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KLA Environmental Services is currently looking for an experienced Agronomist at our Scott City, Kansas office location.  This position will play an integral role in the customer service and organizational strength of our company.

The agronomy division primarily works for individual livestock producers providing nutrient management planning services to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations governing the use of manure and wastewater as fertilizer for crop production. The ability to organize and manage multiple projects and clients is essential. Many producers are long term clients; therefore, building a trusting client-consultant relationship is very important and highly valued at KLAES.

Position Expectations:

  • Develop and implement Nutrient Management Plans. Necessary Skills:

    • Technical knowledge of soil and crop sciences and knowledge of regulatory requirements.

    • Ability to communicate technical and regulatory information to clients and advise them towards the best plan. Ability to communicate with state and federal regulatory staff.

    • Ability to help clients gather necessary data, create maps, complete P-Index assessments and RUSLE2 estimates, calculate waste application rates, and estimate waste production.

    • Ability to balance waste/nutrient production with available acres on a whole-farm basis.

    • Ability to track large amounts of data over multiple years.

    • Technical writing skills.

  • Sample soil and waste for laboratory analysis.

  • Assist clients with the completion and submission of regulatory reports and applications.

  • Complete quality control measures to ensure consistent high-quality work.

  • Provide agronomic technical support to the engineering and compliance divisions as needed.

  • Travel primarily in the western half of Kansas. Only occasional overnight trips required.

  • Occasional moderate physical labor including, but not limited to, operating a UTV and hand sampling tools, wading in lagoons, surveying, long days on your feet, etc.

  • Occasional work in adverse conditions including, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, windy and dusty conditions, and rain or snow events.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science, or another related field.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and regulatory agency staff.

  • General knowledge of agriculture, soils, and crop production.

  • Certification or licensing within specific field (e.g. CCA, CPSS, CPAg, etc.) is preferred.

 

For more information about this position, please contact:

Michelle Busch

Agronomist

mbusch@klaenviro.com