Lee County Conservation Board Executive Director

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, March 10, 2017, 5:30pm



Montrose, IA
United States

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Job Description:

The Lee County Conservation Board has a position opening for its Executive Director, a permanent, full-time position starting at $66,973 annually plus generous benefits. Closing date for applying is Friday, March 10, 2017.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under general direction from the County Conservation Board, provide administrative guidance and ensure effective operation of the Board Office.
  • In consultation with the County Attorney's Office, ensure compliance with the Code of Iowa. 
  • Manage Board Office and specific projects as assigned by the Board.
  • Direct communication and outreach efforts on behalf of the Board.
  • Serve as the Board's confidential liaison regarding the administration of Board policies and procedures.
  • Advise the Board on administrative matters and policy issues.
  • A detailed job description may be found online at LeeCounty.org.


  • Graduation from a four (4) year college or university with major course work in natural sciences, outdoor recreation or a job-related field.
  • Four (4) years of experience in natural resource management and program administration, with demonstrated experience in budgeting, grant writing, and staff management. 
  • Preference will be given to those demonstrating experience working with boards of directors, government agencies, and managing and operating an education center and integrating multiple disciplines.
  • Qualified candidates selected for interviews or the successful applicant must agree to submit to a background check and the successful candidate will be expected to complete a pre-employment, post-offer physical exam.

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How to Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, three references, and Lee County application form (available at LeeCounty.org) to Tom Buckley, 2652 Highway 61, Montrose, IA 52639 or to tbuckley@leecounty.org. Closing date for applying is Friday, March 10, 2017. Lee County Conservation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job posting is not an offer or guarantee of employment.

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Compensation Information:

  • $66,973 annually
  • Generous health benefits
  • IPERS state retirement

Contact Name:

Tom Buckley

Contact Phone:

(319) 463-7673

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