Conservation Director

Town of Fairfield, CT Published: May 10, 2021
Fairfield, CT
Job Type
Natural Resources/ Restoration / Other / Planning / Land Use /
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Charming doesn’t begin to describe Fairfield, Connecticut, a 31.3 square-mile town with five miles of shoreline on the Long Island Sound.  

Fairfield is a top community in the Northeast, within 50 miles of New York City. This Town has 61,000 residents but still manages to preserve a quaint, small-town feeling with diverse neighborhoods, top-notch schools, and amazing opportunities for fun and leisure.

The Town of Fairfield operates under a Representative Town Meeting (RTM) form of government. The administration of Town affairs is managed by the three-member Board of Selectman. The First Selectwoman is the Town’s chief administrative officer and highest elected official. 

The Conservation Director is appointed by the Conservation Commission with the approval of the First Selectwoman. The Conservation Director reports to the First Selectwoman on matters of administration and operations and to the Conservation Commission on matters of policy. 

Position Overview

The Town of Fairfield seeks a passionate and experienced professional to serve as the Conservation Director.


  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in environmental conservation sciences that integrate environmental planning and management with core subjects, such as geology, soils, hydrology, botany, zoology, marine biology, ecology, fisheries, wildlife, and forestry, plus supplementary courses in business management and administration or equivalent relevant experience.
  • A minimum of five years of progressive managerial and supervisory experience in environmental sciences for government or land development is required.
  • Candidates must successfully complete the state CTDEEP IWCC Training for Municipal Officials within two years of appointment. The ability to read, understand, interpret, and explain drawings and maps related to land surveys and civil engineering drawings, such as site plans, drainage, and soil erosion and control plans is essential.
  • A valid driver’s license is required. 


  • The salary for this position is $110,000 - $125,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

  • Please apply online by clicking "Apply on Company Website" below and follow instructions.  
  • For more information on this position, please call (914-774-0849) or email Patti Dwyer, Senior Vice President,

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