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ASSISTANT WATERSHED AGRICULTURAL PROJECT MANAGER
42433
(Competitive)




DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for assisting the watershed Agricultural project Manager in all personnel, financial and administrative duties associated with the day to day operations of a watershed agricultural project. Duties involve assisting in the detailed calculation of Agricultural Best Management Practice costs associated with whole Farm Planning and assisting in developing and implementing specific on-farm Whole Farm Planning contracts for the project. Whole Farm Planning is the process by which specific Agricultural Best Management Practices such as soil erosion control, animal waste management, plant nutrient management, domestic animal pathogen management and chemical and pesticide management are implemented In order to reduce potential non-point source pollution from farms. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Watershed Agricultural Project Manager. General supervision may be exercised over subordinate clerical employees. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK

Assists in the layout, design and construction of specific agricultural Best Management Practices in fulfillment of Whole Farm Planning.

Assists in establishing standards and priorities for Agricultural Best Management Practice design, installation and maintenance.

Assists in developing and implementing specific on-farm Whole Farm Planning contracts for the project.

Assists in the detailed calculation of Agricultural Best Management Practice costs associated with each Whole Farm Plan.

Assembles appropriate documentation and billing for the payment of specific Agricultural Best Management Practices for Whole Farm Planning.

Assembles financial information for the financial report to the Board of Directors.

Assembles information for the preparation of program reports.

Maintains inventory of all watershed agricultural project equipment.

Attends training sessions as required and as per training plan.

Confers with the Watershed Agricultural Project Manager with regard to management matters.

Applies computer technology to project programs wherever feasible.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the principles and practices of agricultural conservation with emphasis on soil and water conservation related specifically to water quality and Mole Farm Planning.

Good knowledge of Agricultural Best Management Practices and their role in Whole Farm Planning.

Good knowledge of Mole Farm Planning project cost estimating for labor, materials and equipment

Good knowledge of the district's overall programs, goals, policies and procedures.

Good knowledge of Whole Farm Planning monitoring techniques and their application.

working knowledge of public and/or business administration.

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management.

Working knowledge of computer applications to Whole Farm Planning programming.

Ability to estimate specific Best Management Practice costs in watershed agricultural projects.

Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource conservation or a closely related field, and one (1) year of professional level work experience or its part-time equivalent, in agricultural water quality management or a closely related field, in which the incumbent mist have been responsible for program planning, development, ministration or implementation; or,

B) Five (5) years of professional or paraprofessional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in agricultural water quality management or a closely related field, one (1) year of which must have been professional level work experience in which the incumbent mist have been responsible for program planning, development, administration or implementation; or,

C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B)

Note:

Successful completion of graduate semester hours in water Quality Management or a closely related field, may be substituted for work experience as follows: Thirty (30) graduate semester hours is equivalent to one (1) year of work experience; Sixty (60) graduate semester hours is equivalent to two (2) years of work experience

2/95 Date of Original Composition