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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County Seeking Executive Director

Application deadline is April 27, 2018.

The Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County (District) is a non-regulatory special district that helps people protect, conserve, and restore natural resources through technical assistance, information, and educational programs. The District works with a wide variety of partners, including farming and ranching operations, urban/rural landowners, local agencies and federal, state and local governments. District staff also works closely with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

The Executive Director (ED) leads a hardworking, professional staff that works under conditions of considerable independence. The ED is involved in many aspects of program planning, management and implementation. As such, the position requires a broad-based knowledge of natural resources, strong fund development skills, self-direction, strategic thinking, collaborative leadership and problem-solving. The ED is expected to build effective relationships with a large and varied group of agricultural, regulatory, environmental, and research communities, as well as with the public at large.

The ED must possess a strong desire to work with a wide variety of partners and community stakeholders including environmental, agricultural, government, philanthropic individuals and groups.
The ED is an at-will employee who reports to a seven-member Board of Directors (Board) and is responsible for delivering services as outlined by the Board. The ED is the chief administrative officer of the District and is responsible for managing business operations and serves as the public face of the District.

The ED is expected to carry out their duties within a forty-hour week, but work hours are flexible. Attendance is required at occasional evening and weekend activities, and some activities may be out of the district. The ED is a three-quarters to full-time position based on a Monday through Friday daytime schedule. Some job related travel is required and will be billed on a cost reimbursable basis. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

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