Conservation Agent, Townsend Massachusetts - Storm Water Jobs

Conservation Agent

Date Posted
Employer Name
Town of Townsend
Sector Name
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level


The Town of Townsend has a vacancy for the position of Conservation Agent which performs professional and technical work in supporting the operations of the Conservation Commission. 

Responsibilities: the position works independently and under the policy direction of the Conservation Commission and the general direction of the Land Use Coordinator, reviewing all project applications, providing technical assistance relating to the Wetlands Protection Act, local wetlands bylaw and regulations requirements on all phases of construction in relation to public and private projects. The Agent also provides technical assistance in relation to land preservation and conservation activities. Incumbent also aids the Commission in research, enforcement, and working directly with constituents and other municipal/state/federal personnel. Also serves as Stormwater Agent and Permit granting Authority for Minor Projects under the Townsend NPDES Phase II Stormwater Regulations bylaw. 

Qualifications: should have working knowledge of botany, soils, hydrology, stormwater, and wildlife; ability to read, understand and interpret technical specifications and plans; ability to interpret wetlands laws and regulations; ability to organize time and work independently; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; and the ability to respond with tact and courtesy when dealing with the public. Requires night meetings a minimum of two nights per month and field inspections in all weather conditions, occasionally on weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license. 

Bachelor's degree in environmental science, conservation biology, or related field and three to five years of experience in wetlands management, land conservation, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Position is 20 hours/week with a salary range of $19.83 - $28.24/hr. 

Applications shall be submitted to Kelly Merrill, Executive Assistant to the Town Administrator, 272 Main St., Townsend, MA 01469 or by email  AA/EOE. Position Open until filled.

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