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ORGANIC CONSERVATION SPECIALIST – WEST coast Region

Oregon Tilth is a leader in organic certification working to make our food and agriculture biologically sound and socially equitable. Who we are is based on principles that define the beliefs that guide us, the intent that shapes our vision, and the ways we engage our work and our communities. We believe our identity is unique. We believe our identity is powerful.

SUMMARY

The Organic Conservation Specialist serves as a content expert to diverse education audiences, including but not limited to clients, agricultural service providers, farmers, and partners. The Organic Conservation Specialist’s primary role is to utilize their technical competence in offering training resources for these audiences and to inform Tilth’s educational activities. The Organic Conservation Specialist works with team members to implement the goals outlined by the education program and works to ensure a high level of quality and integrity in education delivery. The Organic Conservation Specialist works in collaboration with their team, the Communications and Marketing department, and the Certification department to identify areas of continuous improvement.

Through an agreement with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Organic Conservation Specialist serves in a joint position with NRCS providing training and technical support for staff of the federal agency across the country and educating organic producers about natural resources and biodiversity.

The is a fully remote, exempt level position. The salary range for this position is $60,00.00 to $70,000.00 depending on experience.

The total pay range takes into account a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skills, experience and training, location, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed pay range estimate has not been adjusted for any applicable geographical differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Oregon Tilth, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the posted pay range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Oregon Tilth offers a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance; generous paid time off including paid volunteer time; employer matching contribution to retirement plan; and the opportunity to work with a dedicated team devoted to building a brighter food future for people and planet.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in soil conservation or related agricultural or natural resource discipline such as agronomy, soil science, forestry, agricultural education, or agricultural engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in soil conservation or related agricultural or natural resource discipline such as agronomy, soil science, forestry, agricultural education, or agricultural engineering
  • Minimum 3 years work experience
  • Experience working in professional office environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with public speaking
  • Experience in leading workshop facilitation
  • Excellent customer service skills

PREFERRED SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Understanding of the USDA Organic Regulations, organic production (crop and livestock) and on-farm conservation practices (for example: cover crops or rotational grazing)
ORGANIC CONSERVATION SPECIALIST – East coast Region

Oregon Tilth is a leader in organic certification working to make our food and agriculture biologically sound and socially equitable. Who we are is based on principles that define the beliefs that guide us, the intent that shapes our vision, and the ways we engage our work and our communities. We believe our identity is unique. We believe our identity is powerful.

SUMMARY

The Organic Conservation Specialist serves as a content expert to diverse education audiences, including but not limited to clients, agricultural service providers, farmers, and partners. The Organic Conservation Specialist’s primary role is to utilize their technical competence in offering training resources for these audiences and to inform Tilth’s educational activities. The Organic Conservation Specialist works with team members to implement the goals outlined by the education program and works to ensure a high level of quality and integrity in education delivery. The Organic Conservation Specialist works in collaboration with their team, the Communications and Marketing department, and the Certification department to identify areas of continuous improvement. 

Through an agreement with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Organic Conservation Specialist serves in a joint position with NRCS providing training and technical support for staff of the federal agency across the country and educating organic producers about natural resources and biodiversity. 

The is a fully remote, exempt level position. The salary range for this position is $60,00.00 to $70,000.00 depending on experience.

The total pay range takes into account a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skills, experience and training, location, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed pay range estimate has not been adjusted for any applicable geographical differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Oregon Tilth, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the posted pay range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Oregon Tilth offers a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance; generous paid time off including paid volunteer time; employer matching contribution to retirement plan; and the opportunity to work with a dedicated team devoted to building a brighter food future for people and planet.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in soil conservation or related agricultural or natural resource discipline such as agronomy, soil science, forestry, agricultural education, or agricultural engineering
  • Minimum 3 years work experience
  • Experience working in professional office environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with public speaking
  • Experience in leading workshop facilitation
  • Excellent customer service skills

PREFERRED SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Understanding of the USDA Organic Regulations, organic production (crop and livestock) and on-farm conservation practices (for example: cover crops or rotational grazing)

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