Conservation Specialist – Three River SWCD

The Three Rivers Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking an individual to deliver agricultural soil and water quality programs within Essex, King William and King & Queen Counties.  Duties include the promotion of agricultural best management practices through a variety of soil and water quality programs; instruction to landowner/operators on nutrient management and soil erosion controls; field work to plan and/or provide cost share assistance; participation in conservation outreach and educational programs; assistance with district equipment rental; involvement in program committees and relevant training opportunities.

Prefer applicant to hold a B.S. degree in an agricultural, natural resources or a related field of study, or demonstrate a combination of education and experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree.  Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.  Computer experience a must.  Salary will be based on experience.  Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Retirement provided.  To apply: send cover letter, resume and two reference letters to:  Three Rivers Soil & Water Conservation District, 772 Richmond Beach Road, Tappahannock, VA 22560.  Applications accepted until May 3, 2019.   Equal Opportunity Employer.

Conservation Specialist- Clinch Valley SWCD

A Two-Year Full-Time Contract w/ Potential Full-Time Hiring/ Competitive Salary and Benefits Package


  • Manage the recruitment of Russell County producers for Ag. BMP cost-share and tax credit programs
  • Visualize, design, and manage the installation of conservation practices such as livestock watering systems and rotational grazing programs
  • Demonstrate leadership, knowledge, and confidence in providing technical assistance to balance animal stocking rates that match realistic expectations of soil outputs
  • Build a soil health education program consistent with the concepts of regenerative agriculture
  • Survey conservation projects using GPS, Total Station, and Auto-Level
  • Create maps using ArcGIS 10.3 and/our proprietary online mapping service
  • Enter data into Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) tracking program
  • Assist with necessary paperwork associated with the design and implementation of BMPs
  • Assist with record keeping and documentation
  • Assist with preparing for and conducting various District activities and programs
  • Assist with and complete other related tasks and projects as assigned


  • Good understanding of SWVA livestock operations
  • Knowledgeable about water quality concerns – especially in relation to non-point source pollution
  • Knowledgeable about the relationship of soil organic matter and its role in agriculture
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite/ AutoCAD and ArcGIS 10.3
  • Ability to work outdoors during adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships in a team environment
  • Ability to provide own transportation to office and other sites when necessary
  • Occasional overnight travel


  • Full benefits package includes health insurance, retirement, and state/federal holidays.

Starting Salary Range: $30,900 – $38,205.

Please send Cover Letter, Resume with References, and completed Virginia State Application for Employment Form 10-012 by Friday  Friday May 3rd, 2019 by 4:00pm to:

Clinch Valley Soil & Water Conservation District

(276) 415-3528


140 Highland Drive, Suite 4; Lebanon, VA, 24266

 Conservation Data Technician

The Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District (SVSWCD) has an opening for a full time Conservation Data Technician.  The position is responsible for performing a wide range of technical duties that pertain to the implementation of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Soil and Water Conservation (DCR-DSWC), activities, services and programs.  The position will focus on providing help-desk support to application users, data management and GIS support to agricultural nonpoint source programs at DCR-DSWC. This position will also assist in the development and use of geospatial data to support the implementation of all of the nonpoint source programs within the Division. The position will also maintain DCR-DSWC web content and assist with application training. This position will be based at the Department of Conservation and Recreation office in Staunton, VA.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license and proficient computer skills.  A B.S. in computer science, environmental science, planning, or information systems is preferred but sufficient experience may substitute for degree. Requirements for the position include considerable experience in providing application support, data management and implementing data QA/QC procedures.  Experience in Geographic Information Systems, using ESRI products, is desired but not required. The ideal applicant will also have knowledge and experience in areas of nonpoint source pollution control activities, hydrology, soils and water quality control, including Resource Management Planning, Conservation Planning, Nutrient Management Planning and/or Agricultural Best Management Practices.  Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a background check.  Hiring range: $45,000-$60,000 commensurate with experience and abilities and full benefits package.

