Farmland Preservation Coordinator (Dept. of Agriculture)

Under the direction of the Department of Agriculture, State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) supervisory staff, the Regional FPP Coordinator will manage and coordinate farmland preservation initiatives, outreach and acquisition projects through multiple funding programs and multiple partners including counties, municipalities, nonprofit entities and landowners. Position will concentrate primarily on farmland preservation opportunities in Central and Northern NJ. The position will be based in the SADC’s main office in Trenton and require approximately 1-2 two days per week in Trenton and the remainder in the specified territory (Central and Northern NJ – specific Counties TBD). This position will require attendance at evening meetings, approximately one meeting per week, on average. Candidate must have a strong communication and analytical skills, be able to work remotely and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

EDUCATION:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by (12) semester hour credits in one or any combination of the following: agricultural science, natural resource management, environmental science, environmental planning, or land use planning.

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience reviewing, developing, implementing, and maintaining agricultural, environmental, or land use management programs in the public or private sector.

NOTE: Applicants who have successfully completed the required courses or the required number of semester hour credits as specified above may substitute additional experience as indicated on a year-for-year basis for the remaining education with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year of experience.

NOTE: A Master’s degree in Agricultural Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, Land Use Planning, or other related field may be substituted for the one (1) year of experience.

Please send resumes to SADC Chief of Acquisition: Heidi.Winzinger@ag.state.nj.us

Deadline: 04/25/2017