Environmental Compliance Officer
Iowa Select Farms811 S Oak St, Iowa Falls, IA 50126 (641) 648-4479
Coordinate the activities of the Nutrient Management Department to ensure that accurate data is collected and maintained, management plans are filed in a timely manner; assure accurate information is provided to custom applicators to apply manure nutrients. Ultimately, the Environmental Compliance Officer must ensure that Iowa Select Farms is compliant with all state regulations regarding use, storage, transportation, and application of manure.
- Bachelor’s degree in an agriculture or science related field or significant experience is required.
- Excellent computer experience including Microsoft Office Suite, Internet based applications and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is a plus.
- If not Certified Crop Consultant (CCA) certified, this individual will be given a reasonable time to study and take certification test. CCA is not a requirement of the position but strongly encouraged
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- Coordinate the sampling and delivery of soils, manure or any resource requiring analysis.
- Represent Iowa Select Farms as a liaison with landowner, tenant and laboratory re: crop and nutrient management related information.
- Develop rate and application information and guidelines for field staff, landowner and/or tenant.
- Oversee the process of all application events from the site-specific application records, the maintaining of records in required format and the sending field reports to tenants or landowners.
- Constant maintaining of the digital Manure Management Plans (MMP) in an up-to-date status.
- Oversee the distribution of imagery with acreage, buffer strips, risk areas, field borders, etc. as part of the information provided to an applicator.
- Maintain the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and field application records according to regulatory requirements.
- Maintain current knowledge of Iowa State Extension, crop science and nutrient uptake recommendations.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of DNR (Confinement Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) rules that affect ISF practices.
- Ensure the Nutrient Management Team remains current with all nutrient regulations and application guideline changes.
- Utilize GIS to manage field boundaries by site, maintain accurate application records and soil samples information.
- Liaisons with field personnel on pivot management and application events to ensure the landowner or tenant receive maximum benefit from nutrients and lagoons are lowered to assure maximum capacity during the dormant months.
- Become familiar and then proficient with the P-index and RUSLE2 Soil Loss Equation