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Field Representative (Fauquier County)

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The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has

proudly promoted and protected the natural resources, rural economy, history and beauty of the

Virginia Piedmont since 1972. PEC empowers residents to protect what makes the Piedmont a

wonderful place, and works with citizens to conserve land, protect air and water quality,

celebrate historic resources, build smart transportation networks, promote sustainable energy

choices, restore wildlife habitat and improve people’s access to nature (learn more about PEC).


The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is seeking to hire a Field Representative to work

with landowners, land managers, and federal, state and local agencies to further PEC’s land

conservation priorities and land use policy activities in PEC’s nine county service area (learn

more about the nine counties). The geographic focus of the position will predominantly be

working in Fauquier County. The Field Representative will work to advance the following goals:

● Executing and/or facilitating conservation real estate transactions that will further PEC’s

goal of conserving 1 million acres in the PEC region. These transactions include, but

are not limited to, donation of conservation easements by landowners, purchase of

conservation easements by PEC, fee simple acquisitions of land, and conveyance of

conservation lands to public conservation agencies and/or private conservation buyers.

● Creating and sustaining a network of informed residents, donors, policy makers, partner

organizations, and others that are ready to advocate for policies and actions that support

land conservation, resource protection, and enhanced public access to nature.

● Ensuring that PEC’s work embodies best practices identified by the Land Trust Alliance’s

Standards and Practices, particularly in regard to the stewardship of land owned and

conservation easements held by PEC.

● Increasing positive awareness of PEC and building support for PEC programs.

Areas of Responsibility

The Field Representative will be responsible for executing a diverse portfolio of land

conservation, natural resource restoration, land use policy, and civic engagement efforts that

further PEC’s mission. Examples of activities include:

● Developing and implementing land protection strategies through (1) identification of key

at-risk properties, landscapes, and resources; (2) outreach and education to landowners,

farmers, and professional advisers on conservation tools such as voluntary conservation

easement donations, Purchase of Development Rights programs, and other

conservation programs; and (3) coordination with other private partners and public

agencies (such as the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Virginia Outdoors

Foundation, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the Virginia Department of

Forestry, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the USDA National

Resources Conservation Service) to further conservation in the Piedmont.

● Executing and/or facilitating implementation of a suite of natural resource conservation

practices that enhance wildlife habitat, restore water quality, and/or improve agricultural

productivity on public and private lands in the Piedmont.

● Serving as part of the PEC’s stewardship team, responsible for ensuring appropriate

monitoring and stewardship of PEC’s conservation easement and fee land portfolio.

● Serving a key staff role supporting land conservation funding sources available to PEC,

including the Bull Run Mountain Conservation Fund, the James Rowley Goose Creek

Conservation Fund, and the Julian Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund.

● Initiating, leading, or participating in local community based conservation planning and

policy efforts, such as historic preservation, water quality improvement, habitat

restoration, and/or agricultural land management demonstration projects.

● Teaming with other PEC staff to respond appropriately to major land use, conservation,

and transportation threats in the region.

● Working directly with citizens and allied organizations to organize the public around

campaigns, policies and outcomes supportive of the PEC mission, including adoption of

language in the counties’ comprehensive plans and support or opposition to specific land

use threats and opportunities.

● Regularly updating PEC Board members, other PEC staff, and members of local

advisory committees on land use, conservation, and transportation issues affecting the

communities served by the Field Representative.

● Collaborating with PEC communications and development staff to secure appropriate

funding and highlight the benefits of PEC’s work in the region.

The Field Representative reports to PEC’s Director of Conservation, but will also work closely

with other field representatives, departments within PEC, and members of the PEC Board of


This position will be based at PEC’s headquarters office in Warrenton, VA.


● Bachelor’s degree required. 3-5 years work experience or Graduate degree in

agriculture, forestry, natural resources, planning, law or a related field preferred.

● A working knowledge of conservation policies, conservation easements, and real estate

transactions, etc.

● Familiarity with conservation grant programs, such as NRCS Agricultural Land

Easement program, the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation grant program, the

Virginia Agricultural Cost Share program, and/or funding opportunities available through

the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

● Demonstrated strong communication skills, both written and oral, including ability to

write, edit, and proofread written materials for use in communicating public policy and

conservation opportunities to the PEC Board of Directors, PEC staff, PEC members, and

the public at large.

● Ability to organize, coordinate and manage diverse activities and deadlines.

● Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with a diverse constituency

including elected officials, non-profit representatives, neighborhood associations, and

individual citizens with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.

● Experience working with rural landowners and the farming community is preferred.

● Experience working with local residents and/or community organizations, particularly in

leading public outreach and/or education campaigns.

● A working knowledge of local land use planning and zoning in Virginia is preferred.

● Knowledge and experience with Google Suite and Microsoft Office productivity software.

Familiarity with ArcMap a plus.

● Requires minimal supervision.

● Willing to work some weekends and evenings.

● Valid driver’s and reliable transportation required.

● Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.


The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has

proudly promoted and protected the natural resources, rural economy, history and beauty of the

Virginia Piedmont since 1972. PEC empowers…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
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    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
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    1 de setembro de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
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    12 de agosto de 2022
  • Educação
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    Ensino Superior Requerido
  • Nível de Experiência
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USD $45.000 - USD $65.000
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Compensation Salary range of $21.3646 to $31.25 per hour, depending on qualifications. (The equivalent of $45,000 to $65,000 per year).



PEC offers an outstanding and robust benefits package including:

 Two health plans (83% employer paid premium for employee only plan, 73% employer

paid for added dependents)

 Short & Long Term Disability*

 Group Term Life*

 Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity insurances*

 HSA account (with employer match up to $750 per year)

 FSA accounts (health & dependent)

 403(b) pension plan with employer contribution after 1 year of service with 100% vesting

from day one

 12 paid holidays

 PTO leave from 15-24 days per year based on longevity and accrued each pay period

 1 day per year of paid leave to volunteer at another non-profit or charitable cause

 Salary Continuation Leave for employee or family illness - from 2 to 8 weeks fully paid

leave eligibility every 24 months, depending on length of service

 Paid Bereavement, Jury Duty and Military Service Training leave

 Cell Phone Reimbursement up to $75 per month

 Travel Expense Reimbursement

 Hybrid work environment and Flexible Work Schedules

 Professional Development support

 Payment for relevant licenses & professional membership fees.

*Indicates that this insurance premium is 100% paid by PEC for employee’s coverage.


PEC offers an outstanding and robust benefits package including:

 Two health plans (83% employer paid premium for employee only plan, 73% employer

paid for added dependents…


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45 Horner Street, Warrenton, VA 20186, United States

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