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

The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) is now hiring for an Urban Conservation Engineer/Urban Conservation Specialist.

The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) seeks an enthusiastic and organized team player to serve as a technical specialist in engineering-related matters to address conservation challenges in Fairfax County.  The Urban Conservation Engineer/Urban Conservation Specialist III advises, participates in, or leads projects on erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, natural resource stabilization, protection, and restoration, and innovations in better site design and stormwater management. 

For the full position description, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/careers-and-internships.  Interested applicants should email their resume, with cover letter and references to Laura Grape, Executive Director with NVSWCD at laura.grape@fairfaxcounty.gov by 5:00 PM, Friday, October 16, 2020.

The Shenandoah Valley SWCD is now hiring for an Animal Waste Conservation Planner

The Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District (SVSWCD) has an opening for a full-time Animal Waste Conservation Planner.  The Conservation Planner is responsible for performing a wide range of technical and administrative duties that pertain to the implementation of the Sustainable Chesapeake Working with Small Animal Feeding Operations Project.  The position will focus on the development of comprehensive conservation plans and providing technical assistance for land and water restoration projects on livestock operations.  In addition, duties will include assisting with the implementation of conservation plans and associated conservation practices.  This position is a temporary grant-funded position that is currently funded through 6/30/2022, with the possibility of a one-year extension.

Applicants must have a degree in soil conservation or a related agricultural or natural resource discipline. Or applicants must have a combination of education and/or experience in the field of soil conservation, natural resource management, agriculture, or related discipline. Applicants must also have experience dealing with animal waste nutrient management planning and implementation, waste management evaluation and planning and understanding of basic agronomic principles.

Requirements for the position include: proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel, the ability to work independently and in a team environment, multitask, prioritize, be a self-starter, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. The ideal applicant will also have knowledge of non-point source pollution control activities, agricultural operations, soil and water conservation issues, and agricultural best management practices.  Employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a federal background check.  Hiring range: $40,000-$55,000 commensurate with experience and abilities.  Excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement, as well as paid leave.

A detailed job description and application can be obtained at www.svswcd.org, or at the SVSWCD office.  Submit an SVSWCD Application of Employment (available on the SVSWCD website: https://svswcd.org/jobs/) official college transcript & resume to 1934 Deyerle Avenue, Suite B, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or via the jobs page on the SVSWCD website.  Review Begins October 5, 2020; Position is open until filled. For more information call: (540) 534-3049.  SVSWCD is an EOE.

Tri-County/City SWCD is now hiring for an Agricultural Conservation Specialist.

Permanent, full-time, salaried position. Provides technical services related to soil and water conservation in King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Fredericksburg under the supervision of the District Manager. A college degree in natural resources/conservation field is desirable as is a background in agriculture. Will consider related experience in lieu of degree. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Agricultural Conservation Planner certification must be completed within 18 months of hire. Applicant must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and be willing to provide own transportation on the job with mileage reimbursement. Responsible for agricultural conservation planning using current best management practices of DCR and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Responsible for implementing the Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-Share Program and Tax Credit Programs in all aspects (administrative, financial, and technical).

Starting salary range: $35,000 – $39,520 plus excellent benefits package. See full job description for details.

To apply: Please visit the employment page on Tri-County/City’s website for details (https://tccswcd.org/?page_id=1215).

Equal opportunity employer.