Big Hollow Watershed Coordinator

The Des Moines County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is looking for an individual to work with producers to improve water quality in the Big Hollow Watershed.

Job Description

This position is supported through grant funding received by the Des Moines County Soil & Water Conservation District. Funding to support this position will be available effective from the date of hire until the grant agreement expiration date with the possibility of an extension.

The Des Moines County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is looking for an individual to work with producers to improve water quality in Big Hollow Watershed. The selected individual will work with producers, landowners, local, state and federal government agencies, private nonprofit organizations, and the public to educate and install conservation practices and systems to improve water quality.

Job Description:
This position is responsible for coordinating the administrative and technical functions necessary to accomplish agreed to items outlined in the EPA section 319 & Watershed Protection Fund grant received by the Des Moines County SWCD to address water quality issues in Big Hollow Watershed. The project will address areas of environmental concern which may include but are not limited to sedimentation, nutrients, pesticides, livestock, and other water quality issues in the districts.

Description of Work:

Preferred Qualifications:
BS degree in environmental sciences, water resources, planning, or a related natural resource management field (or 4 years’ experience in natural resources related field)

Work Schedule:
Normal working hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with one-half hour unpaid lunch. Occasionally the job may necessitate evening, weekends, and/or overnight meetings, functions, or training for which the Board reserves the right to flex and/or authorize comp time.

This job is performed under general supervision and administration by the Des Moines County Soil and Water Conservation District. Day-to-day guidance and work coordination will be performed by the respective NRCS District Conservationist in Des Moines County. The commissioners may grant performance-based pay raises in line with their salary schedule. Successful candidate will need to undergo a Federal background investigation and fingerprint check. Valid driver’s license required.

Position includes holiday pay, paid time off, and IPERS.

Holiday Pay: Holiday pay is limited to New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Paid Time Off: Paid time off will be earned at 6 hours per pay period. May be used to cover time off for any reason.

Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS): The employee and District contribute a set percentage of the employee's pre-tax pay to IPERS.

To Apply
Send a resume, letter of interest, and names and contact information for three references by May 3 to OR

Des Moines County Soil and Water Conservation District
3625 Flint Ridge Drive
Burlington, IA 52601

The letter of interest should address the applicant’s qualifications and ability to fulfill the duties of this job; in particular please note any experience with agriculture, planning, and writing skills.

This project is supported through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Federal Non-point Source Management Program (Section 319 of the Clean Water Act), Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Technical assistance is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The Des Moines County Soil & Water Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.

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