research project will be assigned and completed under the guidance of a Discovery supervisor. And as an intern in this organization, you can also gain exposure to other related functions such as plant breeding, plant pathology, chemistry, genomics, marker development and high-throughput laboratories giving a broad overview of the career opportunities available at Bayer.
The successful candidate must be available to work full time during the summer internship term of May-August of 2019.
Interns are assigned to supervisors who outline general responsibilities, assist in research assignments and completion, and arrange opportunities to visit other functions. Projects will provide exposure to greenhouse practices, plant growth regulators and genetic analysis of agronomic traits.
Successful candidates will work both independently and in collaboration with other teams, and provide thoughtful analysis to their assigned research project.
At the conclusion of the program, interns will present the results of the research project to an audience of peers, Scientists and Senior Management. In addition, as part of their assignment, feedback on the program and the research project will be requested throughout the internship experience.
Current or future enrollment in a MS or PhD program with interest in exploring a career in agriculture with emphasis on Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Genetics, Crop Science, Agronomy or Horticulture
Detail and results-oriented individual with the ability to work independently and effectively
Strong motivational, organizational and problem-solving skills
Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams
Excellent communication and presentation skills
GPA of 3.0 or better
Must be willing to relocate
Must be returning to school upon completion of internship.
Experience working in greenhouse environments
Exposure to modern concepts of plant physiology and development
Experience working with vegetable crop and/or dioecious plant species
Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto's leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer's leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We're a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.
While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.
Real Estate And Cooperative Development Director
What We Do
Real Estate and Cooperative Development Director-CASA of Oregon
CASA began its work 30 years ago helping local organizations provide housing for farmworkers and other marginalized populations in primarily rural areas. While focusing on those who are often unable to advocate for themselves, CASA has positioned itself as an honest broker in the community with government, industry and community organizations.
By working alongside community organizations, we are able to build and renovate affordable housing and neighborhood facilities. We provide programs and resources that strengthens families’ financial well-being. We are advocates, organizers and agents for change working throughout the state of Oregon.
CASA currently operates four programs:
Real Estate and Cooperative Development (RECD)
Housing and Facilities Development
We partner with local community organizations to improve and increase the stock of affordable rental housing and neighborhood community centers. We believe that shelter is a basic necessity and that quality of life is better when people have access to quality affordable homes with community facilities located nearby. Recognized nationwide as an innovative and effective developer of farmworker and rural housing, we have constructed nearly 1,000 new and renovated over 600 housing units. We have assisted in the rehabilitation of over 1,300 on-farm bed spaces, and constructed 13 single-family homes for rental and subsequent sale.
Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development
As one of 10 Certified Technical Assistance Providers (CTAPs) under the national ROC USA™ network, we deliver pre- and post-purchase technical assistance and help homeowners navigate purchasing their manufactured home communities by securing the financing needed to shape their economic futures through the formation of resident owned cooperatives (ROC). Since 2008, we have converted 14 communities, representing 871 manufactured homes across Oregon.
Community Loan Fund
We received certification as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) from the US Treasury in 2000. Originally designed to address the predevelopment funding needs of non-profit organizations developing affordable housing and community facilities, our nearly $10 million CDFI recently expanded to include construction and permanent financing. Our loan fund has provided ROCs with over $3.8 million in purchase financing.
Family Economic Opportunity Program
We provide administrative services and fiduciary oversight for Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) in the Northwest. IDAs are offered by community-based organizations, housing authorities and educational institutions that provide support for individual participants. Our program partners work directly with individuals and households with limited financial resources, providing training and saver support to help build financial resiliency. Our more than 70 community partners have leveraged nearly $180 million in purchased assets helping more than 4,000 savers become homeowners, college graduates and business owners.
Innovative Changes (IC$) provides financial education, small-dollar consumer loans, and access to credit-building and asset-building opportunities. Founded in 2009 by Innovative Housing, Inc. (IHI), IC$ was born out of the realization that people of low income need access to financial education and services that help them achieve and maintain household financial stability. In 2018, CASA and IC$ officially joined forces to bring financial education services and loan programs to CASA’s statewide network of partners.
Organizational Commitment to Equity
At CASA, we are committed to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism because we recognize that the communities we partner with face many inequities. We acknowledge the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our society.
We were founded on and celebrate the identities of all involved with CASA, past and present. We, as an organization, strive to respect the race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, size, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, criminal background, religious background, marital status, military status, strengths, and differences of all people.
