Employment

The Association regularly posts job announcements for local SWCDs as requested. Districts handle their own hiring and all personnel. Check back often for updates. 

Conservation Technician (Full Time)

The Chowan Basin Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a Conservation Technician.  This full-time position will provide technical and educational assistance to clients in the implementation of the Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices cost-share program.  Primary duties include conservation planning, technical field work, and providing technical assistance for installation of conservation practices, preparing, and evaluating cost share applications, computer application and reporting to Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation; serving as technical advisor for the District, representing the District on technical committees and organizations as assigned.  Secondary responsibilities of the position include assisting with educational and public relations communications, materials, and projects to accomplish the District’s goals.

Educational background in soils, natural resources, environmental science preferred.  Will consider high school diploma/GED plus work experience and knowledge of agriculture. Successful candidate must possess excellent computer skills, ability to communicate effectively, be well organized and self-motivated.  Salary consideration will be given for experience, qualifications, and certifications; health, dental, retirement, and leave benefits are offered.  Candidate must have a valid driver’s license.  A background check is required.

Applicants must submit cover letter, resume and the VA State Application for Employment Form 10-012 to the Chowan Basin Soil & Water Conservation District Office, Attn: Personnel, 706 South Main Street, Emporia, VA 23847.   Completed applications must be received by 4:00 PM June 10, 2020

Chowan Basin 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.

 

District Operations Manager (Full-time)

 The Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for the position of District Operations Manager. This full-time position will provide financial administration to the District in implementing its programs.  Funds are being made available for this position through state grants from the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

The desirable candidate must be a high school graduate with extensive accounting experience (higher educational level preferred) and have a Virginia driver’s license.  Additional experience in business and clerical skills is required.  The ability to work with the public is necessary.  Starting Salary will be $40,000 – $50,000.  Higher salary is negotiable with desired experience.  Obtain an application and full job description from the District office, or from our website:  www.headwatersswcd.org.  The first-round applications with resume will be accepted through June 8 (by 4:00 PM – close of business); 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

 

Full Time Office Administrator – Monacan Soil and Water Conservation District

 The Monacan Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a full-time Office Administrator.  This position is the secretary, treasurer, payroll, and benefits administrator for District operations.  Primary duties include administrative and financial record keeping and reporting.  Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks.  Must have the ability to work independently and as a team member, manage multiple tasks simultaneously.  Bookkeeping and administrative experience along with a valid driver’s license required.  Employment subject to background checks.  Starting salary based on qualifications/experience ranging from $33,000 – $45,000 with retirement and health benefits.

Send a completed Commonwealth of VA (DPT Form 10-012) application, resume, and references to Monacan SWCD, PO Box 66 Goochland, VA 23063 or Keith Burgess, District Manager, at  Keith.Burgess@vaswcd.org.  This position is open until filled.

For a copy of the job description and more information contact Keith Burgess, District Manager, at 804-556-4936 or by email keith.burgess@vaswcd.org

 

Full Time Education Specialist- Clinch Valley SWCD

The Clinch Valley Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a full-time Education Specialist position.  This position will coordinate and promote the development of conservation education projects, programs, and activities by school and community groups and maintain a strong public relations effort for the District in Russell County VA. Additionally, this position will include administrative duties.  Applicant must be organized and possess excellent communication and technical/grant writing skills along with experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Facebook and Website design applications and the ability to work on many projects simultaneously. Applicant must at least have a Bachelor’s degree in education/ natural resources related field or equivalent experience as determined by the District.  Starting salary based on qualifications/experience ranging from $32,990 – $37,160 which includes an excellent benefit package. Six-month probationary period.

Send a Commonwealth of VA 10-012 application, resume, and references to Clinch Valley SWCD, 140 Highlands Drive Suite 4, Lebanon, VA 24266 by Friday, February 7, 2020 by 4:30 PM. Employment subject to back ground check.

For more information contact Siobhan Nishida, District Manager, at (276) 415-3526 or by email siobhan.nishida@cvswcd.org.