Agricultural Field Specialist (Agronomist) - Entry Level
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 
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Posted 11 days ago
Job Description
Description

Synagro partners with stakeholders to clean our water, protect our environment and serve our communities by generating worth from what others consider waste. We work to protect the health of our water, our Earth and those who depend on them now and in the future. Synagro takes pride in having zero layoffs during the pandemic and the business continues to thrive during difficult times.

What good is a job without great benefits to reward your hard work? Here are some highlights of what Synagro has to offer:

  • 15 days paid time off
  • 10 Holidays
  • Medical/Dental/Vision (within 30 days of hire)
  • Health Saving Account (HSA) with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • 401(k) with company match (fully vested upon hire)
  • Career growth and promotional opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement

JOB SUMMARY
Provide compliant, cost-effective land-base management and value-added environmental services which include (but not limited to): land sourcing and permitting; nutrient management planning (NMP) and mapping; technical support for operational compliance and product use; logistics and source destination management; regulatory monitoring and reporting.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Manage land-base inventory to meet operational requirements and provide strategic growth for the business
2. Prepare permit applications and NMP's as needed for sites. This may include, but is not limited to: Soil and bio-solids sampling, analytical interpretation and waste characterization, geo-mapping services, interpretation of soil, tax and topographical maps; and applicable regulations to determine land base acceptability and compliant product use
3. Facilitate compliance with all regulatory and permit conditions including frequent monitoring and reporting
4. Provide technical information and presentations to farmers, regulatory agencies, municipal clients and the general public as needed
5. Participate in professional and agricultural organizations as assigned
6. Develop and maintain strong relationships with current and future customers and regulators.
7. Serve as a brand advocate and ambassador in every interaction with clients and the public as well as trade show.
8. Perform work in a safe manner while recognizing safety hazards and improved processes/procedures.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
1. Knowledge of bio-solids and other residuals management practices and regulations
2. Knowledge of concepts, practices, procedures, methods and techniques used in agricultural and/or farming operations
3. Strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel including executive management and customers
4. Demonstrated strong interpersonal, problem solving and relationship building skills
5. Superior organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality
6. Technology Savvy
7. Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment
8. Ability to travel

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCES
1. Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or Environmental Science preferred
2. Minimum of 2 years' experience in Agricultural, Silvicultural or Environmental field with an Associate's degree
3. Capable of certifying in an agricultural science discipline
4. Valid driver's license
5. Safe driving record: No serious tickets or accidents in last 5 years or DWI/DUI in last 10 years

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Talking, Hearing, Seeing, Standing, Sitting, Walking, and Fingering
2. The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from weather
3. The worker is subject atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
4. The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to bio-solids
5. This position requires travel and overtime

AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

We thank all individuals for their interest in Synagro however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Qualifications

Education
Bachelors of Environmental and Earth Science (preferred)

Licenses & Certifications
Vaild Drivers License (required)

Skills
  • Building Relationships (required)
  • Verbal and Written Communication (required)
  • Interpersonal (required)
  • Microsoft (required)
  • Multitask (required)
  • Organized (required)
  • Problem Solving (required)
  • Ability to travel (required)




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    Job Summary
    Company
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Education
    Associate Degree
    Required Experience
    2 years
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