Bi-lingual Mobile Irrigation Lab Manager

Website Yolo County Resource Conservation District

Supporting agriculture and conservation since 1955.

Do you want to be part of an enthusiastic team working with the agricultural community to help growers and the environment? Come work with us! We are looking for a natural resource or agricultural professional who is bi‐lingual in Spanish to develop and run a 3‐year, multi‐county Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL) program that will provide technical assistance on irrigation efficiency and other on‐farm conservation issues. Training and mentorship will be provided as part of this program.

ABOUT THE POSITION
Under supervision of the Executive Director, the Bi‐lingual Mobile Irrigation Lab Manager will oversee and implement all activities of the multi‐lingual Sutter‐Yolo Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL), including managing and performing all aspects of field activities both directly and in coordination with other RCD staff, coordinating field activities with growers and Bi‐lingual (Punjabi) Sutter County RCD MIL Project Manager, communicating with grant managers and managing the project budget and scope of work, purchasing materials and supplies, collecting data, writing reports and working with administrative staff to develop invoices, and contributing to other general RCD work and assisting other staff as needed. The MIL Project Manager will assist English and Spanish‐speaking growers by improving irrigation practices, provide education on how to maintain efficient irrigation systems, introduce growers to new technologies and BMPs relating to soil health, and encourage growers to become more active in local education and outreach events. This is an exempt position.

Overview of job duties includes responsibilities to:
 -Provide services to Yolo, Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties as appropriate through cooperative scheduling with the Sutter County MIL Project Manager (work truck provided).
 -Schedule and coordinate with each grower for meeting locations, dates and times.
-Perform irrigation evaluations, typically 1 to 2 per day between the months of April through September. Evaluations include determining system pressure, system uniformity, flow‐rates, and application rates. Irrigation System Evaluation training program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will be provided.
 -Attend additional trainings and certifications as needed. Certifications helpful for this position include the American Society of Agronomy’s Certified Crop Advisor, Irrigation Association’s Agriculture Irrigation Auditor, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Technical Service Provider (TSP) and Conservation Planner.

To learn more about this position and to view the Position Description, please visit https://yolorcd.org/careers/. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Lani Fulcher, YCRCD Office Manager, at fulcher@yolorcd.org. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 5th.

To apply for this job email your details to fulcher@yolorcd.org