The RCD of Monterey County seeks an individual skilled in agricultural sciences and water management to support our on-farm water and nutrient management assistance work with volunteer-cooperator farmers throughout Monterey County and southern Santa Clara County. This work is critical for supporting agriculture's efforts to steward water supplies and protect local water quality. This is an excellent professional development opportunity for anyone eager to strengthen skills that are increasingly in demand for farming companies wanting to remain competitive and sustainable while dealing with increasingly complex regulatory and market environments.

Candidates must meet all of the following requirements:

  • At least 1 year of full-time field experience working in soil science, irrigation water management, and crop production
  • At least 2 years of college level education in Agriculture or Engineering field
  • Experience with computers including MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Comfortable communicating in Spanish with irrigators
  • Be self-directed and have the ability to organize and prioritize their work
  • Own a reliable vehicle for field transportation, a clean driving record, and driver’s insurance

Duties will include:

  • Provide vegetable and berry growers with technical assistance
  • Soil and water sampling
  • Field irrigation evaluation

This position will require work under a variety of environmental conditions, including heat, standing and walking for prolonged periods of time, and performing physical labor. Candidates will need to have their own transportation and a clean driving record, but will be reimbursed for personal vehicle use.

This is a full-time position beginning in spring 2017 with full benefits and pay commensurate with experience. This position will work directly under the RCDMC Program Engineer. Please submit requests for more information or letters of interest and resumes to Ben Burgoa.

The RCD is an equal opportunity employer. More information about the RCD and our work is available on our website at