Employment Opportunities

 CONSERVATION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

PLEASE NOTE: Job Postings listed below are from various organizations throughout the nation. Please contact the entity listed within the job description for additional information.

 

 

 Executive Position – Association of IL Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Soil and water conservation is crucial to the state of Illinois. Clean water and healthy soil is necessary to agricultural production and vital to sustaining growth of communities across the state. According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS), Illinois had 72,000 farms as of February 2017. Illinois farmland covers nearly 27 million acres or about 75 per of the state’s total land area, according to the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s website. Equally, the state of Illinois has a very large urban population that depend on natural resources, clean water and healthy soils, to grow their communities. Clean water is important for drinking and recreation along with the protection of natural areas for wildlife, tourism and to build communities.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) were formed, across the nation, in response to the devastating 1930s Dust Bowl. This tragic natural disaster brought about ecological, economic and social devastation to hundreds of thousands of Americans because of farming without proper conservation techniques. Today there are more than 3,000 Soil and Water Conservation District across the nation. In Illinois alone, there are 97 Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Every county in Illinois has a Soil and Water Conservation District who provides tools for both urban and rural land owners to educate and provide technical assistance and funding for conservation practices for both urban and rural land.

AISWCD’s mission is to represent and empower the 97 Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Illinois.

Close Date:  September 29, 2017

Full Announcement: HERE