Staff

Our staff includes State, Federal, and District employees.

Karen MillerKaren Milller
District Manager
Kentsoil@Kentgov.org
410-778-5150 ext 3281
443-282-3281
Nancy Metcalf
District Conservationist
Nancy.metcalf@md.usda.gov
410-778-5150 ext 3280
443-282-3280
NatashaNatasha Mulford
Administrative Assistant I
Natasha.mulford@Maryland.gov
410-778-5150 ext 3290
443-282-3290
Shelly Gsell
Administrative Assistant II
Shelly.gsell@md.nacdnet.net
410-778-5150 ext 3275
443-282-3275
Staff Shelly
Jen RichardsonJen Richardson
Soil Conservationist
Jennifer.richardson1@md.usda.gov
410-778-5150 ext 3288
443-282-3288
Justin Ford
Soil Conservationist
Justin.Ford@md.usda.gov
410-778-5150 ext 3289
443-282-3289
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Jenny Lee
Jenny Lee
Conservation Planner
Jenny.lee@maryland.gov
410-778-5150 ext 3293
443-282-3293
Sam Leaverton
Conservation Planner
Sam.leaverton@md.nacdnet.net
410-778-5150 ext 3287
443-282-3287
Sam Leaverton
KandaceKandace Burton
Conservation Planner
Kandace.burton@Maryland.gov
410-778-5150 ext 3276
443-282-3276
Rocky Donovan
Conservation Planner
Rocky.donovan@maryland.gov
410-778-5150 ext 3291
443-282-3291
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Chris MyersChris Myers
Engineering Technician
Chris.myers@md.nacdnet.net
410-778-5150 ext 3294
443-282-3294
Vacant
Engineering Technician


Michael BMichael Boughner
Soil Conservation Technician
Michael.boughner@maryland.gov
410-778-5150 ext 3282
443-282-3282
Christopher Davidson
Civil Engineering Technician
Christopher.davidson@md.usda.gov
410-778-5150 ext  3284
443-282-3284
Christopher Davidson
photo 3 (2)Joe Blizzard
Urban Technician
Kentscd@kentgov.org
410-778-5150 ext 3283
443-282-3283

Board Members

Board

Front (left-right): Wickes Westcott (member), Tommy Unruh (chair), Tim Redman (treasurer)

Back (left-right): Barney Barnes (associate), George Kendal (associate), Lewis McDonald (member), Charlie Miller (vice-chair), Robert Baldwin (associate)

Not pictured: Sean Jones (associate), Eddie Taylor (associate), Bill Langerfelder (associate)

Employment Opportunities

JOB OPENING

Dates accepting application: 1/29/18 – 2/19/18

POSITION TITLE: SOIL CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN

SALARY: $44,488.00/year

POSITION TYPE: FULL TIME

LOCATION: CHESTERTOWN, MD

ABOUT US:

The Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development (WMRC&D) Inc. is a 501-C3, non-profit organization in business since 1993. We are involved in projects dealing with natural resource conservation, research and restoration, alternative energy, soil conservation, cropland farming, forestry, improvements of fisheries, wildlife, water quality in wetlands, and projects addressing conservation and agriculture.

CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

In coordination with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), this position would help to implement programs and provisions included in the Farm Bill. The Conservation Technician position provides technical assistance for resource conservation projects with direct interaction with farmers, landowners, agencies, contractors, and related project partners. A majority of work is focused on project engineering survey, design, planning assistance, field data collection, project layout, and scheduling the application of conservation plan practices. This position is a 3 year term position under the direct supervision of the District Conservationist located within the Kent County Soil Conservation District Office in Chestertown, MD. This position will have work assignments across the counties on Maryland’s North Eastern Shore.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Inspects proposed sites, determines need and feasibility of conservation practices applicable for geographical locations, advises on site selection, explains cost-share payment procedures to farmers, performs layout work, and supervises construction of practices for which the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has technical responsibility.

Makes preliminary engineering surveys gathering design data for structures requiring engineering application. Records field notes and prepares designs based on standard designs for review and approval by others.

Checks completed practices to determine that specifications are met. Completes field sheets and recommends acceptability of completed practices to the supervisor for final certification. Advises landowner/operator to complete proper maintenance. Prepares recommended adjustments in basic plan for the conservationist.

Develop schedules for implementing comprehensive conservation plans that provide for effective land use and water management in relation to the conservation needs of the land and the on-going agricultural enterprise.

Provides information to farmers, ranchers and other rural residents on the kinds of assistance available from the NRCS and other USDA agencies.

Other duties as assigned.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess sufficient education and/or or experience commensurate with the major duties of the position. Background and experience in the fields of agronomy, forestry, and restoration is desirable. Proficiency in use of computers and applications such as AutoCAD is expected. Basic knowledge for construction project lay out with the use of a rod, level and transit for establishing control lines, level lines and staking locations for cut and fill is required.

Strong communication skills.

Knowledge and/or experience with cropland farming and livestock operations.

Willingness to work outside in rough terrain and inclement weather.

The ability to work independently while effectively managing multiple priorities.

A valid driver’s license.

US Citizenship.

A clean criminal record verified by a standard background check with local, state, and national law enforcement agencies. A security clearance is not a requirement.

Must be willing to relocate or commute to Eastern Maryland.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Please go to our website at: www.wmrcd.org

Please send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references.

The WMRC&D is an equal opportunity provider and employer. All programs and services of the Western Maryland RC&D Council are offered on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, disability or political belief.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $44,488.00 /year

 

 


 


122 Speer Rd, Suite 4, Chestertown, MD 21620   (410)778-5150x3