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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST (Taos Pueblo)

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST
TAOS PUEBLO CMS – Taos, NM 87571

SUMMARY OF JOB PURPOSE: Manages the Water Quality Program by conducting field surveys, research, analysis, and environmental impact reviews to established goals and objectives with applicable laws, regulations, ordinances and regulatory agencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect with the environment or the health of the population.
Conducts fieldwork in aquatic and riparian habitats throughout Taos Pueblo and surrounding area.
Collects chemical, physical, and biologic data as required by terms of Clean Water Act Cooperative Agreement, following strict Quality Assurance procedures.
Write grant applications and contract applications for the continued funding.
Provides technical assistance to other environmental staff, other departments, committees, groups and community members on programs and projects.
Keeps leadership and other departments informed of status of activities by attending meetings and submitting reports.
Coordinates information and education programs regarding the program to include promotional materials, newsletters, and educational special events; stays abreast of new and emerging technologies.
Conducts environmental monitoring; chemical, physical, and biologic.
Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry or related field and three years environmental field work conducting environmental impact reviews, or a combination of education and related work experience totaling seven (7) years or more.
Master’s Degree preferred.
Valid New Mexico driver’s license, meet and maintain auto insurance requirements.
Submit Application/Resume to:

Taos Pueblo CMS Human Resources Office

P.O Box 1846 1075 Veterans Hwy., Taos, NM 87571

Ph: 575-758-8626, ext 124 FAX: 575-758-7308

POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

The position requires successful drug screen and background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies. Native American Indian preference applies.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: Bachelor’s

Required experience: Environment work conducting environmental impact reviews: 3 years

Required license or certification: New Mexico Driver’s License

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NEW MEXICO PROGRAM MANAGER (FOODCORPS)

NEW MEXICO PROGRAM MANAGER: FOODCORPS

DATE POSTED October 05, 2017
LOCATION Albuquerque, NM
CATEGORY Nonprofit
JOB TYPE Full-Time

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
FoodCorps believes every school should be a healthy school and every child – regardless of race, place or class – deserves to be well nourished and ready to learn. In underserved communities across the country, our AmeriCorps leaders teach students about healthy food through hands-on lessons, partner with farmers and food service workers to create nutritious and delicious school meals, and collaborate with communities to insure a long-term culture of health. Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools.

JOB DESCRIPTION
What We’re Looking For:
FoodCorps is seeking a highly motivated individual to manage FoodCorps program implementation in New Mexico. Reporting to the Associate Director of Field Programs, this position is responsible for managing the recruitment, training and ongoing support to a cohort of approximately 8-12 AmeriCorps service members serving across urban, rural and Native communities in New Mexico. As FoodCorps’ sole and primary staff member in the state, this position will lead the program and liaise closely with the national program team. Through effective implementation of our Theory of Change and Healthy School Toolkit, the FoodCorps New Mexico Program Manager will ensure that the schools we serve will continue to make incremental progress improving their healthy school food environments, with the eventual goal of school-wide programmatic sustainability. Additionally, this position will be responsible for building relationships with current and potential schools and districts and other key stakeholders that shape school food environments through their work and decisions.
This full-time, remote position will be based in New Mexico. Both statewide and national travel will be required up to 20%.

Who You Are:
You are motivated to address one of the biggest societal issues of our time: childhood health. You possess and are able to deploy the diverse ­­skills of program delivery, relationship building, network management, and leadership development across a broad swath of projects and deliverables. You excel at translating national priorities to local contexts while also being adept at facilitating new program developments that meet the needs of communities served by FoodCorps. You are highly collaborative, with the ability to manage projects independently and remotely. You have a solid background in the theories and practices of FoodCorps’ three areas of service and are generally well informed regarding farm to school, school garden, nutrition education, healthy schools, and community organizing. You have experience managing teams and supporting new, pre-professional leaders. You are an effective communicator and are known for delivering high quality work products. You are flexible and able to function well within situations of high levels of ambiguity, and are adept at seeking and using feedback to shape your work. You have a commitment to diversity and inclusion with a desire to work for health equity and social and racial justice.