We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression, and commit ourselves to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion and freedom of expression.
As organizers, advocates, and development consultants, racial equity and inclusion should manifest at all levels of our programs. Through collaboration, we strive to build hope, homes, and financial health to both heal and strengthen our communities.
How We Do It
Strong partnerships are the cornerstone of our success. We accomplish our work through collaboration with the public and private sectors because it ensures efficient and innovative service delivery. This collaboration unites organizations to reach common ground, guiding positive change in our work and communities.
We strive for a community of excellence through building our knowledge and experience. We achieve this community of excellence by incorporating the highest standards of inquiry, learning, critical thinking and delivery of program services—this provides our partners high-quality support through program development, technical assistance and funding opportunities.
One of the hallmarks of our nation is that opportunity abounds. At the same time, we know that opportunity is not equitably available to all. Our intention is to build housing, family support systems and an economy that work for everyone in our communities.
With our history of innovation, we devote considerable resources into research and development to design approaches and programs that meet the needs of our clients and partners—our entrepreneurship adds value to the communities and the clients we serve.
In 2018, the Housing and Facilities Development and Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development departments were combined to create the Real Estate and Cooperative Development (RECD) Department. The primary responsibility of the position is to direct the workflow and assist staff in the efficient and effective development of affordable housing, non-housing facilities that serve communities throughout Oregon and the conversion of manufactured home parks into resident-owned communities. As a member of the management team, this position reports to the Deputy Director.
Key executive responsibilities include:
- Overseeing CASA’s pipeline of projects by identifying potential projects and managing ongoing new construction and rehabilitation of rental housing, community facilities, and manufactured home park preservation through forming ROCs (Resident-Owned Communities).
- Developing and maintaining a strategic business plan for the department that accounts for long-term sustainability.
- Forming and implementing pilot projects and other programs that support CASA’s overall mission
- Leading other affordable housing initiatives that further the goals of CASA’s RECD programs throughout the state.
- Managing departmental staff by acting as a resource and providing technical project support. Overseeing staff professional development through coaching, and identifying training needs and opportunities, while soliciting feedback on departmental activities from staff members.
- Monitoring local, state and federal policy as it relates to the work of the department. This includes responding to, and interfacing with, national, state and local funders on funding program priorities and requirements. The position involves conducting educational campaigns and informational sessions to expand awareness of CASA’s housing priorities among local communities, policymakers, housing providers and manufactured home park owners.
Oregon, like much of the nation, faces a severe housing shortage and rising prices that affect more than just the state’s urban areas. Developing and preserving affordable housing in Oregon’s rural areas comes with a unique set of challenges, defined by the disadvantages of building on smaller scales, with frequent lack of local resources and capacity.
CASA is a regional leader in manufactured housing preservation as an affordable ownership and empowerment strategy, and development of farmworker housing and rural affordable housing. This position represents an opportunity to work on the front lines of innovative housing solutions, and effect both the built environment and policy landscape of Oregon.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
CASA is committed to the wellbeing of Oregon’s disadvantaged. CASA’s work culture is inclusive and equitable, builds teams, works collaboratively, makes transparent and shared decisions, and cultivates staff through professional development. CASA is most effective when working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders at local, state, and national levels.
CASA of Oregon is seeking a motivated, talented, and collaborative leader to direct our real estate and cooperative development efforts. The ideal candidate will have a number of traits that will translate into successful leadership of the department.
- We believe in practicing equitable development and serving the holistic needs of the people we serve and seek a candidate that matches that commitment.
- The ideal candidate finds creative solutions to large-scale problems in the housing realm, innovates and shifts between multiple departmental priorities and programs, and learns and grows with CASA and the RECD team.
- The ability to build and maintain broad but focused coalitions is crucial to advance CASA’s policy and legislative goals.
- The ability to communicate the overall vision and goals for the department and organization and to be a consistent resource and advocate for our work.
- All candidates must be committed to working in a culturally and linguistically diverse workplace.
Education: AA or BA/BS in housing, planning, business, architecture, public policy, or related field is preferred. Any combination of experience and education that would provide a candidate with the knowledge, abilities, traits, and competencies to be successful in this position will be considered. CASA gives preference to bilingual and bicultural candidates.
CASA is seeking someone with significant breadth and depth of experience. While some candidates may not have all the relevant experience, candidates who are open and enthusiastic to learning on the job will be considered.
