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Job Posting:  Environmental Field Tech

Supervisor: SRICD District Manager

Please submit resume and cover letter to Gina Fuller @ 

Pay: starting @ $21.00/hour

Hours: 40 hours

The Southern Rhode Island Conservation District is looking for two (2) full time entry level Environmental Field Technician to assist landowners manage their agricultural and forest lands. 


Position Summary:

This job posting is for an Environmental Field Technician, whose primary focus will include the RI Farm Bill, Conservation Planning & Implementation projects.  

RI Farm Bill, Conservation Planning & Implementation projects allow Districts to work directly with RI agricultural producers and woodlot owners to increase the installation and implementation of conservation best management practices.  This includes conservation planning through field assessments and GIS evaluations, landowner conversations, contract development and management.

Applicants should have exceptional communication skills, enjoy working outdoors in various weather conditions, and must be able to work as an individual and as part of a team.


Educational Requirement(s):

Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  Associate’s degree or equivalent experience acceptable. Applicants should have a strong background in environmental sciences (including agriculture, plant and soil science, natural resources, conservation, field biology).  Experiences in field settings strongly preferred. Applicants must be proficient in ArcGIS 10.  Computer literacy is a requirement, and should include database management and word processing.


Scope of Work

40 hours of work/week; daytime hours required, along with some weekend availability.  Regular work times & hours will be determined at start of employment.  Mileage will be compensated at federal rates for field work.


Location of work: 

Base location: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), 60 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886.  Field visits will be required throughout the state.  Mileage will be reimbursed to/from site visit locations.  Valid driver’s license, a good driving record and reliable transportation a must.


Hourly pay rate: starts at $21.00 or commensurate with experience.  Health and retirement benefits available.


Southern RI Conservation District is an equal-opportunity organization. Applicants of all racial, ethnic, religious, gender identities, disability, veteran, and marital statuses are strongly encouraged to apply.