Careers

Careers

Position Title:  Natural Resource Outreach Educator

Position Summary: The Natural Resource Outreach Educator (NROE) will be ACCD’s outreach and education specialist tasked with stakeholder engagement related to soil and water conservation issues. The successful candidate will develop relationships with key partners including: nonprofit, governmental agencies, municipalities, elected officials, the public and members of the agricultural and development sector. The goal is that those audience members will apply the new knowledge to daily activities or professional endeavors. 

The successful candidate will develop, implement, and evaluate programs, participate in team grant writing and management, complete administrative duties, and possess excellent project management skills. Duties include brainstorming potential partnerships or methods for engagement, maintaining a calendar for outreach events and working closely with staff and partners to plan and execute various outreach events. This position will also run the Envirothon program, represent ACCD at relevant meetings and events, scout engagement and funding opportunities, organize workshops, conduct community soil testing events, support municipal outreach efforts, and stay conversant on complex issues related to natural resource management, agriculture, land use and built environment and ecosystem impact related to climate change. 

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To apply, please email cover letter, resume and three references with ‘NROE’ in the subject line to resumes@accdpa.org. The position will remain open until filled.

Position Title: Agricultural Resource Conservationist

Position Summary: The purpose of the Agricultural Resource Conservationist is to liaise with the agricultural sector in Allegheny County and to manage programs that provide important technical and financial resources to help protect and improve farmland. The primary responsibilities of this position are to manage three programs: the Agricultural Conservation Technical Assistance (ACT) Program, the Agricultural Conservation Assistance (ACAP) Program, and the Allegheny County Farmland Preservation Program.

The successful candidate will develop relationships with farmers, various partner agencies and other diverse stakeholders through exceptional interpersonal and diplomatic communication skills. Duties include connecting with farmers and assessing their conservation needs, informing producers on state and federal programs and encouraging their participation, overseeing eligibility and reviewing applications for ACCD-managed programs, providing soil health technical assistance, maintaining required reporting, attending governmental and other relevant meetings and supporting the Allegheny County Agricultural Lands Preservation Board.

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To apply, please email cover letter, resume and three references with ‘Agricultural Resource Conservationist’ in the subject line to resumes@accdpa.org. The position will remain open until filled.