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 Erosion and Sediment Control Resource Conservationist

October 9, 2019                     

The Chester Co. Conservation District is seeking qualified applicants for employment. The District is currently accepting applications for an Erosion and Sedimentation Control Resource Conservationist. This is a full-time County position with competitive benefits and compensation. The starting salary for the position is $45,824. The continuation of the position is based on year-to-year funding. The position requires a 40-hour workweek.

            The person chosen for this position is responsible for fulfilling the District’s obligations under the Chapter 102 Delegation Agreement with PADEP. The District has a very active and progressive Erosion & Sediment Control (E&SC) and Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) Program. There are approximately 600 active NPDES permitted construction sites and over half of the watersheds in the County are designated Special Protection Watersheds. The competent person selected for this position will have the ability to review E&SC and PCSM Plans, inspect permitted sites for compliance to Chapter 102, seek voluntary compliance resolutions for violations, and prepare documentation for enforcement proceedings if necessary. The position also has responsibilities for complaint investigation, NPDES program implementation, and environmental education. The applicant should have a working knowledge of E&SC and PCSM Best Management Practices (BMPs).

            The competent person filling this position will hold a Baccalaureate Degree with major course emphasis in Environmental Resource Management, Civil or Agricultural Engineering, Geography and Planning or other related natural sciences. The person must be computer literate and have 2 years related experience or the equivalent.

The position requires approximately 50% of the time be spent in the field in inclement weather and on rough terrain. Candidates should be self-starters and team players.

Apply online at www.chesco.org  under Job Opportunities or contact The County of Chester Human Resources Department at (610) 344-6280. 

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