Preferred candidates will have experience managing a team, acquiring and developing real estate, leading hands-on community engagement with disadvantaged populations, and conducting public advocacy campaigns. Ideal candidates will have experience working in rural communities, writing and administering grants, and leading or participating in equity and inclusion efforts. This includes tax credit projects, bond financing, manufactured housing preservation using cooperative housing models, rural development, farmworker housing, land trusts, asset management and community organizing.
The salary range for this position is $73,000-112,000. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, 401(k) retirement plan, accrued vacation and sick time, paid holidays, sabbatical leave, and training and continuing education.
CASA of Oregon is located in Sherwood, Oregon, 15 miles southwest of Portland. Normal office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Employee must be able to sit for long durations of time and be comfortable working in an open office environment. A driver’s license and access to transportation are required. Travel statewide and out of state is necessary and may require overnight stays. We support our staff through development opportunities, leadership training, and setting aside time for social interaction. CASA of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer.
HOW TO APPLY
If this position appeals to you, submit your resume demonstrating your experience in the categories above, a cover letter, and 5 references.
Outreach Facilitator - Bilingual
The More In My Basket (MIMB) program conducts, in English and Spanish, its delivery of outreach information, programming, eligibility screening, and application assistance low-income likely-eligible audiences. The successful candidate for this position must be bi-lingual Spanish and English, have demonstrated abilities in coordinating multi-county education programs, and be experienced in working with Latino-serving organizations to develop partnerships and/or experience working directly with Spanish-speaking limited-resource populations. This position is the primary liaison to external partners serving all likely-eligible audiences, including Latino-serving county based partners. This position is responsible for promoting collaborative relationships to create, expand, and sustain opportunities to provide MIMB programming, SNAP eligibility screenings and application assistance to individuals likely to be eligible for benefits. The Outreach Facilitator’s primary responsibility includes developing partnerships with organizations serving low-resource Latino populations, and coordinating with the county agent (where applicable) to schedule outreach events, and providing direct-to-client application assistance. The incumbent must be self-initiating, be able to multi-task effectively and efficiently in a complex educational/academic environment, and be skilled in managing geographically dispersed programs and partnerships. The Outreach Facilitator works under the guidance and direct supervision of Principle Investigator (PI), Dr. Carolyn Bird. Daily activities are performed with the guidance of the Program Coordinator and in collaboration with other MIMB and Cooperative Extension staff. Essential job duties include, but are not limited to:
Develop partnerships as described above.
Serve as primary point-of-contact for Latino-serving MIMB partner programs, including the Mexican Consulate, Farmworker Health and Safety Education Program, and others.
Collaborate with the MIMB staff for school-based outreach programs (lunch menus, backpack programs, etc.).
Develop and maintain a roster of partner agencies to support a program of planned contacts.
Collaborate with NC State University’s Latino Affairs Coordinator to develop and extend MIMB partnerships within the Latino community.
Travel to the participating counties at project start-up, and on an on-going basis to facilitate outreach events including providing on-site direct-to-participant bi-lingual eligibility screening and application completion utilizing a laptop, wireless internet connection, scanner, and mobile printer.
Staff a toll-free “in-reach” number to respond to questions, provide eligibility screenings, and application completion assistance.
Collaborate with other potential application assistance providers to enlist their support, where necessary, for larger scale events (such as health fairs).
Provide group presentations.
Track all Spanish-language incoming forms and data and ensure that complete data is received for each program and follow-up with partner contacts on any missing/unclear content.
Ensure that all data collection instruments and procedures meet University guidelines for confidentiality and protection of the rights of all participants.
Post-baccalaureate degree in family and community sciences or closely related field, or a Bachelor's degree in family and community sciences or closely related field with 3+ years of alternative or equivalent professional training and experience. * 1 year providing / coordinating / managing program support for a geographically distributed program.
Must be flexible and highly motivated.
Must be bi-lingual with English and Spanish proficiency in both written and oral communication.
Experience working with the Latino/Latina community.
Environmental Scientist 5
Minimum Qualifications The ideal candidate must have a Master's degree or professional engineering licensure and ten years of professional experience in the natural sciences, engineering, environmental analysis or regulation, establishment of environmental policy, or in a closely related field. Three years of this experience must have included responsibility for the supervision or project management of scientific or technical professionals. In addition, three years of this experience must have been involved in environmental analysis in support of litigation. A Ph.D. in the natural sciences may be substituted for three years of the required non-supervisory, non-litigation experience.
