Watershed Manager Stream (East) via Indeed

West Virginia Conservation Agency

Romney, WV, US


Watershed Program Manager – East

Salary Range:

$40,722 – $56,596


Romney Field Office, Romney, WV

Submit Resume to:

WV Conservation Agency



Attn: Vacancies

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, WV 25305-0193

Announcement Closes:

August 4, 2020

FLSA Classification:


This position is exempt from WV Division of Personnel Rules (At will employee).

Nature of Work:

Responsible for working with conservation districts, local, state and federal agencies to implement the regional Operation, Maintenance, & Repair small watershed dam program, and in times of natural disasters and other storm events, the Emergency Watershed Protection Program. This position also coordinates the regional implementation of the WVCA’s small watershed program as it relates to stream restoration and stabilization efforts.

The Watershed Manager East is part of the WVCA’s management team and as such will be required to collaborate and coordinate with other WVCA program leads and staff. It also requires close coordination and cooperation with various state and federal agencies, Conservation Districts, local municipalities, county commissions, watershed groups and the public.

Works to develop and implement construction designs and estimates, the procurement of necessary operating permits, and quality control assurance. The Watershed Manager assists in legislative and citizen correspondence for the assigned area. Will supervise professional, technical, paraprofessional or office support staff. Individual performs related work as required and other duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

This position involves the supervision of professional, technical and administrative employees.

This position is a mixture of fieldwork and working in an office environment and will require traversing rough terrain in inclement weather, participation in aerial flights, operation of small watercraft and the use of bio-security measures.

The Watershed Program Manager will operate in disaster areas such as flood with extensive travel and extended overnight stays required. Some out-of-state travel may also be required.

Examples of Work:

  • Leads the WVCA’s eastern watershed office and its small watershed dam operation and maintenance and its emergency watershed programs.
  • Plans, assigns, and coordinates the work of subordinates.
  • Assist watershed associations, state and federal agencies, conservation district supervisors and landowners to identify potential project sites.
  • Conduct field inspections to monitor contract activities, assess project progress and complete appropriate reporting.
  • Assist in conducting routine inspections of flood control structures.
  • Assist in Legislative site visits and prepare reports as requested.
  • Conduct negotiations and site visits with landowners.
  • Conduct pre-bid job showings.
  • Coordinate appropriate permits for proposed projects.
  • Coordinate with contractors and Conservation District crews performing work on small watershed dams, the emergency watershed program and other stream-related activities.
  • Assist staff and engineers to develop designs for assigned work.
  • Present findings of projects and proposed plans to state and local officials, and the public.
  • Provide project construction oversight.
  • Review plans and designs developed by engineering firms and staff.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide leadership; coach, train, supervise staff; and manage resources in order to carry out West Virginia Conservation Agency and Conservation District programs and accomplish targeted goals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency officials, employees, Conservation Districts and the general public.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work in situations where numerous, diverse demands are involved.
  • Ability to attend training and conferences in and out of state.
  • Ability to traverse rough terrain in the execution of fieldwork.
  • Ability to work as a team player with other federal, state, local partners, watershed associations, and landowners.
  • Ability to interpret design blueprints and as-built drawings.
  • Ability to perform the work of subordinates during staff shortages.
  • Knowledge of basic surveying and GPS.
  • Knowledge of data collection, design, and implementation of natural stream restoration projects.
  • Knowledge of office procedures, practices, and office equipment.
  • Knowledge of state, federal environmental, natural resources laws, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of stream corridor structure, scale, and functions; hydrologic and hydraulic processes; geomorphic, chemical and biological processes.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of various phases of natural resources planning.
  • Skill in drawing final conclusions and in justifying and documenting conclusions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a preference in engineering, resource management, environmental sciences, or related field.
Experience: Five (5) years full-time paid experience in the area of assignment. One (1) year of supervisory experience preferred.
Education Substitution: Associate degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four (4) years of full-time paid experience in the area of assignment. The Education Substitution years of experience must be in addition to the required Experience.

Experience Substitution: None.

Additional Requirements:

  • Dependable transportation and valid driver’s license.
  • Physical ability to lift and maneuver 40 lbs.
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.
  • Pre-employment law enforcement background investigation.


Revised: 07-21-2020

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,722.00 – $56,596.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Insurance


  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday


  • supervisory: 1 year (Required)


  • Associate (Required)

Company’s website:

  • www.wvca.us

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19





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