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Dear List, 
Could you please post this position announcement that I have pasted and
attached.  I would encourage anyone interested to apply!
Thanks,
Jonathan Moscatello
Current Farm manager

	RURAL CALIFORNIA HOUSING CORPORATION

	3120 Freeboard Drive Suite 202,  West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 414-4000 fax (916) 414-4490.


JOB DESCRIPTION:         	  FARM MANAGER

Salary: $2,373-3,094 + benefits (steps 11-17)	Division: Rental
Operations
Status:  Full-time Exempt	Supervisor:  Sr. Resident Services
Manager
-Cherise Melton

OBJECTIVE: The Rural California Housing Corporation (RCHC) is a
nonprofit housing and community development organization.  The mission
of RCHC is to improve the living conditions of low-income people within
the service area of the organization.  RCHC has received a two year
grant for the Park Village Farm Project.  The purpose of this project is
to establish a self-sustaining farm that will promote food security and
create economic opportunities for low-income families living in Park
Village Apartments in Stockton, CA.  The Farm Manager will be
responsible for all operations of the farm and for training project
participants to manage the farm themselves.  This position is funded for
a maximum of two years (through Sept 2000), at which time the
participants will take over all operations.  The farm site is on 27
acres located near Lathrop just south of Stockton.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:   Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are
established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work
plan process.  The following are general responsibilities:

1. 	Manage operations of the farm 
2. 	Train participants on all aspects of farm operations, business
management and marketing so they can assume full responsibility for
running the farm within one year
3. 	Oversee the farm subscription (CSA) program
4. 	Implement farmers market sales for the farm
5. 	Collaborate with other partner organizations to provide a
support network and training opportunities for participants
6. 	Assist with the establishment of the business entity that will
own and operate the farm
7. 	Establish and oversee a record keeping system for the business
8. 	Help with the development of new sustainable agriculture
projects at RCHC.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

1. 		Three years experience working in agriculture,
preferably in managing a small farm
2. 		Ability to market produce and ability to make contacts
in the wholesale agriculture market
3. 		Ability to manage the operational and business aspects
of a small farm
4. 		Understanding of community food security and sustainable
agriculture preferred
5. 		Ability and willingness to teach others farm operations
6.	Ability to work effectively with the Southeast Asian community
7.	Ability to speak Cambodian preferred, but not necessary
8.	Sensitivity to the philosophy upon which the Park Village Farm
Project was developed
9.	Demonstrated ability to work independently
10.	Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet programs
11.	Valid California driver's license and ability to use personal
vehicle that can be used for business travel.


RURAL CALIFORNIA HOUSING CORPORATION 
IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

  <<FARM MANAGER JOB DESc.doc>> 

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