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Hancock County
Soil & Water Conservation District

Employment Opportunities 

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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.

 

KEY SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

  • 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.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

  • Assess the 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.

  • Implement programs to meet the identified needs for conservation work within the District.

  • Develop and 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 the District.

  • Prepare an Annual Plan of Work for review by the District Board.

  • Represent the District as part of the Maine Association of Conservation Districts, including serving on boards and committees as requested.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Administer grant funds and coordinate grant projects and reports.

  • Maintain excellent relations and communications with partners as related to projects and issues.

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date files for all projects managed.

  • Maintain adequate records and prepare reports for submission.

  • Coordinate 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.

FINANCE

  • Prepare a proposed yearly budget.

  • Identify and secure sources of operating funds for the District.

  • Maintain 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.

 

 

 

 

All programs and services of the Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory bases without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.  Persons who require alternative means of communication of program information should contact USDA’s Target Center at (207) 720-2600.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W Whitten Bldg. 14th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410, or call (292) 720-5964.