Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities


.Conservation Planner

*Reposted December 2019

This is a two-year contract position funded in part through a grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts. The HHCD Conservation planner is to develop and carry out a coordinated natural resources conservation program targeted to land-owners/farmers who have already been identified through prior research as those who would best benefit from such plans to mitigate soil & water quality problems of the Mill River watershed, a tributary of the Connecticut River.

Major Duties

  • Works with farmers and other landowners to develop conventional conservation plans addressing the resource concerns identified in the Mill river watershed; provides information concerning Farm Bill and State Conservation Programs; and develops conservation contracts according to the NRCS.
  • Develop Conservation Programs contracts with targeted landowners and farmers.
  • Performs on-site inventory and evaluations; recommends and assists in conducting necessary preliminary surveys; and provides recommendations for feasible practices to solve resource concerns.
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance to cooperating landowners in making needed revisions to their conservation plans and contracts.
  •  Works with farmers and non-farming landowners, developers and their technical staff, planning commissions and others in the planning and application of land treatment measures.

Hourly contract position subject to background check.

A complete job description for the Conservation Planner is located here. Please email hampdenhampshireconservation@gmail.com to apply or with questions.