The Association also regularly posts job announcements for local SWCDs as requested. Districts handle their own hiring and all personnel. See below for positions currently open at our local SWCD offices. Check back often for updates.

Outreach & Education Coordinator

Three Rivers SWCD / Outreach & Education Coordinator

The Three Rivers Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a full-time Outreach & Education Coordinator to lead and develop natural resource and conservation education programs.  This position will coordinate and provide educational programming for students K-12, adult urban conservation education, and marketing/promotion of SWCD programs. 

Education or experience related to natural resources, education, conservation, or agriculture is preferred.  The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to interact with people of multiple age ranges and backgrounds. Salary will be based on experience.  For a full job description, please contact michelle.carter@trwcd.org  To apply:  send cover letter, resume, a completed VA Application for Employment (form 10-012) and references to:  Three Rivers SWCD, 772 Richmond Beach Road, Tappahannock, VA  22560 or email to michelle.carter@trswcd.org  Applications accepted until July 14, 2023.  Equal Opportunity Employer.  


The Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District headquartered in Strasburg in Shenandoah County, VA, is seeking a full-time Conservation Specialist. Responsibilities will include farmer contact, promotional efforts regarding Chesapeake Bay non-point nutrient reduction goals and the writing of contracts for the installation of related agricultural Best Management Practices. Applicants with a BS Degree in an agriculture or natural resources related field are preferred, but consideration will also be given to those with an Associate’s degree and equivalent agricultural experience. Work will be assigned within Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah and/or Warren Counties. Potential candidate must have knowledge of computers and Microsoft programs, be a self-starter and willing to work in a team environment. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Salary range is $38,000- 50,000, commensurate with knowledge and experience. Health, retirement and leave benefits provided. Work will require some use of employee’s own vehicle with work related mileage reimbursed at State rate. Valid Virginia driver’s license and vehicle liability insurance required.  Please send a resume with two references and a letter describing your interest in the position to: LFSWCD, 722-B East Queen Street, Strasburg, VA  22657, or email to sarah.fleming@lfswcd.org.

For further information, please call 540.465.2424, ext. 5.

 Priority will be given to applications received by July 14, 2023. The position is open until filled.

 The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thomas Jefferson SWCD / Agricultural Engineering Specialist

The Agricultural Engineering Specialist provides technical services related to soil and water conservation, within the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Nelson. A bachelor’s degree in agriculture, conservation, construction management, engineering, environmental science, natural resources, or equivalent education/work experience is required. At least two years of experience in a conservation, construction, or agriculture-related field is required. An agricultural background is desirable. Assist conservation specialists with the implementation of the Virginia Agricultural Cost-Share Program (VACS Program). Assist conservation specialists with the planning and layout of conservation practices by performing on-site inspections, staking projects, and meeting with contractors to review project designs and requirements.  Layout projects and components prior to construction. Prepare engineering design packets for structural projects. Complete necessary surveys, component designs, final project checkouts/inspections, and as-built documentation for project components. DCR or NRCS Engineering Job Approval Authority or equivalent is required. DCR or NRCS Conservation Planner Certification is desirable. Ability to utilize computer/technology application tasks – Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems and/or other mapping programs.

This full-time position is classified as exempt under the FLSA. Salary based on qualifications and experience. The TJSWCD benefits package includes fully paid individual employee health benefits, vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays.

Applicants should submit a completed application, resume, cover letter, and at least three current references to the TJSWCD Recruitment Team at agrecruitment [@] tjswcd.org.

Position is open until filled. For a full job description and TJSWCD application visit : https://www.tjswcd.org/job-postings/

Tazewell SWCD/ Operations Manager

The Tazewell Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is looking for an individual who is self-motivated and an energetic team player that will serve as the District Operations Manager/Technician. The Operations Manager/Technician responsibilities are to administer the policies of the SWCD Board and carry out daily functions of the SWCD. Duties include: preparing agenda for monthly board meetings, recording minutes, and records management. In addition, this position will provide conservation planning and technical assistance to Tazewell County citizens. This position will assist with outreach and education.

Applicant should have knowledge of computer basics, including Microsoft Office and basic accounting procedures. Applicant must have basic knowledge of agriculture and environmental stewardship. Applicant will be required to earn SWCD-related certifications.

The full-time position is classified as exempt under the FLSA. Salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include: Virginia Retirement System, health/dental insurance, and other fringe benefits. A Bachelor’s Degree or related experience is required. A valid Virginia Driver’s License and a background check is required. Drug testing may also be required.

To apply, please send a completed Virginia State Application and cover letter to:

Tazewell SWCD

Attn: Personnel Committee

202 Campbell Lane

Tazewell, VA 24651

Applications must be mailed to the address above. No applications will be accepted online or in-person.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2023, 4:00 P.M.