Jefferson Co. Conservation District
205 W. Patison St., Port Hadlock WA 98339
Phone 360-385-4105 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.jeffersoncd.org
Salary: $21 – $23/Hour DOE Deadline: October 15, 2013, 4:00 pm
Permanent, ¾ to Full-time with benefits
Jefferson Co. Conservation District announces a position opening for District Manager/Technician in their Port Hadlock, Washington office. This is a 3/4 to full-time position with benefits. The Manager/Technician administers District operations and provides technical assistance to landowners, community groups and agencies for voluntary, incentive based options that support working landscapes while protecting and enhancing our natural resources. The programs are geared towards landowners who reside within the boundaries of the Jefferson Co. Conservation District. The District Manager/Technician is responsible for overall management of the Conservation District, supervision of district employees and providing technical assistance to district clients. The District Manager/Technician assists the Board of Supervisors with the coordination, management and administration of conservation programs throughout the Jefferson Co. Conservation District.
A bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental planning/science, sustainable development, agriculture/forestry/agronomy, public administration/management/leadership, or any closely related field, and a minimum of three years of supervisory and program management experience is required. Additional qualifying experience may substitute year-for-year for the education requirement. The applicant must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple, diverse issues and a proven commitment to land stewardship on private lands. Candidates with proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Access, Publisher, etc.) and GIS are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a natural resources and agriculture background strongly preferred.
§ Assist the Board of Supervisors with the coordination, management and administration of conservation programs throughout the Jefferson Co. Conservation District
§ Develop and maintain strong working relationships with landowners, other districts and local, state, tribal and federal agencies, and elected officials.
§ Coordinate and provide technical assistance to District clients.
§ Represent the Board, as directed, at local and regional meetings that may affect the Board and/or District programs.
§ Coordinate monthly Board meetings (including proper recording of official meeting minutes) and keep the Board informed of actions taken, trends in conservation and issues of interest to the Board.
§ Serve as liaison for the Board of Supervisors and coordinate closely with the Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD), the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
§ Continue to develop and maintain the District’s Operational Policy & Procedures Manual with input from staff and approval by the Board.
The measure of success is the proactive delivery of services to private landowners and the general public in a professional, efficient and productive manner leading to the conservation of local natural resources consistent with the mission and goals of the District. The successful candidate must be able to work productively with a diverse community of landowners including farmers, forest landowners, community organizations, tribes, and government agencies. The position reports directly to the Board of Supervisors. A full job description is available from the District website http://www.jeffersoncd.org .
To apply for this position:
Applicants must provide a cover letter, completed application form (available from the conservation district office or website), a resume, and three professional references. Applications must be received at the Jefferson Co. Conservation District office on or before 4:00 pm, October 15, 2013, in hard copy and/or electronic format.
For more information contact the District office at 360-385-4105..
An application can be downloaded from the website http://www.jeffersoncd.org or picked up at the District office.
Please submit the packet to:
Jefferson Co. Conservation District
205 W. Patison St.
Port Hadlock WA 98339
Or via email to email@example.com
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