Delaware County seeking to fill a vacancy for the Delaware County Conservation District

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Released: October 23, 2020

Delaware County is seeking to fill a vacancy for the Delaware County Conservation District.

The Delaware County Conservation District is a subdivision of State Government, but a service of County Government. The Conservation District and the Board were formed in 1970 in compliance with the Conservation District Law Act of 1945. The District is guided by a board of eight volunteer directors. A ninth director is a member of County Council. The District evaluates problems, implements programs, and advocates for effective solutions dealing with natural resource protection and conservation.

The board provides oversight for the administration of State delegated programs such as the NPDES Storm Water Construction Permitting Program, The Chapter 105 – Stream Obstruction and Encroachment General Permitting Program, and the Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Control Program. The Board also directs staff which serve as the Coordinators for the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS-4) Permit.

Candidates should be familiar with natural resource issues, policies, needs and programs relative to Delaware County, must meet the occupational requirements for the position (i.e. farmer director/public director) and must be capable of attending regular and special meetings of the board. Candidates' interests, activities or occupation may not present the potential for conflict of interest or ethical allegations as outlined by the State Ethics Commission, the State Conservation Commission, or Delaware County.

Directors are appointed by County Council from a list of nominations submitted by State-approved nominating organizations. The County will provide interested candidates’ resumes and letters of interest to one or more of these nominating organizations for consideration.

The term is for four years.

Please email a resume and letter of interest to County Clerk of Delaware County at DelcoBoards@co.delaware.pa.us by November 6, 2020.



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