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Farm Bill Implementation Specialist

Northeast, Southeast
Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: Massachusetts Association of Conservation Districts (MACD)

Locations: Remote-based, no office provided

Application deadline: Open until filled

Full position description and application instructions

Summary of responsibilities:

The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) is seeking qualified candidates for an innovative new position responsible for supporting key Farm Bill programs offered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Massachusetts. The selected applicant will identify and assist potential customers with forestry and wildlife interests, helping them navigate the NRCS process to plan and implement approved “best management practices” on their properties. This position reports directly to the MACD Executive Director.

  • Work with customers with forestry and wildlife interests and help them apply to NRCS programs – particularly the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Once funded, help those customers secure contractors, permits, and any other assistance that will lead to timely implementation by providing support to those customers.
  • Provide similar technical assistance for implementation of existing NRCS contracts.
  • This work will involve collecting applications and other eligibility paperwork, facilitating needed permits, and conducting other follow-up status check-ins needed to make sure progress continues or address any delays with the NRCS planner assigned to the contract. This assistance is intended to continue from the beginning of the project to completion.
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