Promotion: One year of permanent non-competitive service as an Environmental Scientist 4, Grade 29, or two years of permanent non-competitive service as an Environmental Scientist 3, Grade 27.
Duties Description The Environmental Protection Bureau in the New York State Office of the Attorney General represents the State in energy, environmental, and public health matters in litigation before federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies. The bureau enforces state and federal environmental laws that protect New Yorkers' rights to clean air, clean water, and safe and healthy communities, and conducts investigations into violations of those laws. Some of the more recent matters handled by the bureau have targeted the following areas: federal rollbacks and delays of regulations addressing climate change pollution, smog pollution blowing into New York, protections for farmworkers and their families from pesticide poisoning, and penalties for violations of fuel efficiency standards; and investigations into environmental health areas, such as unsafe drinking water, toxic toys, and lead paint. The bureau also defends state agencies alleged to have violated environmental laws, advocates on legislative initiatives, and communicates to the public regarding environmental issues.
This position will serve as the Chief Scientist for the Albany section of the Environmental Protection Bureau. Under the direction of the Bureau Chief and Albany Deputy Bureau Chief, the Albany Chief Scientist is responsible for directing and managing a multi-disciplinary science staff engaged in all aspects of the work of the bureau. As a member of the bureau management team, superior scientific, management, planning and communication skills are essential, as the position involves scientific and technical support for bureau activities, including investigations, legal actions, negotiations, legislative initiatives, and formulations of policy where science, law and public policy needs intersect.
DUTIES & ACTIVITIES:
Plan, manage, and direct activities of the scientific/technical section within the bureau's Albany and Buffalo offices, including making work assignments, in coordination with the science section in the NYC office.
Supervise and evaluate staff performance, and recommend appropriate staff management measures, including training.
Coordinate scientific activities within the bureau to assure that scientific/technical support is provided to legal staff in the bureau, primarily in the Albany and Buffalo offices.
Participate in management of the bureau, working with other bureau managers in Albany and New York City to establish program specific litigation goals and case specific litigation goals and strategies, and to report on bureau activities.
Initiate and perform scientific and policy research and investigations to develop affirmative litigation opportunities, investigative reports, and educational outreach activities.
Provide scientific support for bureau activities, including investigations, legal actions, negotiation, legislative initiatives and development of policy.
Interact and assist in coordination of bureau activities with other scientific, technical and policy staff of state, federal and municipal governments.
Assist attorneys in preparing documents and records, selecting expert witnesses and evaluating opposing experts, and participate in the development of discovery relating to parties, facts and expert witnesses at depositions and at trial. Assist in preparation of witnesses for examination at depositions and at hearings and trials.
Review legal and scientific documents prepared by the bureau scientists and attorneys for scientific and technical accuracy. Review scientific documents prepared by adversaries for accuracy and relevance; suggest appropriate responses.
Work with other bureaus within the Office of the Attorney General to provide scientific support to the activity of those bureaus, including investigations, litigation, and the development of multi-disciplinary initiatives.
Represent the Attorney General's Office and the bureau on advisory panels and committees, at negotiations, hearings and public meetings.
Work with attorneys to develop and present training on scientific methods and research, environmental forensics, and the admissibility of expert witness testimony.
Additional Comments Applications are being received online at https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings until March 29, 2019.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
List of three (3) references with contact information, including email addresses
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Brianna Guckemus of the Human Resources Management Bureau via email at email@example.com or phone at 518-776-2500.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
Vegetation Management Technician
Overall Job Objective
Under general supervision, to execute assigned responsibilities and tasks associated with annual work plans to implement the Vegetation Stewardship work group's projects and practices consistent with department plans and policies and within a department-wide context that supports all chartered land uses and open space purposes; to provide support in the resolution of issues in the areas of vegetation and invasive plant management; to provide design, consultation, education and outreach, technical assistance, and oversight for invasive plant management, mapping and monitoring projects and to perform related duties as required.
Duties & Responsibilities
1.Works in a collaborative manner to help implement the vegetation stewardship program, which includes the following:
Collaborates with other staff to help develop and implement vegetation stewardship and invasive plant management projects identified in OSMP plans.
Works cooperatively with OSMP staff to implement best management practices and policies to accomplish department goals.
Coordinates and performs vegetation and invasive plant management field work to accomplish short-term deliverables and department goals.
Conducts assigned responsibilities within the program, which may include integrated resource management and monitoring, to meet department goals and resolve problems.
