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Loudoun SWCD District Conservation Specialist Job Announcement

The Loudoun Soil & Water Conservation District has an opening for a full time Conservation Specialist. The Conservation Specialist is responsible for performing a wide range of technical duties that pertain to the implementation of cost-share programs, services, and outreach. The position will focus on providing support to the VA Agricultural Cost-share and Tax Credit Program. Additional activities include conservation planning, data entry, reporting, and outdoor fieldwork.

Education or equivalent experience in agriculture, natural resources, environmental science, or other relevant fields is required. Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license. Requirements for the position include proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel, the ability to work independently and in a team environment, multitask, prioritize, be a self-starter, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. The ideal applicant will also have knowledge of non-point source pollution control activities, agricultural operations, soil and water conservation issues, and agricultural best management practices. Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a federal background check.

Starting Salary: from $53,347.00; commensurate with experience and abilities. Excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement, as well as paid leave available for full time, 37.5 hr/wk position.  A detailed job description can be found here. Send a completed Commonwealth of VA (DPT Form 10-012) application, resume, and references to Loudoun SWCD, 30 Catoctin Circle, SE, Suite 218, Leesburg, VA 20175.  A fillable Commonwealth of VA application can be found at https://virginia-job-application.pdffiller.com/ .  The position is open until filled.

For more information, contact Jay Frankenfield, at 571.439.1147 or by email jay.frankenfield@lswcd.org.  LSWCD is an EOE.