Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035

Willie Woode,
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

Agricultural Water Quality Specialist/Conservation Specialist

The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) seeks an enthusiastic and organized team player to fill a vacant Agricultural Water Quality Specialist/Conservation Specialist (AWQS/CS) position which supports NVSWCD’s technical assistance programs by providing professional expertise to Fairfax County residents, environmental groups, state and local government agencies, and other entities in the areas of conservation of natural resources under Fairfax County’s Chesapeake Bay Preservation Program. The AWQS/CS will provide technical assistance and prepare conservation plans for agricultural operations within Fairfax County and be the go-to person for technical recommendations addressing issues related to agricultural land use problems. This position promotes the VA State Agricultural Best Management Practice Costshare Program, as well as supports the VA Agricultural Stewardship Act Program. The individual will work closely with Fairfax County’s Government Agencies, in reviewing and commenting on rezonings and other development related applications and provide technical expertise in other non-point source pollution related issues. This position will also support other NVSWCD programs such as our Annual Native Seedling Sale. Work environment will be in both field and office settings.  

For more information on this role, please see the full position description. Interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to Willie Woode, Executive Director, at by Saturday, November 12, 2022.


Internships with NVSWCD

There are no positions available at this time. 



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