Primary Responsibilities:
In partnership with the state advisory committee and FoodCorps staff, further develop a statewide strategy for future scale and systems change for FoodCorps programming in New Mexico
Identify high need school districts that are ripe for partnership with FoodCorps
Identify, maintain, and establish partnerships with high quality service sites for member placement
Ensure FoodCorps’ financial health through collection and monitoring of school and/or service site partnership fees
Lead, manage and oversee FoodCorps New Mexico program
Ensure superior program quality and fidelity across service sites in partnership with national staff and existing FoodCorps networks
Oversee and help evaluate the implementation of program priorities like the Healthy School Toolkit, Sprout Scouts, and FoodCorps Lessons
Oversee program performance management and monitoring, including data collection, site observations, and AmeriCorps compliance
Lead recruitment, selection, and management of service sites, schools, and members
Provide high quality and appropriate coaching to service members and site supervisors through remote check-ins and in-person site visits
Develop and Implement In-State Trainings
Design and implement trainings for service members and site supervisors, including state orientation, site supervisor training, and other events.
Serve as key contact for FoodCorps’ partnership with AmeriCorps
Support national staff with AmeriCorps compliance reporting in New Mexico
Lead AmeriCorps site visits as requested
Embody a strong commitment to national service and supporting AmeriCorps members
Develop and sustain professional relationships with key stakeholders across New Mexico including a FoodCorps New Mexico advisory committee, school district leaders, principals, elected officials, school food service staff, peer organizations, and tribal leaders

Skills of the Ideal Candidate:
Demonstrated commitment to addressing race, class, gender, place and other social justice barriers
Minimum three years experience working in non-profit management in a related field, ideally in a school/education setting
Experience working with Native and indigenous populations, preferably in an educational setting, is highly desirable
Strong local knowledge of New Mexico networks for farm to school, child health, tribal communities, health equity, food security, and other related fields
Strong internal drive and ability to manage and deliver on projects independently
Entrepreneurial, with a creative drive to solve problems and identify and fill gaps
Learning oriented, with a desire to seek and use feedback to shape your work
Effective written and verbal communicator, comfortable communicating through phone, email, and video chat functions and speaking in front of large and small groups
Experience working with school and school district administrators and school personnel
Strong foundation in the unique needs of FoodCorps’ network of service members and site partners

COMPENSATION
this position is PAID: salaried, less than 50k

WORK VISA

This employer is willing to sponsor a work visa for international applicants

HOW TO APPLY

Online: http://foodcorps.hiringthing.com/

How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. To be considered, submit your résumé, cover letter and salary requirements through our hiring site at http://foodcorps.hiringthing.com/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with the intended start date in March 2018.
FoodCorps pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and geographic location, and offers generous vacation and medical benefits, 401(k) matching, professional development funds and a sabbatical policy. This position is a manager-level role with a salary range beginning at $40,000.
Native and indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law.
Applicants with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.

DEADLINE no deadline

REGENERATIVE RANCH/FARM APPRENTICES

REGENERATIVE RANCH/FARM APPRENTICES
QUIVIRA COALITION

DATE POSTED October 25, 2017
LOCATION rural locations in NM, MT, CA, CO
CATEGORY Agriculture
JOB TYPE Internship/Apprentice

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
The Quivira Coalition builds soil, biodiversity, and resilience on western working landscapes. We foster ecological, economic, and social health through education, innovation, and collaboration.
Our Land and Water program helps ranchers develop plans and management strategies for restoring and building resilience on slope wetlands, grasslands, and other working landscapes.
Our New Agrarian program helps to ensure that living and working knowledge of these practices, and the landscape itself, is stewarded into the future.
Our Education program, including our annual conference and open source publications, creates a space for our coalition to share ideas and resources, and for the general public to learn about the critical role working lands play in the health of our food systems, communities, and our planet.

The Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Program (NAP) partners with skilled ranchers and farmers to offer apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. Together, we create opportunities for full-immersion learning from expert practitioners. This program is designed to support the next generation of food producers and targets those with a sincere commitment to life at the intersection of conservation and regenerative agriculture. NAP mentors are dedicated stewards of the land; they practice regenerative methods of food or fiber production, provide excellent animal care, and are skilled and enthusiastic teachers.

JOB DESCRIPTION
In 2018, we are offering paid apprenticeship opportunities including:
San Juan Ranch (Saguache, CO): San Juan Ranch is a certified organic, grass-fed beef ranch operated by George Whitten and Julie Sullivan. The apprenticeship curriculum includes Holistic Management, low-stress animal husbandry, range health monitoring, planned grazing, herding, ranch infrastructure maintenance, soil health, and grass-fed finishing.
Round River Resource Management (Rush, CO): Round River Resource Management LLC is a land resource and livestock management company run by Louis Martin improving agricultural operations through the principles of Holistic Management in a sustainable manner and consistent with the goals of the resource owner. Round River manages holistic cattle grazing on large acreage in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the Colorado State land board.

Ranney Ranch (Corona, NM): The Ranney Ranch is a family owned cow-calf ranching operation that sits at 6200′ in the high mesa country of central New Mexico. Owner Nancy Ranney and manager Melvin Johnson will mentor the apprentice. The ranch sells young, range-finished beef direct to consumers who value how their food choices impact the environment.

Tooley’s Trees (Truchas, NM): Tooley’s Trees is a family-run, ten-acre tree nursery owned and operated by Gordon Tooley and Margaret Yancey. They grow drought tolerant fruit and conifer trees and shrubs in fabric root bags, on drip irrigation, using holistic growing practices for healthier plants and soils, higher water quality, and increased beneficial insects.

Cobblestone Ranch (Los Molinos, CA): The Cobblestone Ranch is a sheep operation based on private property and on federal wildlife refuge lands. Breanna Owens uses rotational grazing with the overall goal of maintaining and enhancing wildlife habitat and specific goals of reducing thatch, shrub and weed control, and stimulating new herbaceous growth.

Vilicus Farms (Havre, MT): Vilicus Farms is a first generation, nationally recognized organic, dryland crop farm. Anna and Doug grow a diverse array of heirloom and specialty grains, pulse, oilseed and broadleaf crops on 5600 acres, with advanced land stewardship at a scale that matters.

*More apprenticeship opportunities will be posted later this fall at quiviracoalition.org/apprenticeships*

Our mentors will be at the Quivira Conference, November 15-17 in Albuquerque, NM, and the free Career Connection job fair November 16 and welcome conversations with interested applicants.

APPRENTICESHIP EXPECTATIONS
New Agrarian Program apprentices do not always come from an agricultural background, but they are committed to regenerative land stewardship and sustainable practices. Our rancher and farmer mentors expect a lot of themselves and their apprentices. Entering agriculture is not easy and developing a vision for yourself and your operation is imperative to success.
These apprenticeships are full-time, intensive education & professional training opportunities, 50-60 hours a week, varying with the demands of season, weather, plant and animal needs. The New Agrarian Program seeks applicants with a sincere commitment to lives in regenerative agriculture, enough experience to know what it takes to work on the land, and an excellent work ethic. Applicants must be motivated self-starters, have the ability to work independently, be prepared to work long days outside in variable conditions; be solid problem solvers; and embrace diversity and teamwork. The selected applicants will be mature individuals, excited to engage in their own learning process.

COMPENSATION
Compensation includes a monthly stipend, housing, partial board, a Holistic Management International beginning rancher/farmer webinar ($1000 value), and registration, travel and lodging for the Quivira Coalition conference, orientation.

