Title: Conservation & Dam Technician
Start Date: 2016-09-26
Location: Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District
Job Description: The Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District (SVSWCD) is a self-governing public agency that is governed by an eight-member Board of Directors and covers the counties of Rockingham and Page, and the City of Harrisonburg. Under the direction of the SVSWCD Board of Directors and under the supervision of the District Manager, the District Conservation & Dam Technician will be responsible for performing a wide range of technical and administrative duties that pertain to the implementation of the SVSWCD’s activities, services and programs. The work of the SVSWCD focuses on water quality and quantity, soils, land-use and land development practices, innovative best management practices, agricultural best management practices, stream protection, research, analysis and implementation of special projects and demonstration projects, and education and outreach to a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including workshops and programs for professionals, agricultural producers, youth, and the general public. Responsibilities include regular contact with farmers, contractors, public officials, District Board members and the general public, requiring judgement and tact in all interactions. Assignments and some supervision are given by other members of the SVSWCD and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff. This position is a full time position with regular work hours of 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday and occasionally includes extended work hours, evening and weekend hours, and overnight travel for training and meetings. This position is considered exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The SVSWCD office environment is collaborative, supportive and flexible. The SVSWCD’s small staff is forward-thinking, innovative, motivated and dedicated. The position is considered a term position, for a period of one year, renewable on an annual basis. Due to the uncertain nature of dam maintenance and potential for emergencies associated with dams, the employee could be called on to check on dams at all hours and during inclement weather situations.
Click here for a detailed job description. or visit https://svswcd.org/jobs/. Submit a Virginia Application for Employment (DPT Form 10-012) & resume by noon August 12, 2016 to SVSWCD, 1934 Deyerle Avenue, Suite B, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. For more information call: (540) 433-2853 ext. 119, SVSWCD is an EOE.