CONSERVATION DISTRICT OFFICIALS JOB DESCRIPTION

Conservation District officials serve on a multi-member board that establishes and implements programs to conserve soil, water, prime and unique farmland, rangeland, woodland, wildlife, energy and other resources on privately owned land in Rock Island County.

DUTIES

  • Identify local conservation needs and develop, implement, and evaluate programs to address them.
  • Educate and inform landowners and operators, general public, and local, state, and federal legislators on conservation issues and programs.
  • Supervise district volunteers and paid staff; coordinate with cooperating agency personnel
  • Budget district funds and report on activities to the public.
  • Direct the conservation district’s operations
  • Coordinate assistance and funding from district associations, private groups, federal, state, and local government.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest and background in conserving natural resources
  • Communication Skills

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Other district officials
  • State conservation agency
  • Conservation organizations and agencies

BENEFITS

  • Satisfaction in seeing conservation practices applies
  • Interaction with others interested in natural resources
  • Input into local, state, and federal conservation programs
  • Training through the state conservation agency

TIME REQUIRED

Serve a two year term beginning the first Monday in March following elections.

Attend 12 regularly scheduled board meetings, occassional special committee meetings, and events as needed