The Connecticut Council on Soil and Water Conservation (Council), an agency of the State of Connecticut, is seeking to fill the permanent, contract position of Executive Director. The primary role of the Executive Director is to provide leadership and management to carry out the mission, policies and goals of the Council in accordance with the statutory requirements and regulations of the Council and the five Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The Council is part of a nationwide network of State Conservation Agencies and under the guidance of the Council membership. Responsibilities include oversight and coordination of a wide range of administrative, programmatic and outreach/education activities. Click here for position details.
Application Process: Send cover letter and resume, to CCSWCED@GMAIL.COM. This announcement will remain open until position is filled.
Background on the Council
The Connecticut Council on Soil and Water Conservation is a state agency set up to provide guidance to the Commissioner of the Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection on all matters relating to soil and water conservation; and to provide oversight and assist with the coordination of the work of the five Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The Council consists of 9 members including 5 members from the conservation districts, CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection, CT Dept. of Agriculture, UConn Cooperation Extension, and an appointee of the Governor. Ex-officio non-voting members of the Council are USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA Farm Service Agency, CT Agricultural Experiment Station, Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station, and the CT Resource Conservation and Development Council.
The Council and Districts are part of a nationwide network of state and local entities established as a result of the dust bowl era. Our Council is our state soil and water committee (board, council, etc.) and as such is part of NASCA (the National Association of State Conservation Agencies).