Executive Director, Laramie Rivers Conservation District

Albany County, WY

Job Title: Executive Director

Organization: Laramie Rivers Conservation District

Type of Opportunity: Candidates should have a background in natural resource sciences and be well-suited to work within the agricultural community. Scientific literacy, communication, grant writing, and management skills are required. Preference is given to candidates with knowledge of soil and water conservation, including projects for agricultural producers, small-acreage owners, rural towns, and the urban community of Laramie. The Director will be responsible for supervising LRCD staff, preparing and administering an annual budget, and complying with federal, state, and local regulations. The Director reports to a publicly elected Board of Supervisors.

Duties:  The successful candidate must work productively with a diverse community of citizens, ag producers, organizations, and government agencies. Applicants must be able to multi-task on several concurrent projects, set priorities, and manage their time effectively. Along with routine responsibilities, the new Director will have the opportunity to develop innovative programs consistent with his or her understanding of the District’s mission and objectives. The position is full-time, salaried with comprehensive benefits.  The candidate must be willing to live in Albany County and pass a background check.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Required: B.S. degree plus three years comparable job experience in natural resource sciences.
  • Preferred: M.S. degree in a natural resource field plus one-year of management experience.

Skills:

  • Excellent communication, presentation, written, and interpersonal/conflict resolution skills.
  • Superior problem-solving skills.
  • Substantial experience with scientific fieldwork.
  • Minimum computer skills shall include word processing, spreadsheet, and publishing an presentation software.
  • Familiarity with the rural West’s natural and cultural resources.
  • Knowledge of soils.
  • Understand production agriculture and range management issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and diverse projects.
  • Ability to be flexible, patient, and resourceful with people and tasks.
  • Capacity to interact positively with a wide variety of people with disparate viewpoints, often in complex situations.
  • Familiarity with government natural resource regulations and grant programs.
  • Ability to work independently.

Equipment Used:

  • Personal computer
  • Electronic water quality monitoring devices
  • Surveying equipment, Global Positioning System
  • Vehicle (must have a valid driver’s license and shall obtain a Wyoming driver’s license within one-year of accepting the position)

Salary/pay: $58,000 – $65,000 

How to Apply: Please click here for how to apply and the full job description