Employment Opportunities

Tractor Driver- Grass seeding SPRING 2022

We are hiring an experienced tractor driver for grass seeding work to take place from April-June, utilizing the district’s new 15ft grass seed drill. The driver will be responsible for seeding jobs of various sizes and completing all jobs according to grass seeding deadlines.
-Additional info: Applicants must have at least 3 years of experience driving tractor and pulling an implement. Grass seed drill experience is not necessary, but is a plus. Applicants should possess attention to detail, enjoy driving tractor, and the ability to work on their own and with customers.
-You’d be in charge of contacting producers who have seeding jobs and getting them on your schedule. You’d coordinate with the District Manager on seed orders and estimates, and maintain communication with clients you have scheduled for services. May also assist the Assistant District Manager with delivering contracts and collecting down payments before jobs are seeded.
-Hours of this job will have some flexibility, and the position is not expected to be steady full time work. This would be an excellent position for someone with experience that is comfortable with there not being work every week, every month of summer, meaning there will be breaks in work. Work days would not include weekend or evenings, unless timelines and weather call for it. This position might be shared by a couple of drivers if that is most appropriate based on applicant’s need for hours and flexibility and the needs of the district.

-Candidates must be able to work outdoors and lift 50 lbs, and has physical capability of bending or twisting to accomplish what is needed in the field. For example, once reaching the destination with the tractor and drill, the driver is in charge of lifting seed bags and pouring seed into the drill, vacuuming out the drill after use, and making necessary adjustments to the drill with hand tools. Knowing the limitations of equipment is important for this job. Would like a candidate that possesses good judgment and caution, heeding attention to safety of themselves and others, especially when seeding an occasional ditch, or driving down the highway with the tractor. Most jobs are field edges or small acres, and some larger tracts.
-Must be a US Citizen, have a valid driver’s license, meet requirements of a drug free work place. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position is opened until filled. Pay ranges from $18-$20/hr. Because this is a seasonal position, there are no benefits offered. Feel free to contact Jarod Matzke, assistant district manager, to discuss this opportunity (701) 284-7363. Open until filled. Updated on 12/14/21.

We are taking applications for the tree planting crew this spring and the summer interns. Please see the announcements below.

Tree Planting Crew positions in 2021:

Tree planting crew members ($13/hr)– UPDATE:  One position remains for the May planting crew

Duties include planting trees, pounding stakes, organizing tree orders, cleaning shop, and other assigned duties.

Work begins in May and carries into June. We are looking for help as soon as possible. Please contact Sarah directly if you are interested.  Text 701-520-1927 with any questions or call the office at 284-7363.

Additional info: Applicants should possess attention to detail, enjoyment of working outdoors, and the ability to work on a team.  Work is typically scheduled 8am-5pm with most weekends off, but this can change depending on weather. Earlier or later hours may be needed some days. Weather can account for either more or less than 40 hours per week. 

All candidates must be able to work outdoors and walk over rough terrain and be able to lift 30 lbs.  Must be a US Citizen, have a valid driver’s license, meet requirements of a drug free work place including drug testing. Review of applications will begin immediately and positions are opened until filled. Must be 16 years old to apply for tree planting crew. For more information, contact Sarah Johnston at 701-284-7363, or  walshcounty319@polarcomm.com. Our mailing address is Walsh Co. Three Rivers SCD, 13351 Hwy 17 W, Park River, N.D. 58270

Please download the application for this position:

Summer Technicians 2021: UPDATED: Position has been filled 4/18/21

If you enjoy working outside and have an interest in agronomy, soils, crop and weed sciences, or natural resources, please consider the Walsh County Soil Conservation District Summer Technician Position! We are passionate about conservation and are currently working on a portfolio of conservation concerns, including addressing soil erosion and harmful algal bloom issues. We will help you get experience working with farmers, which will give you a leg up against the competition on your next job application. We welcome you to join us in our watershed program and conduct outreach on the farm in collaboration with our partnering agencies. All of that will take place after we’ve worked as a team planting all of the trees in May/June and filled customer orders. Afterall, getting conservation implemented is a big part of what we do too!

Please apply by submitting your resume to the district office: Walsh County Soil Conservation Dist. 13351 Hwy 17 W, Park River, N.D. 58270. You may also submit your resume online to walshcounty319@polarcomm.com. Applicants are encouraged to contact Sarah Johnston at 701-284-7363 to express interest in the position. Resumes will be accepted until April 1st, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Work will begin in Mid-May (or sooner if you are available) and last until the beginning of August. The end date may be negotiable. The District may help assist in locating suitable housing if a candidate requires assistance. There will be one or two full time seasonal positions available in Summer 2021 in our office in Park River, N.D. Pay is $14/hr.

This opportunity may be used as an internship, and we will work with applicants who are looking to use this experience towards college credit. Please include an unofficial transcript of classes already taken. Please include information regarding your program of study and what you hope to learn in this position. Applicants other than college interns are also encouraged to apply. Training will be provided. This is a position that involves hard work with many rewards. We love our work and hope that you will love it too!

The technician(s) shall:
1.Assist with planting trees in May and June on tree planting crew. 2. Package customer tree orders and care for nursery stock in May and June. 3. Assist with sampling water in the district boat at Homme Dam. 4.Maintain personal contact with landowners and farmers as directed by the District Manager. 5.Learn and follow conservation program guidelines and specifications. 6.Assist the watershed technician and district manager with duties as assigned, including clerical and office related duties. 7.Assist with soil sampling and/or tree survival assessments.

8. Assist with other duties as assigned by the District Manager. The summer tech will receive a project to assist with after tree planting and fabric installation has been completed. The district has several initiatives that will allow this employee to gain experience in an area of the district they are interested in learning. For example, perhaps the technician has social media or writing capabilities to assist the district with it’s marketing and plan development. This is just one example and many more could be found within our district office.

Additional Details:
This position requires lifting up to 40 pounds and the ability to climb and balance on uneven surfaces and terrain, as well as the ability to work in a range of environmental conditions. Must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle and possess an excellent driving record. Must be able to meet the requirements of a drug free workplace, including pre-employment drug testing. Applicants must be 18 years or older. We will train you in on everything you need to know for this position. Just bring your energy and enthusiasm for hard work! Make a difference for the land and the people!

Typical schedule is M-F 7:30am – 5:30pm. Occassional overtime. Time off during planting season should be limited until planting is over. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Sarah Johnston at 701-284-7363.

Please apply directly for this position by following the directions provided above. We are friendly and look forward to having you call the office or drop us a line! See us on Facebook @walshthreeriversscd or check out our website at http://www.walshcounty1938.com

We are located at:
13351 Highway 17 West, Park River, North Dakota 58270.

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