Job Description: Shared Conservation Agent

Validity Period: 

09/26/2017 to 10/11/2017

Shared Conservation Agent
City of Easthampton and the Town of Southampton
Grant funded part-time position
Wage Range $21.30 - $26.98 per hour
19 Hours Per Week
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The City of Easthampton and the Town of Southampton seek a Shared Conservation Agent to serve their respective municipalities on a part-time basis. Easthampton is a small city of approximately 16,000 people governed by a mayor and city council, and neighboring Southampton is a small rural town of approximately 6,000 people governed by a Board of Selectmen. Both are located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts in close vicinity to the scenic Manhan River and Mt. Tom State Reservation, with convenient access to Interstate 91 and the Five College area. The Shared Conservation Agent will provide support, coordination, and professional management for the Conservation Commissions in Easthampton and Southampton in carrying out their respective mandates and missions to protect the community's natural resources. This is a joint, part-time position with 19 weekly hours divided between the City and Town (11 hours in Easthampton, 8 hours in Southampton). The qualified candidate will be contracted for employment with the City of Easthampton (the host municipality) and supervised in Easthampton by the City Planner and in Southampton by the chair of the Conservation Commission. This position is funded for state fiscal year 2018 through a grant made available by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Administration and Finance. Throughout the grant year, Easthampton and Southampton will seek to allocate local funding to sustain the shared cost for this position beyond the grant period, starting July 1, 2018.

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