Resource Conservationist

Job Title:
Resource Conservationist
County Name:
Dauphin County
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Dauphin County Conservation District is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Resource Conservationist. The objective of the individual within this position is to administer the Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control (ESPC) and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program for the discharge of storm water associated with construction activities in accordance with the related delegation agreement with the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
The individual in this position is responsible for but not limited to performing the following essential functions: reviews ESPC plan and related NPDES permit applications in a fair and equitable manner to determine adequacy of content in accordance with program manual, checklists guidance documents and DEP training; completes ESPC plan technical reviews and NPDES administrative reviews in a timely manner that is in accordance with current program standards and requirements; keeps the program supervisor informed of project timelines that are not meeting standards and requirements; maintains all program-related files, charts and project documentation up-to-date and in an organized manner for timely retrieval of information.
He/she also performs the following essential duties: conducts site inspections where earth disturbance is occurring to meet permit requirements and as needed to verify that construction is proceeding in conformance with approved plans; and completes and distributes inspection reports for sites with severe or major violations within two (2) business days with attention to accuracy and detail as may be required for future enforcement actions; investigates field complaints within established program timelines; properly documents the findings of the investigation and to the extent practical moves the complaint toward resolution within either our program or another agency's requirements. 
He/she performs a few other critical essential key functions which include: developing and conducting a minimum of two (2) educational programs for contractors, consultants, developers or municipal officials to keep them current in applicable aspect of program administration; initiates enforcement actions when voluntary compliance efforts fail or blatant violation of environmental laws has occurred; always conducts all activities and actions in a professional manner for all key essential functions; and performs all other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education, Experience, and Training Requirements

Bachelor's degree in agronomy, engineering or related natural resource field or such practical experience as required to develop a technical knowledge of this work. Computer training and valid PA driver's license required. Experience in the preparation or reading of site plans and construction plans or the preparation of surveying documents is preferred.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Other Requirements

Attends meetings, training and in-services as required. Performs other job-related duties as required.

An excellent Dauphin County (County) paid benefit package is available to all full-time employees the month following 60 days of employment. The County pays 100% of the premium for the following:
  • Group Term Life Insurance
Premium shared between employee & the County:
  • Medical / Prescription Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
The following benefits begin immediately:
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Personal Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Nine Paid Holidays Per Year
  • Pension Plan
Posting Date:
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Expiration Date:
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Contact Name:
Jason Robert Norris
Contact Link:
Jason Robert Norris
2 South 2nd Street, 5th Floor