Employment

Open Positions:

 

Conservation Specialist – Halifax SWCD – Application Reviews begin 2/1/2018

The Halifax Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking a full-time Conservation Specialist to work with landowners on natural resource and agriculture related issues.  Position qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, crop and soil science, natural resources, or a related field.  Experience in lieu of education will be considered. Anticipated hiring range is $35,000-$40,000 but, will be based on qualifications.  Benefits include enrollment in the Virginia Retirement System, employer provided health insurance, annual leave, and sick leave.  The applicant will be required to obtain all necessary conservation planning and engineering certifications within 18 months of hiring.  For a complete job description please contact Halifax SWCD at 434-476-7923 or view online at www.halifaxswcd.org.  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and three references.  Application reviews will begin February 1, 2018.

Conservation Specialist – Peanut SWCD – Application Deadline 2/2/2018

The Peanut Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking an energetic person to fill a Conservation Specialist position.  This person will provide assistance to farmers as they implement agricultural Best Management Practices.  Work will include evaluation of farm fields and practices based on soils, water quality and other program requirements.  Applicant will have effective communication and computer application skills.  A farm background is highly desirable.  Minimum requirements: a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in soils, natural resources, agriculture or related fields.  Salary and benefits based on qualifications/experience.  Forward completed VA State application to Peanut SWCD 203 Wimbledon Lane, Smithfield, VA 23430.  Closes: February 2, 2018.  For more information call 757-279-3277.


Program Support Technician – Southside SWCD – Application Deadline 1/12/18

The Southside Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking an energetic person to fill a full-time Program Support Technician position.  The successful applicant must have good organizational skills, good communication skills, have a valid driver’s license, have a clean driving record, pass a background check, be willing to work with both youth and adults and be willing to work in the office and out in the field.  A College degree is preferred.  Work includes assisting with duties on the watershed dams, educational programs and technical field work.  Salary with benefits is based on qualifications/experience. Forward a completed VA application to Southside SWCD, 250 LeGrande Ave., Suite F, Charlotte CH, VA 23923.  Southside SWCD is EOE.  Deadline to receive applications is COB 1/12/18.  For more information call 434-542-5405, ext 1.


Assistant Operations Manager (Full-time) – Headwaters SWCD – Screening Begins 1/12/18

The Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Operations Manager. Under the direction of the Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors, employees in this classification will perform intermediate clerical work in a variety of office tasks.  The employee will be supervised by the District Operations Manager.  Salary range $25,718 – $66,683.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

The candidate should have an Associate degree in a business-related field; previous clerical/accounting experience is desired.  The ability to work with the public is necessary.  A valid VA driver’s license is required.  Obtain an application from the District office, or from our website:  www.headwatersswcd.org.  The first-round applications with resume will be accepted through January 12, 2018; however, the position is open until filled.  Please return to: HEADWATERS SWCD, 70 Dick Huff Lane, Verona, VA  24482. (Located in the Augusta County Government Center complex) (540) 248-0148

Headwaters SWCD programs, activities and employment opportunities are available to all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or political affiliation. An Equal Opportunity Employer


Conservation Specialist (Full-time) – Headwaters SWCD – Screening Begins 1/12/18

The Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for the position of Conservation Specialist. This full-time position will provide technical assistance to the District in implementing the VA Agricultural Best Management Practice cost-share program.  Funds are being made available for this position through grants from the VA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation.  Salary range $32,500 – $74,000.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

The desirable candidate should have a BS degree in an agricultural/natural resources related field; additional experience in farming, agriculture or natural resources is desired.  The employee must have a valid VA driver’s license.  Mechanical aptitude and manual labor experience helpful.  The ability to work with the public is necessary.  Obtain an application from the District office, or from our website:  www.headwatersswcd.org.  The first-round applications with resume will be accepted through January 12, 2018; however, the position is open until filled.  Please return to: HEADWATERS SWCD, 70 Dick Huff Lane, Verona, VA  24482. (Located in the Augusta County Government Center complex) (540) 248-0148

Headwaters SWCD programs, activities and employment opportunities are available to all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or political affiliation. An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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SWCD staff please submit any employment opportunities to be shared to Kendall.Tyree@vaswcd.org for posting to this forum. Please include a job description, information on who to submit the application to and information on how long the position will be open for submission of applications.