AgCorps Mapping and Monitoring Specialist
Department of Agriculture
About the organization
AgCorps is a state AmeriCorps program administered by the Montana Department of Agriculture. AgCorps aims to improve the capacity of partner organizations to meet their mission, grow collaborations, provide effective programming, and create resilient, healthy, safe, and engaged communities in Montana. This program is also designed to serve rural and underfunded school districts in Montana that require more accessibility to Ag literacy materials. The AgCorps program strives to deliver the best possible resources and values integrity, leadership, and trust in its members and host sites.
The Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund (NWTF) Grant Program was established by the 1985 Montana Legislature to provide funding for the noxious weed research projects, state and community education/development projects, and local cooperative - landowner cost share. As part of integrated weed management, landowners are required to map and monitor noxious weed control efforts supported by NWTF grants.
The member will assist continuing projects with annual revisits to monitoring sites, collecting, and analyzing data, mapping new and existing weed infestations, and setting up monitoring sites for new local cooperatives. The member will assist counties and land managers in implementing a key component of integrated weed management and teach them the skills to be proactive against noxious weeds.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
• Public speaking
• Knowledge of survey software (i.e., Survey123)
• Design and editing software (i.e., Canva, Adobe, etc.)
• Basic writing
• Provide educational materials to community/stakeholders
• Knowledge of Canva or other editing software
• Ability to interact with community members of all demographics
• Understanding or willingness to learn how agriculture plays an important role in Montana
• Valid driver’s license
AmeriCorps Service minimum Requirements:
• Must be 18+ at the beginning of service (17+ requires parental consent)
• High school graduate, GED recipient, working towards obtaining a high school diploma or GED during your term or service
• Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien
• Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria
Contact email: [email protected]
Two references will be required during the interview stage
Equal Opportunity Employment
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The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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