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/EDUCATION SPECIALIST – Evergreen SWCD

The Evergreen Soil & Water Conservation District, located in Marion, VA, is seeking a full-time Conservation/Education Specialist.  Candidate should have knowledge of agricultural non-point source pollution issues.  Background in farming, biology, environmental studies, or related field desired.  Duties include but are not limited to administering the District’s Education Program, administering the District’s TMDL grant projects, administering the VA Ag. BMP Cost-Share Program, preparing & evaluating cost-share applications, computer application and reporting to the VA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation, providing technical assistance and etc.  Candidate must possess knowledge of soil and water conservation, have ability to communicate effectively, have abilities to coordinate programs and interpret policies and procedures, ability to perform computer applications, have general knowledge of agricultural operations, and have knowledge of and ability to use survey equipment, interpret soil surveys, aerial photographs, and topographic maps.  This position requires strong organization and communication skills.  Candidate must be self-motivated.

Health, dental, retirement and leave benefits will be provided.  Candidate must have a valid VA driver’s license and a background check is required.

An Associates Degree in agriculture, environmental studies or related field is preferred or a combination of education and equivalent experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Applicants must submit VA State Application for Employment – Form 10-012.  Completed applications must be received by 3:00 PM on July 10, 2020, at the Evergreen SWCD office, 340 North Main Street, Suite 102 Marion, VA  24354.  For information call (276) 706-3064.  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