Builds effective alliances with other department service areas, city departments, local and public interest groups; coordinate with appropriate agencies and partners to help ensure time lines, regulatory requirements, public process requirements, and budgetary constraints are met.
Develops client relationships and provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers through careful listening and understanding of client issues and by communicating research findings, proposals, specifications, and project statuses to ensure multiple management objectives are being met.
May provide project inspection and technical support for contracted projects to ensure contractor compliance with project specifications, quality control, technical accuracy and uniformity.
2.Lead, coordinate and oversee temporary and seasonal employees, volunteers, court ordered community service and/or Jail Crew in performing program work in a safe, cost effective and efficient manner to meet integrated vegetation management goals.
Works with other staff to plan, develop, and relay daily work plans for crews, volunteers and/or community service participants. Provides project oversight to ensure quality and consistency with vegetation stewardship and invasive plant management standards.
May perform or coordinate necessary training for crews and/or volunteers including writing equipment maintenance protocols, safe equipment and tool operations and safety precautions.
May lead, coordinate and schedule court ordered community service workers and their individual court ordered community service contracts for multiple city, county and state courts and court agency administrators.
Resolves conflict among crew members, volunteers and/or community service participants, maintains a positive team environment and refers issues appropriately to their immediate supervisor.
Communicate effectively, keeping crew members, volunteers and/or community service participants informed on project priorities and logistics.
Ensures that crews, volunteers and/or community service participants have all necessary supplies or equipment and that tools, vehicles, and equipment are maintained in good working order.
Ensure completion of project reports outlining project goals, accomplishments, project resources, photo documentation, and volunteer/contracted group/community service/jail crew hours if applicable.
Assist in the recruitment, screening and interviewing of standard staff and seasonal employees. May provide feedback to supervisor to assist in personnel actions; including but not limited to hiring, pay increase, termination and performance evaluations.
May guide, direct and evaluate volunteers, jail crew and/or community service participants
May coordinate with field staff and volunteer supervisors to design volunteer projects that meet the needs of the department and volunteers.
3.Provides advice and technical assistance for management planning, land use planning, and project designs to implement integrated vegetation management goals within a department-wide context that supports all chartered land uses and open space purposes.
Serves as a technical resource and process expert.
Develops and offers advice and objectives for inclusion in department plans that support vegetation stewardship and invasive plant management program goals, which may include recommendations for property acquisitions.
Brings the best practices and/or objective scientific research available to inform integrated vegetation management decisions.
Reviews department project designs, permits, and leases to make recommendations for improvements to better meet program goals.
Collaborates with department staff to train and implement best management practices for recreational, scenic, agricultural, and conservation projects to support program goals.
May contribute design recommendations and monitoring to help support department compliance with regulatory requirements related to vegetation stewardship and invasive plant management.
Works as part of a team to coordinate staff response to issues related to program disciplines.
Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the city.
Maintains a high level of professionalism and integrity; provides excellent customer services to internal and external customers; listens to questions and concerns, evaluates issues and possible solutions, works collaboratively with the OSMP and other city teams to address systemic problems; inspires confidence and respect; uses feedback from others to grow and develop.
Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
Actively supports and upholds the city's stated mission and values. Optimizes the use of resources; responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.
Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Two years of education in Restoration Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Weed Science, Rangeland Ecology/Management, Forest Management, Botany and a minimum of two years of experience in natural resource management, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated ability to rely on experience, training, and independent judgment in determining how to plan and execute responsibilities in resourceful and effective ways. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments, governmental agencies. Ability to prepare effective written reports, and to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people, including the ability to deal courteously with the public and land users. Effective organization skills. Knowledge of ArcGIS and Microsoft Office. Physical ability and willingness to work in adverse weather and field conditions. Ability to use all safety equipment. Valid driver's license. Have and maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Restoration Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Weed Science, Rangeland Ecology/Management, Forest Management, Botany or related field, plus a minimum of two years of work experience in a natural resource or agricultural management related field. Knowledge and experience with pesticide mixing and application and the operation of vegetation management equipment including weed whips, tractor operated mowers, chainsaws, and ATVs. Basic plant identification skills and familiarity with local native and no-native plant species. Prior experience leading technicians, contractors, and/or volunteers. Strong proficiency with ArcGIS. Ability to review and evaluate engineering designs and drawings.
