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Employer:  National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).
Categories:  Agriculture
Program/Project Mgmt.
Travel Required:  16-25%
Job Type:  Full Time
Preferred Degree:  Bachelors
Experience Required:  6-9 years
State/Province:  MT - Montana
City:  Butte
Salary:  $28,000 - $40,000
Job Description: 

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking a Western Livestock Specialist. NCAT is a private non-profit organization that works to foster and promote sustainable technologies and systems, especially for the benefit of economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. This is a great opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic individual to increase NCAT's visibility in western states. The Livestock Specialist must be experienced and skilled at building and developing relationships with small farmers and sustainable agriculture organizations. You must be prepared to promote NCAT's projects and services throughout the west. The position will be located at NCAT's headquarters in Butte, MT.

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Western Livestock Specialist

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

The position requires the equivalent of a BA/BS degree plus a minimum of 7 years of increasingly responsible professional experience. Experience in the practice and transfer of information on sustainable agriculture is required. Of particular importance would be an interest and knowledge in pasture and range management, animal health and production, regarding cattle, sheep, bison, and/or non-traditional livestock. Knowledge of appropriation water law as it pertains to irrigation.

The successful candidate will need to be well-organized and able to work independently as well as with others. You should be an excellent communicator with experience in writing and public speaking. You should have proven relationships working with individuals, universities, sustainable agriculture and non-profit organizations. You should be skilled at prioritizing work assignments and completing tasks in a timely manner. You should also be able to recognize development opportunities not only in sustainable agriculture but in all NCAT program areas. You must be willing to travel.

Salary and Benefits

$28,000 - $40,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include paid vacation and holidays, health, life and disability insurance, a cafeteria and 401(k) plan and a pleasant, professional working environment.

Application Process

This opportunity is open until filled. All persons interested in being considered for the positions must submit a cover letter highlighting their experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications, a current resume and a completed NCAT application form. Requests for an NCAT application form and inquires about the application process should be directed to Jerrid Burk. Incomplete applications or reference on the application to "see resume" will not be considered. Applicants can visit NCAT's home page for a gateway to web sites and projects developed by NCAT staff. Send or bring completed application materials to:

Jerrid Burk
NCAT Human Resource Specialist
P.O. Box 3838
Butte, MT 59702

NCAT values diversity and encourages minority and women applicants to apply. For additional information about NCAT please visit our home page.

It is NCAT's policy and organizational philosophy to ensure that all of our employment practices, including recruitment and hiring, are administered for all individuals without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or veterans status, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.


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