Suwannee County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for the following

CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN

This is a full-time position with the Suwannee County Conservation District (SCCD) office. The SCCD is an agricultural partner between local farmers, ranchers, and producers as well as local and state agencies. The fulltime position works with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) to assist landowners with the implementation of Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) on the landscape.

Applicant must have a minimum of a High School diploma and four (4) years practical work experience in production agriculture or two (2) years practical work experience in production agriculture and an Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture and must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License. Candidate must possess good verbal and written communications skills, have a general knowledge of computer skills, be knowledgeable of BMP and agricultural water quality issues, be willing to work after normal working hours or on weekends to accommodate farmers’ schedules, and be willing to attend additional training on programs and information required for the position.  Rate of pay will be $19.25 per hour, plus a generous benefits package. Only experienced applicants will be considered. 

Applications are available online at suwanneecountyfl.gov, Suwannee County Building Dept., 224 Pine Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386)364-3407 or Suwannee County Administration Office,13150 80th Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32064, (386)364-3400. Applicants are encouraged to submit resumes, letters of reference or other biographical information with their applications. The position will remain open until filled. The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, handicap status, income status or family status. Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment. Failure to successfully test free of illegal or controlled drugs will result in non-employment of the applicant for a minimum of 1 year.

EEO/AA/V/D                                                                                             5/22/24 & 5/28/24