The Urban Conservation Specialist I (UCS-I) provides technical and administrative support for the Local Stormwater Funding Assistance Program (LSFAP) – a partnership program between the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) and the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES).

LSFAP is a three-component partnership program consisting of:

  • The Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMAP), which provides grants for the installation of flood mitigation practices on private property;
  • The Private Stormwater Management Facility Maintenance Grant Program (PriSMM), which offers grants for the restoration, improvement, and repair of existing privately-maintained stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs); and
  • The Erosion and Sediment Control Funding Assistance Program (ESFAP), which reimburses landowners for stabilizing lengths of eroding stream banks within a private property.

Under the supervision of NVSWCD’s Soil Scientist, who serves as the staff coordinator of LSFAP, and the Executive Director (ED), the UCS-I will be involved in the implementation of all aspects of the three funding assistance programs. The UCS-I will promote the programs to potential applicants, answer questions, and offer technical consultations to help applicants determine the most effective types of flood mitigation (for FMAP), BMP maintenance (for PriSMM), or streambank stabilization (ESFAP) for their properties.

This is a full time (40 hour per week) salary position which offers health insurance, retirement plan and contribution, and leave benefits. The salary range for this position is $45,000-52,000 to be commensurate with the candidate’s knowledge and experience.

For more information on this position, please see the full position announcement. Interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to by Sunday, May 26th, 2024.