A detailed job description and application is available at www.svswcd.org/jobs/, or at the SVSWCD office.  Interested applicants can apply online or can submit a SVSWCD Employment Application & resume by noon on April 29, 2019 to the SVSWCD office at, 1934 Deyerle Avenue, Suite B, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.  For more information call: (540) 433-2853 ext. 119. The SVSWCD is an EOE.

Office Administrator 

The Natural Bridge Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking a full time Office Administrator responsible for performing a wide range of administrative duties to assist with daily operational support of the district’s activities, services and programs. A position description is available upon request. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience. Full benefits package is available. The position is located in the USDA Lexington Service Center and is under the supervision of the conservation specialist and personnel committee. To apply: Submit completed Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment-Form DHRM Form 10-012 (Rev. 9/03), resume, and cover letter to: Natural Bridge SWCD, Search Committee, 40 Magnolia Square Way, Suite 5, Lexington, VA 24450. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., April 23, 2019. The position will be open until filled.

VACS Program Technician

The Colonial Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting applications for the position of VACS Program Technician. This full time employment position, being offered for a period of two years, will have the primary role of supporting the implementation of the Virginia Agricultural Cost Share Program. The successful candidate will work closely with other staff members to carryout program deliverables in support of the Commonwealth’s Chesapeake Bay restoration goals.  The District offers a competitive benefits package, which includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System and an employer paid health care plan.  Starting salary range is $28,000 – $35,000.

Education or experience in agriculture, natural resources and/or environmental science preferred. Successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, have the ability to use a computer effectively, be well organized and self-motivated.  Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Background check and drug screening may be required.

Applicants must submit cover letter and a completed VA State Application for Employment Form 10-012 to sheila.jaruseski@colonialswcd.net. Complete applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday May 3rd, 2019.

To learn more about the job opening, log on to www.colonialswcd.net.

Education Specialist (Part-time)

The Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District (LSWCD) is seeking a part-time Education Specialist to work 18 hours each week. The District office is located in Leesburg, VA. The successful candidate will assist in carrying out the Education objectives of the District. This includes educational outreach for K-12, focusing on environmental and conservation education.

Minimum education and experience requirements include: any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by college level courses in education or an environmental field.  Completion of Project WILD, WET, and LEARNING TREE is a plus, as is marketing experience. Requires the ability to work a flexible schedule that may include days, evening, or weekends.  Requires a valid driver’s license. Background check required.

Starting salary: $15-$18/hr. depending on education and experience. No benefits are offered with this position. For a complete job description, contact Suzanne Brown, District Operations Manager at suzie.brown@lswcd.org.

Candidates must submit an application packet that includes: 1) completed state application; 2) one page narrative summarizing their experience and 3) cover letter.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed State application. Applications that say “see resume”  and incomplete applications will not be considered.  State application and narrative form is available at: lswcd.org and must be mailed to: Loudoun SWCD, Attention: Suzanne Brown, District Operations Manager, 30 Catoctin Circle, SE, Suite 218; Leesburg, VA 20175.  Application packets must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

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.

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, Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Full Position Description is available online at:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/urban-conservation-position

The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Its programs, activities and employment opportunities are available to all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or political affiliation.

Full-time Environmental Education Director- Eastern Shore SWCD- Closing March 29th COB

The Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a full-time Environmental Education Director position.  This position will coordinate and promote the development of conservation education projects and activities by school and community groups and maintain a strong public relations effort for the District.  Applicant must possess excellent communication and technical/grant writing skills along with experience in several computer software 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 $38,000 – $40,000 which includes an excellent benefit package. Six-month probationary period.  More information can be found at http://www.esswcd.org . Send a VA State application and resume to Eastern Shore SWCD, 22545 Center Parkway, Accomac, VA 23301 by Friday, March 29, 2019. For more information contact Carmie Savage, District Manager, at (757) 302-4431 or by email carmie.savage@esswcd.org .