Professional Development - Technical Job Approval Authority
It is important to the NC Soil and Water Conservation Commission to ensure that field staff has the adequate technical skills to implement conservation practices. In an effort to further increase the capacity of the division and district employees, the commission has developed policies to grant job approval authority for the following best management practices and skills.
SWCC Job Approval Categories
Below is the current approved categories. Click here to learn more about requirements for each individual category.
- Pond Site Assessment
- Sediment Removal Planning and Certification
- Water Need Assessments
- Backyard Rain Gardens (treats impervious areas < 2500 sq. ft.)
- Backyard Wetlands (treats impervious areas < 2500 sq. ft.)
- Cisterns (< 3,000 gal)
- Critical Area Planting
- Grassed Swales (if it falls under specific design thresholds)
- Impervious Surface Conversion
- Riparian Buffers
- Streambank and Shoreline Protection
Requesting SWCC Job Approval Authority
To request Job Approval Authority from the commission, you will need to complete the Request Form and send to Natalie Woolard, Technical Services Section Chief.
Current list of SWCC job approval authority recipients
The list of recipients for SWCC job approval authority is sorted by district. It contains the effective date of the authority and will continue to be updated after each commission meeting.
Requesting NRCS Job Approval Authority
The SWCC is also in support of soil and water conservation district employees pursuing NRCS job approval authority. Click here to learn more about the federal process and to request NRCS JAA.