Conservation Technician/Specialist

Tazewell Soil and Water Conservation District   Tazewell, VA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on June 17, 2024

Tazewell Soil and Water Conservation District
Conservation Technician/Specialist

The Tazewell Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is looking for an individual to fill the position of the District Conservation Technician/Specialist. The Conservation Technician/Specialist's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administering the Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost Share Program; assisting with outreach programs; managing current and future grants; and grant writing. Duties include, but are not limited to, administering the Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost-Share Program; informing land users of available cost-share programs, both state and federal; assisting land users in application and maintenance of conservation practices by giving technical assistance; determining the need and feasibility of conservation practices; assisting in carrying out the information and education programs of the District; attending and participating in SWCD meetings as necessary; completing a monthly activities report; scheduling and conducting a continuing program of maintenance and follow up of applied BMP practices to ensure compliance with the Virginia BMP Cost-Share Program; overseeing, maintaining, and promoting the TSWCD equipment rental program; and willingness to pursue additional funding opportunities.

The applicant must have knowledge of agricultural and environmental stewardship, layout and design of best management conservation practices, practice installation and supervision of construction, and the AGBMP Tracking program. Applicants must have advanced computer skills and must be able to communicate both orally and in writing. Applicants will be required to earn all SWCD-related certifications. Applicants must obtain the conservation planner certification within two years.

This is a full-time position. Designation of title and salary will be based on qualifications and experience. The salary range is $35,000.00-$45,000.00. The Tazewell SWCD offers an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, as well as participation in VRS retirement. A valid driver's license and a background check are 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, July 5, 2024

Tazewell SWCD job opportunities are available to all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or political affiliation. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.