COMPENSATION
this position is PAID: stipend

HOW TO APPLY: https://quiviracoalition.org/newagrarian/apply/

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QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST

DATE POSTED November 07, 2017

LOCATION Albuquerque, NM

CATEGORY Agriculture / Business

JOB TYPE Full-Time

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
The Co-op is a friendly neighborhood store where the community can stop by for beautiful produce from farmers down the road, delicious lunches prepared by our expert deli chefs, beautiful gifts handmade by local artisans, and a wide selection of local and organic groceries including bulk foods, meats and cheeses, and natural body care.

The Co-op is a leader in the local foods movement! We support local farmers through the Foodshed Project. This initiative helps local farmers and producers get their products into more markets. Over 1,100 local products from 400 local producers make it to small community grocers, restaurants, and commercial kitchens as a result of the Co-op Distribution Center. We believe in the shared benefits of healthy food, sound environmental practices and a strong local economy with results that justify the resources used.

We know local, but we call it community. We serve our membership, but we also collaborate with farmers, local food and environment advocates, and educators to build community awareness about the links between food, health and the environment.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Overview: The Quality Assurance Specialist maintains all Quality Management Systems related to La Montañita’s Distribution Center (DC). This position also oversees La Montañita’s Group GAP program, which is a mechanism for local growers to secure Harmonized GAP food safety certification. These two functions will help to ensure La Montañita’s compliance with established laws, regulations, policies and procedures, as well as address risk management expectations from the marketplace.
Interactions

External: Regular contact with government regulators, auditors, farmers and other producers
Internal: Frequent contact with DC Director, Warehouse Manager, Value Chain Specialist and Enterprise Development Manager. Regular contact with staff at all levels.

Responsibilities (Quality Assurance)
Oversees the development, implementation, and adherence to the DC’s food safety plan, including the self-audit process; oversees the DC’s third party food safety audit
Reviews audit results with key personnel and provides support to correct deficient conditions
Works closely with La Montañita’s DC Director, Warehouse Manager, and Value Chain Specialist to achieve goals
Monitors and assists management with compliance with local, state and federal food safety and health standards; acts as the Co-op’s representative to government regulators and inspectors
Stays current on regulatory requirements for food safety and distribution center sanitation
Monitors all third party contractors for compliance with the DC’s food safety plan
Informs buyers about La Montañita’s quality assurance processes; responds to buyer requests and manages any supplier verification programs (if required by the distribution center’s customers)
Assists with investigations of food-related illness claims to determine and implement (if needed) corrective action; responsible for monitoring and auditing the DC’s recall program
Ensures grower compliance with the Co-op’s Quality Management System (QMS) through grower trainings and verification
Conducts a regular review and updates, as needed, the company’s QMS
Participates in pertinent staff meetings and professional development opportunities

Responsibilities (Group GAP Coordination)
Prepares La Montañita’s Group GAP QMS for external bench review and audit
Maintains QMS audit status
Coordinates farmer trainings and internal audits
Works closely with La Montañita’s Value Chain Specialist and Enterprise Development Manager, as well as external Group GAP partners and stakeholders
Ensures all trainers and internal auditors meet requirements for their own training

Requirements
Appropriate education/ work experience to demonstrate capacity to fulfill the requirements of the position
Must be able to stoop, bend, twist, and reach
Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
Must have dependable transportation, a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
Possesses (or can be trained to obtain) Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)certification
Knowledge of state food regulations, HACCP and food science
Ability to interface effectively with a wide variety of audiences to communicate concepts, systems, etc.
Ability to work effectively with diverse team members and partners and provide solutions to maintain compliance with regulations
Strong analytical skills for data interpretation and analysis
Well organized, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills
Additional KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)
Experience in retail, wholesale, compliance, public health or food safety preferred
Training with ISO 9001 or 2200 preferred
Continuous Process Improvement training preferred
Familiarity with wholesale distribution preferred

COMPENSATION
this position is PAID: hourly, varies DOE, $12.00 – $20.00

HOW TO APPLY
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