RCD of Santa Monica Mountains Opening for Defensible Space Coordinator

The RCD of the Santa Monica Mountains is looking for a Defensible Space Coordinator to manage a grant funded 3-year project which will synthesize the wide range of information available on how to prevent structure loss from wildfires. The focus will be on sustainable landscaping in wildfire areas within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA), providing a model for southern California. We will also incorporate information on the factors that contributed to structure losses in the Woolsey Fire. The objective is to provide engaging, relevant, reliable and actionable information that incentivizes and empowers homeowners to create defensible space around their homes to maximize structure survival and sustainable landscaping. The job will entail collecting information, overseeing creation of a web-based portal for information distribution, outreach to area homeowners and follow up to understand the barriers to implementation of recommendations.

Coachella Valley RCD is Looking for an Irrigation Specialist

The Coachella Valley Resource Conservation District is accepting applications for an Irrigation Specialist as a temporary employee. Funding for the position is provided through a contribution agreement between the CVRCD and USDA NRCS. The Irrigation Specialist will provide irrigation evaluations/audits to agricultural lands, golf courses, and residential related land uses, and assist the USDA NRCS with their conservation planning efforts on agricultural land. Starting hourly wage will range between $23-30, applications will be accepted until December 28.

Sonoma RCD Hiring Two Full-time Positions

Sonoma RCD is hiring for two positions! The Project Accountant position is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys complex accounting, financial analysis, and wants to work for a mission driven organization. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Program Accountant provides oversight of the accounts receivable function and works closely with fiscal and program staff to ensure sound financial management of awards, compliance with funding source guidelines, and effective delivery of the RCD’s programs.

The Project Manager position offers an exciting opportunity to apply technical, project management, and interpersonal skills to serve the communities and natural resources of Sonoma County. The Project Manager will work primarily in partnership with agricultural landowners to develop LandSmart conservation plans to address multiple resource goals such as water quality, soil heath, and climate-beneficial farming.

Both positions are open until filled; the first round of applications will be reviewed on November 30, 2018. Please see the pdf link for additional details.

RCD of Santa Cruz County is Hiring a Program Specialist

RCDSCC seeks a Program Specialist to join a dynamic team of conservation and agriculture professionals. The Program Specialist will work closely with partners to lead watershed coordination, development and implementation of stewardship in agriculture programs throughout Santa Cruz County and in the Pajaro Valley in particular. Example projects the Program Specialist will lead include coordination of the Community Water Dialogue (a landowner driven effort to reduce aquifer overdraft in the Pajaro Valley), projects to reduce sediment and pesticide loading from farms, and stormwater collection and infiltration projects. This work supports agriculture’s efforts to steward water supplies and protect water quality. The work environment is fast paced, collaborative, and creative. The position is open until filled.

Resource Conservation Districts and the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts are equal opportunity employers. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.