Open Positions:

Education & Program Support Specialist – Deadline 3/23/2018 or until filled.

The Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District (LFSWCD), headquartered in Strasburg, VA, seeks a full-time Education & Program Support Specialist.  Qualifications include a degree in natural resources or agriculture, and knowledge or experience in communications.  Alternative degrees in education or communications with strong knowledge and experience in agriculture or natural resources will be considered. Responsibilities include conducting awareness and informational activities, such as workshops, articles, promoting conservation awareness among individuals, both adults and youth, local governments, and conservation and civic groups.  The incumbent will also maintain the LFSWCD website and maintain working relationships with local news media.  Other duties will include field work related to agricultural and urban Best Management Practice programs. Activities will be conducted in Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties and Winchester City.   Applicants must have knowledge of Microsoft programs, knowledge of GIS and Adobe programs preferred, be a self-starter and be willing to work in a team environment.  Applicants must have excellent communications and organizational skills. Experience writing and managing grants is preferred. Salary will be based on successful applicant’s education and experience.  Position includes a full benefits package. Valid Virginia driver’s license and background check will be required.   Work will require occasional use of employee’s own vehicle, with mileage reimbursed at State rate.  A job description is available upon request. Please send a resume with three references and a letter describing your interest in the position to:  LFSWCD, 722-B East Queen Street, Strasburg, VA  22657.   For further information, please call (540) 465-2424, ext. 5.

 The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications will be accepted through March 23, 2018 or until filled.

Conservation Specialist – Robert E. Lee SWCD-Deadline 3/2/2018

The Robert E Lee Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a full-time Ag BMP Conservation Specialist position. This position will provide assistance to farmers in the implementation of agricultural best management practices and will include evaluations of farm fields and practices based on soils, water quality and other program requirements.  A farm background is highly preferred. A bachelor’s degree in an agricultural/natural resources related field and/or equivalent experience is required. The applicant must have exceptional communication and computer skills, be knowledgeable in areas of land conservation and agriculture, conservation planning, surveying, map reading and GIS/ArcMap. Applicant must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and provide own transportation. Work related mileage will be reimbursed at the State rate. Salary will be based upon qualifications. Detailed job description and application for Employment Form (DPT Form 10-012) is available at the District Office or www.releeconservation.com. Send application and resume to Robert E. Lee SWCD, 7631-A Richmond Hwy., Appomattox, VA 24522 (phone 434-352-2819) by 4:30 p.m., March 2, 2018. References and background check required. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.


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