Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9AM-5PM M-F

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035

Laura Grape,
Executive Director

Careers and Internships

staff photoThe 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 nearly 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 seven 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 and our seasonal newsletter, Conservation Currents. 

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, sex, age, national origin, or political affiliation. 

Open Positions with NVSWCD

Urban Conservation Engineer/Urban Conservation Specialist III

Posted 9/29/2020

This is a re-advertisement. If you have previously submitted an application, you do not need to do so again. The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) seeks an enthusiastic and organized team player to serve as a technical specialist in engineering-related matters to address conservation challenges in Fairfax County. The Urban Conservation Engineer/Urban Conservation Specialist III advises, participates in, or leads projects on erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, natural resource stabilization, protection, and restoration, and innovations in better site design and stormwater management. View the full position description here. Interested applicants should email their resume, with cover letter and references to Laura Grape, Executive Director with NVSWCD at by 5:00 PM, Friday, October 16, 2020.

Internships with NVSWCD

Unfortunately, we do not have any positions open at this time. Thank you for your interest.

Check back for more information about our Spring 2021 Environmental Outreach Internship in November/December 2020.


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