Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

703-324-1460 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035
Willie Woode
Executive Director

Careers and Internships

NVSWCD staff

The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its boundaries are the same as those of Fairfax County, home to over one million people. Founded in 1945 by citizens concerned about conserving natural resources, NVSWCD is now one of 47 conservation districts in Virginia and approximately 3,000 nationwide. The agency is governed by a five-member Board of Directors who employ thirteen staff to carry out the organization's technical and educational programs. 

The agency's goal is to promote clean streams and protected natural resources. We achieve this through effective leadership, technical assistance and outreach programs in collaboration with government, industry, and the public. 

NVSWCD is not a regulatory agency. Instead, the agency provides conservation information, technical services, educational programs and volunteer opportunities to residents on many aspects of water quality, nonpoint source pollution and stream health. We also connect residents with environmental initiatives and opportunities through our Watershed Calendar and other online listserves. 

The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Its programs, activities and employment opportunities are available to all people regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, sex, age, military status, pregnancy/childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, political affiliation, gender identity and expression, and/or disability. 

Open Positions with NVSWCD

Urban Conservation Specialist 1 - Conservation Assistance Programs

The Urban Conservation Specialist I (UCS-I) CAP position supports the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) Conservation Assistance Programs (CAP). CAP is one of several NVSWCD programs which provides assistance to homeowners, schools, civic associations, and places of worship throughout Fairfax County.  The Conservation Assistance Programs (CAP) is an urban cost-share programs that provides financial and technical assistance to property owners who would like to manage stormwater on their property using environmentally friendly techniques and strategies including but not limited to conservation landscaping, rain gardens, dry wells, and impervious surface removal. CAP practices address erosion, runoff, and poor vegetation. The UCS-I will work directly with the other members of the NVSWCD staff. This position is supervised by NVSWCD’s Conservation Assistance Programs Coordinator and reports to NVSWCD’s Executive Director.

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, June 23rd, 2024.


Internships with NVSWCD

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