Benton Conservation District is looking for an experienced self-starter who is energetic, and highly organized with an interest in working lands and agricultural resource management. The successful applicant must have a strong work ethic to become part of a cohesive team in a fast-paced, hands-on and rewarding work environment.


This position is responsible for conducting and monitoring field data and incorporating the results into conservation plan analysis and reports. This position will focus primarily on farm management planning, working directly with landowners and operators to benefit their operations and the natural resources present on the property. Experience in water quality monitoring and Firewise planning is desired, but not required. This position also implements and coordinates other field project activities as assigned by District Manager. This work may include working with volunteers, interns, work crews, project contractors, and technical staff on specific projects.

The Resource Conservationist position is responsible for aligning district and partner programs to the greatest benefit to both the landowner/operator and the natural resources. Knowledge of the new Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP), in conjunction with the natural resource planning priorities is desired. This position will be responsible for identifying, developing and implementing projects that address natural resource and habitat concerns.

This position description represents a general outline of the job duties, essential functions and minimum qualifications and is not intended to be comprehensive in nature. Eligibility for this position is contingent upon the individual’s ability to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. This position requires frequent sitting, standing, walking over difficult terrain, and lifting up to 50 lbs.


Please submit:
1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. Three (3) professional references

Be sure to describe your interest in the position and the skills you bring to our conservation district. Your cover letter is not to exceed one page. Letters of recommendation may be included.
Benton Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send electronically (please no paper copies) to:
Please include: Resource Conservationist – YOUR NAME in the subject line