We currently have two open positions:

Conservation/Dam Maintenance Technician

The Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District (SVSWCD) has an opening for a Conservation/Dam Maintenance Technician.  This employee is responsible for performing a wide range of administrative and technical duties that pertain to the implementation of the SVSWCD’s activities, services and programs. The Conservation/Dam Maintenance position will focus on the implementation of the Virginia Agricultural Cost Share Program and will require some outdoor work on agricultural operations. The Dam Maintenance portion of the position will be responsible for a wide range of administrative duties that pertain to the operation and maintenance of the SVSWCD’s eight dams.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and 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 in a fast paced environment, 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 federal and state background checks.  Hiring range: $34,000-$48,000 commensurate with experience and abilities. Benefits package includes health insurance, retirement, and paid leave.

To apply, submit an SVSWCD Employment Application and resume by 1:00pm on September 12, 2022 by email to linda.sauder@svswcd.org, or hard copy application packages should be mailed or delivered to:  Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District, 1934 Deyerle Avenue, Suite B, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.  For more information call: (540) 534-3049.  SVSWCD is an EOE.

Conservation/Dam Maintenance Technician Job Description

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Conservation Technician

The Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District (SVSWCD) has an opening for a Conservation Technician.  This employee is responsible for performing a wide range of administrative and technical duties that pertain to the implementation of the SVSWCD’s activities, services and programs. The Conservation Technician position will focus on the implementation of the Virginia Agricultural Cost Share Program and will require some outdoor work on agricultural operations.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and 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 in a fast paced environment, 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 federal and state background checks.  Hiring range: $34,000-$48,000 commensurate with experience and abilities. Benefits package includes health insurance, retirement, and paid leave.

To apply, submit an SVSWCD Employment Application and resume by 1:00pm on September 12, 2022 by email to linda.sauder@svswcd.org  or hard copy application packages should be mailed or delivered to:  Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District, 1934 Deyerle Avenue, Suite B, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.  For more information call: (540) 534-3049.  SVSWCD is an EOE.

Conservation Technician Job Description