The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) are looking for two Source Water Community Facilitators! The DNR and CDI seek dynamic, self-motivated employees who can initiate community conversations and bring diverse groups to the table to discuss source water protection. Because source water can be impacted by land management, geology and other environmental factors, it would be a strength for the employee to have a background in agriculture, environmental science, landscape architecture, planning or a related field.
The Source Water Community Facilitators will work in a joint capacity with CDI and DNR to bring together key stakeholders to protect community source water (drinking water) in DNR Region 3 and Region 4. Each individual will complete a source water protection plan for 5-7 communities each year. Activities include researching and evaluating communities on the potential for engagement on a source water action plan. Meeting with key stakeholders in each community to design and implement a source water action plan. Facilitating site visits with landowners in the source water capture zones and evaluating the potential impact of best management practices. With the collaboration and approval of key community stakeholders, write a final report (Source Water Protection Phase 2 Plan) to be submitted to the City Council and DNR.
For more information about the job and how to apply, see the attached PDF.