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Open Position with Indiana State Dept of Ag


The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is seeking a dynamic professional to serve as the Program Manager for Agricultural and Environmental Affairs. This position will be based in Indianapolis. Interested applicants can apply for the position here. The deadline to apply for this position is September 18, 2013. To learn more about state employment, please visit the State Personnel site here.
Job Description
Job Title:
Program Manager - Ag and Environmental Affairs
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Marion County
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Dept of Agriculture
Indianapolis, Marion County, IN

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Job Description
The incumbent shall work directly with the agricultural industry to develop innovative environmental stewardship programs and initiatives.  The incumbent shall advance environmental stewardship efforts throughout the state by engaging directly with agricultural leaders to ensure that Indiana agriculture is adequately addressing challenges and opportunities beyond traditional efforts; such as cost-share and incentives.  The incumbent shall seek out opportunities to incorporate or facilitate the adoption of innovative conservation methods, measures, and/or techniques into regular agricultural practice.  The incumbent shall further the efforts of current initiatives aimed at building soil health and production efficiencies.

  • Identify key regulatory challenges and develop private, local, state, and federal partnerships to address these issues through adoption of environmental stewardship initiatives which add value to the ag industry. 
  • Incumbent must remain knowledgeable of current and innovative conservation methods, measures, and/or techniques within agriculture. 
  • Incumbent shall communicate and coordinate conservation efforts with the agricultural organizations in Indiana; such as Farm Bureau, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Certified Crop Advisors, etc. 
  • Incumbent shall develop and deliver presentations regarding agronomy and conservation implementation, as well as communicate key conservation information to the ag community. 
  • Incumbent shall further the adoption of Conservation Cropping Systems; such as no-till, cover crops, nutrient management, adaptive management, and buffers by providing coordination services to programs such as the On-Farm Network and the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative. 
  • Incumbent shall ensure that ISDA remains at the forefront of providing quality environmental stewardship assistance/opportunities to Indiana landowners through means beyond typical cost-share/incentive programs by communicating regularly with the ag and natural resources key players. 
  • Incumbent shall seek out funding options for alternative environmental stewardship initiatives and shall directly oversee any projects which may be funded in this area. 
  • Work cooperatively with fellow Indiana State Department of Agriculture Program Managers to ensure efficient delivery and coordination of environmental stewardship initiatives as well as other programming. 
  • Provide training to Division of Soil Conservation staff which will better equip them with the skills and abilities to properly execute the staffing needs of this program area. 
  • Provide support to the Director as necessary and requested to fulfill the mission and goals of the Division of Soil Conservation.

Preferred Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in agriculture, ag systems management, agronomy, agribusiness, environmental sciences, biology, or natural resources and experience working in the agriculture industry.  Experience working in crop consulting, agronomy, nutrient management, and ag equipment would be very useful.

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Created at 9/5/2013 11:27 AM by Pava, Penny J.
Last modified at 9/5/2013 11:27 AM by Pava, Penny J.