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.
- 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.
- Interest and background in conserving natural resources
- Communication Skills
- Other district officials
- State conservation agency
- Conservation organizations and agencies
- 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
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