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Benton Soil and Water Conservation District  - Natural Resource Conservation Program Manager

Posted: 1/27/2021
Salary: Starting salary $58,000-$62,000 DOE
Location: Corvallis, OR

About the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD)

BSWCD is a Special District governed by a publicly elected Board of Directors and supported through a property tax levy, grants, and other local, state, federal, and private funds. District employees (6 FTEs) engage Benton County residents in the conservation and stewardship of natural resources by providing educational, technical, and/or financial assistance. Our annual budget is approximately $1.5 million dollars. We work collaboratively with a diverse array of knowledgeable and dedicated partner organizations, landowners, and volunteers to achieve our mission and meet the needs of our community.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ)

BSWCD is committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive, collaborative, and welcoming. Our Five-Year Strategic Plan includes a DEIJ Goal to apply an equity lens to our policies, practices, procedures, and programs. We are working to identify and remove barriers to access and provide opportunities for all members of our community to engage in and benefit from the conservation and stewardship of our natural resources. Our DEIJ journey is continually evolving as we learn and grow together as individual staff and board members, and as an organization.


General Position Summary

Managing the Natural Resource Conservation Program includes oversight in three areas: programmatic vision, day-to-day workflow/supervision of Conservation Program staff, and coordination of designated conservation programs.

Working with the Executive Director, the NRCPM sets and evaluates short- and long-term conservation goals and objectives that are consistent with the BSWCD mission. The NRCPM provides programmatic direction, support, resources, and supervision for 1-3 Conservation Program staff who manage various conservation programs. Day-to-day operational oversight includes ensuring work/deliverables are completed on time; reviewing staff workloads and providing guidance so work plans are reasonable and clearly prioritized; administering a Conservation Program budget; and collaborating with and responding to the needs of constituents, including watershed councils operating within Benton County.

Essential Functions (% are estimates to demonstrate general distribution of work and may be adjusted during annual reviews; may vary according to project deadlines, etc.)

  • Conservation Program Oversight (70%)
  • Supervise Conservation Program staff (20%)
  • Organizational Support (10%)

Interested in Applying? View the full position description here.


Applications should be received by 4 PM on Tuesday, February 15, 2021. Submit all application materials requested. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Faxes will not be accepted.


Submit all application materials below in hardcopy or electronic form:

  • BSWCD job application form or obtain a paper copy by contacting Linda Lovett, Operations Manager ( or 541-231-2615).
  • Cover letter describing your qualifications for and interest in the Natural Resource Conservation Program Manager position. Please explain how you personally connect with the BSWCD mission, and the skills you would use to be successful in this job.
  • Resume (include your email address and phone number in the header).
  • At least two writing samples that demonstrate your professional writing style relevant to the Natural Resource Conservation Program Manager position.
  • Three professional references, at least one of which is a past supervisor.

Send electronic submissions to: with the subject heading Natural Resource Conservation Program Manager ApplicationAttach all application materials as a single PDF. Please do not include attachments in the body of your email.

Mail hard copy application materials to:

Attn: Linda Lovett, Operations Manager
Benton Soil and Water Conservation District
456 SW Monroe Avenue; Suite 110
Corvallis, Oregon 97333

Finalists will be contacted for an interview. We will notify all qualified applicants when a decision has been made. Thank you for your interest in this position and for taking your valuable time to apply for a job with Benton Soil and Water Conservation District!

View the full position description here.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD) is an equal opportunity employer. BSWCD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, marital status, parental status, or any other non-merit factor.

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2021 by 4pm.