June 2016: Executive Director search opened
HCSWCD is seeking an independent, energetic, and experienced professional to
lead the District, now in its 53rd year providing local conservation leadership,
education, and services to residents, organizations, and municipalities
throughout Hancock County.
Executive Director oversees all District operations and projects, including
providing design and technical assistance for erosion control best-management
practices, grant writing and administration.
KEY SKILLS AND
Design and oversee construction of best management practices to reduce
erosion issues (especially on gravel roads and at residential sites).
Work with District partners to conduct stream surveys to create
preliminary designs for stream smart road crossings.
Possess knowledge of water quality issues including ocean acidification,
nutrient loading, dissolved oxygen, and transparency.
Conduct invasive aquatic plant identification.
needs for conservation work within the District and recommend actions and
programs to meet these needs, in cooperation with various federal, state and
local agencies and local stakeholders.
programs to meet the identified needs for conservation work within the
administer grant proposals as a means of funding for District Programs.
Keep abreast of
all federal, state, and local laws that affect the conservation work within
Prepare an Annual Plan of Work
for review by the District Board.
District as part of the Maine Association of Conservation Districts,
including serving on boards and committees as requested.
grant funds and coordinate grant projects and reports.
excellent relations and communications with partners as related to projects
accurate and up-to-date files for all projects managed.
adequate records and prepare reports for submission.
District involvement and assistance in a variety of programs and activities
with NRCS, US Fish and Wildlife Service, ME Department of Agriculture, ME
Department of Environmental Protection, and others.
proposed yearly budget.
secure sources of operating funds for the District.
financial accounts and records; accounts receivable, accounts payable, and
invoices; prepare various reports for submission.
The position offers excellent benefits. Salary will be based on experience.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. HCSWCD is an
equal opportunity employer.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Executive Director Search Committee
185 State Street, Suite B
Ellsworth, ME 04605