The Colonial Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting applications for the position of Conservation Specialist I. This full-time employment position, being offered for a minimum of two years, will have the primary role of supporting and assisting senior staff with the implementation of the Virginia Agricultural Cost Share Program, and other agricultural conservation programs. The successful candidate will work closely with other staff members to carryout program deliverables in support of the Commonwealth’s Chesapeake Bay restoration goals.

Education and/or experience in agriculture, natural resources and/or environmental science preferred. Successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, have the ability to use a computer effectively, be well organized and self-motivated. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Benefits to include paid sick and annual leave, paid holidays, participation in the Virginia Retirement System, and employer paid healthcare coverage. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed VA State Application for Employment Form 10-012, to Tabea Zimmermann at  Completed applications must be received by October 15, 2022. A January 2, 2023 start date is anticipated.