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Conservation Planner

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Conservation Planner in a field position based in Lancaster County, PA. This is a one-year term position. 


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first LEED platinum building.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit


Conservation planner provides technical assistance for agricultural restoration projects with direct interaction with landowners, agencies, and related project partners.  A majority of work is focused on project planning and design with related duties to advance CBF’s agricultural and stream restoration work.

Essential functions include:

1.Provide conservation planning and technical assistance for agricultural and stream restoration projects via various programs offered by CBF and partners – this task will be the primary duty of this position. 

2.Perform related tasks to advance CBF restoration efforts including outreach to farmers, technical assistance including evaluation of agricultural management systems, natural resources, conservation planning, design and project oversight.

3.Other duties as assigned


Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree or experience commensurate.  Background and experience in the fields of agronomy, forestry, and restoration is required. Proficiency in use of computers and applications relevant to conservation is expected, including ArcGIS and NRCS Toolkit.  Completed certification in NRCS Conservation Planning and experience designing, installing, and certifying agricultural conservation practices are required.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than October 15, 2014. The recruitment and interview process will be managed jointly by CBF and NRCS.

Human Resources/FY15-14-PACP-LAN

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan.  The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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