To promote the wise use and care of natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of Lexington County
Things have been a little hectic as we have tried to manage our in-school programs while also working towards hiring a new Education Program Assistant. Newsletters and FB posts fell by the wayside as we tried to handle everything and we want to thank everyone for their patience during this time.
Seed Library Update
We've kept it under wraps but some of you might be aware that we're been working on getting a Seed Library program up in running. Well we've got good news, this year we go live.
We are working with the Swansea and Gilbert libraries to have our Pop-up Seed Library occasionally located at their branches, but primarily the Seed Library will remain in our office and residents of Lexington are welcome to come by and pick up to 5 packets of seeds.
Our first outing will be in March at the Swansea branch. We're still working out the specifics but we hope to have our PSL located there for one week and we'll be hosting a Small Farmers & Backyard Gardeners 101: Basic Management event during that time.
Keep an eye on our Facebook for updates.
SCACD Executive Director
Potential employee shall perform all duties of the Executive Director (ED) and such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Executive Committee of Association. The ED shall be employed solely by the Executive Committee of Association, which shall have the sole authority over the Executive Director. The ED shall carry out policies of SCACD as set forth by the Executive Committee and shall work closely with all committees of SCACD in coordinating and executing such matters as is determined. Potential employee is expected to work an average of thirty-two (32) hours per week when averaged over one (1) month.
The Executive Director shall serve as the chief administrative officer of the State Association, oversee day-to-day operations of the organization, and as the liaison between the Executive Committee, conservation partners, and the membership of the State Association in accordance with the Bylaws.
Responsibilities of the ED shall include, but are not limited to,
Management of the day-to-day operations of the office of the SCACD
Financial management of the SCACD under the direction and authority given by the Executive Committee
Assisting with development of and conformance to the operational budget
Communications with the SCACD membership, public relations, collaboration with conservation agencies, elected officials and other organizations of Local, State, and Federal Governments as needed.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
Microsoft Office and other online platforms
ACH Banking and Direct Deposit Forms
Basic Payroll Tax Forms
Knowledge of QuickBooks
Ability to speak in public settings
Competent verbal and written communication
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Additionally, there is a potential for commission-based payment in addition to the base salary of up to 10% for each qualifying event.* Each qualifying event and the compensation accompanying the same is subject to the approval of the SCACD Executive Committee.
A formal office for potential employee is located at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Conservation District Section Headquarters located at 5 Geology Rd., Columbia, SC 29212. Following a ninety (90) day probationary period wherein potential employee must work all thirty-two (32) hours at the formal office, potential employee shall work twenty-four (24) hours per week at the formal office. The remaining eight (8) hours required of Employee may be spent working offsite.
*Subject to the restrictions detailed in the Employment Agreement to be signed by potential employee
Resumes and Cover Letters should be emailed to Mr. Marc Cribb at email@example.com. There is no deadline for applications, though they hope to have somebody hired early next year.
2024 SC Envirothon
The Envirothon is a high school environmental competition where students compete in the environmental categories of soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife and a current environmental topic. This year the topic is Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future.
To encourage participation from Lexington County schools, each year LSWCD sponsors a Lexington County high school team. We pay the $175 registration fee for the first three teams that turn in their application and teams that need additional financial assistance can submit a request. We also have a SC Envirothon Training Trunk in our office that is available for teams to utilize in preparation for the competition.
January 22: Coaches Training Registration Deadline
February 3: Coaches Training to be held at Clemson Sandhill REC in Columbia, SC
April 1: Envirothon Team Registration Deadline
April 26: SC Envirothon Competition to be held at Clemson Sandhill REC in Columbia, SC
July 28 - August 3: NCF Envirothon Competition to be held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY