2019 Scholarships

Application deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District, in conjunction with Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI), is sponsoring the 2019 Scholarship Award. Enclosed you will find an information sheet and application form. (application forms are also available on the District website at: www.scottcountysoilandwater.com or www.cdiowa.org)

At the state level, three scholarships in the amount of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 will be awarded plus regional winners from the other six regions who do not receive the state award will each receive $500. In addition, Scott SWCD has pledged two – $1,000 scholarships to two qualified Scott County High School Seniors. These scholarships are presented to area high school seniors to be used for their first year of education on the college level while pursuing programs of study in any field of agriculture or natural resources.

Should you have any questions, or require further information, please contact the district office at 391-1403 x3.

Conservation Technician Job Opening

Vacancy Announcement

Position Title:


  • Davenport, IA


Job Description:  This position involves providing technical assistance to landowners and operators in Howard County.  Incumbent works in the office and the field on the promotion, documentation, contracting, installation and maintenance of conservation practices.  Assists other field office staff with surveys and layout of conservation practices and performs status reviews and follow up with landowners.  Produces field notes, prepares data sheets and other documents.  Assists in preparing documents for state cost-share programs.

The successful candidate will assist with engineering surveys, designs, seeding plans, and practice checkout for the various conservation practices.  These practices include grassed waterways, shallow wetlands, windbreaks, contour buffer strips, riparian forest buffers and others.  One-on-one assistance will be provided to landowners to ensure that procedures are followed to receive cost-share funds and that practice construction meets specified standards.

Required Education: High School graduation is required.

Wage: Commensurate with experience.

Job Qualifications and Experience: Meet educational requirement and provide evidence of ability to assist with fieldwork. A valid driver’s license is also required.

Number of openings: 1         Hours: Full Time, 40 hours per week

Duration of position: Temporary/At-will, 780 hours, expires June 30, 2019

Opens: September 18, 2018               Closes: October 1, 2018

Method of applicaton: Submit resume to the contact person above by 4:30 pm on October 1, 2018.

2018 Scholarships

College Scholarships Available Through Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District

High School Seniors intending to pursue programs of study in any field of agriculture, environmental science, or natural resources, have until February 16, 2018 to participate in the 2018 Conservation District of Iowa (CDI) Auxiliary scholarship program.

In addition to 3 state level awards of $4,000, $3,000, and $2,000 and 6-$600 regional awards, the Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District will award 2 – $1,000 scholarships to qualified high school seniors in Scott County.

Applications and information are available from area high schools, the district office at 8370 Hillandale Road in Davenport or on our website: www.scottcountysoilandwater.org