WORKING CONDITIONS - Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions:
Physical Demands and Mental Effort: Ability to perform a wide range of physical and manual tasks in an outdoor environment. Physical ability to stand, bend, walk, and kneel. Ability to carry up to 30 pounds while hiking on rough terrain. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities that permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation that permits the employee to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written documents and materials. Sufficient manual dexterity that permits the employee to operate computer equipment and other office equipment. Work may include extended periods of time viewing a computer video monitor and/ or operating a keyboard. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions.
Work Environment: Works in a clean, comfortable environment, and also works in an outdoor environment year-round. Exposure to dangerous wildlife (e.g., rattlesnakes, mountain lions, stinging insects), toxic chemicals (e.g., pesticides), and dangerous weather conditions (e.g., heat, cold, lightning).
Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following: Frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, calculators, cell phones, and copy machines; vehicles including four-wheel drive vehicles, trailers, and tractors; a range of relevant and appropriate tools and equipment.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Laborer - Kankakee Fish And Wildlife Area
Hire Salary: $21,216 or $10.88/hr.
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About Indiana Department of Natural Resources
The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.
About the Job
The Laborer serves as an aid in property management of Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Area and the satellite properties managed from that property. Incumbent performs task involved in wildlife management. The incumbent serves the public and helps the public to obtain the information/services that they need. Incumbent performs maintenance and upkeep on property owned by the state of Indiana.
A Day in the Life
Assists and performs wildlife resource management on Kankakee FWA and associated satellite properties.
Informs the public of special property rules and regulations as well as general information about properties and wildlife in general.
Obtains and relays information about resource management projects on the property to the public and may be called upon for special events and fill in for the receptionist as needed.
Works independently. Work assignments require travel to all areas of Kankakee Fish and Wildlife, as well as to satellite properties to conduct work. Jobs may require interpretation of standard instructions to apply to non-standard site conditions.
Works in the check station, to assist with hunter management. Hours will be non-standard during the hunting seasons.
Assists with or conducts research and management activities.
Directs the work of subordinate employees (intermittent laborers) to function as crew leader for specialized tasks.
Purchases equipment, supplies, repair parts and performs repairs on equipment, buildings, and vehicles. If repairs are required beyond the capacity of the employee then a timely notification of the problem should be reported to the management staff.
Safely and correctly operates a wide range of hand tools, agricultural tractors, implements, and mowers, and work in hazardous conditions.
Safely applies herbicides, pesticides, and related products.
Applies management techniques, such as prescribed burning.
Conducts vegetation control using mechanical and chemical methods.
Will provide for public safety on property, aid in rescue of accident victims.
Assists law enforcement with investigation of illegal activities on properties.
Reports to the assistant property manager or property manager.
What We're Looking For
Working knowledge of resource management practices and techniques associated with management on the properties.
Working knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations as associated with resource management.
Ability to talk effectively to the public to provide information about the properties, wildlife and wildlife management, and special DFW projects.
Work sometimes required in remote areas without direct supervision. Ability to interpret standard instructions and apply them to non-standard site conditions.
Ability and knowledge to use specialized equipment such as: warm season grass planting equipment and tools and techniques for determining age and growth of wildlife specimens.
Ability to safely and correctly operate and maintain in safe condition a wide range of vehicles (pickup trucks, dump truck, trailer), agricultural tractors and equipment (planters, plows, disks, mowers, bush hogs, graders etc.), and specialized small equipment (welders, generators, hand tools, chainsaws, etc.)
Working knowledge of principals of prescribed burning and related management applications.
Working knowledge of techniques and operation of equipment for wildlife management related vegetation control.
Working knowledge of plant identification techniques necessary for appropriate vegetation control practices.
Working knowledge of wildlife related health issues and health management techniques (i.e. How to properly and safely remove deer ticks from mammals without exposing personal self to disease and remove tissue samples for disease analysis).
Knowledge of basic safety rules and basic rescue techniques.
Chainsaw safety classes and safety classes for specialized tools and equipment required.
Training appropriate to types of chemicals used for vegetation control.
Ability to satisfactorily complete training for prescribed burning operations.
Working knowledge of fire behavior and weather as related to fire behavior and other management techniques.
First Aid certification and CPR certification.
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
Medical / Dental / Vision plans
Health Savings Account available - with Employer Contribution
Incentive-based Wellness Program
Employee Assistance Program
Employer-funded Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation Plan with Employer Match
Flexible Spending Account
Work/life balance: 24 Paid Days Off and 12 Holidays, per year
Group Life Insurance
Qualified Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
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The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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