Guernsey SWCD is hosting a fall forest walk with Guernsey OSU Extension. Come learn about all the cool things in your woods on October 10th from Levi Arnold of Guernsey SWCD and Clif Little of OSU Extension.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Monday, August 20, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
The Guernsey SWCD is hosting it's 33rd annual conservation camp for Guernsey County youth ages 8-11. The theme for camp this year is Wild for Wildlife. We will be highlighting Ohio's unique wildlife species through various fun hands on activities. We also will have traditional camp activities such as archery, fishing, and canoeing. The two day camp will take place on Wednesday July 25th and Thursday July 26th from 9 AM to 2 PM. Parents/guardians are responsible for child drop off and pick up both days. Wednesday July 25th we will be at the Salt Fork State Park park office located at R-16 Rd. Lore City Oh. 43755. The activities for the day include Fishing, Archery, Canoeing, making "seed balls" and meeting the park naturalist. On Thursday July 26th we will be at Moore Memorial Woods, located at 18665 Wings Ln. Salesville Oh. 43778. Here at Moore Woods we will be going on a nature hike, doing crafts, dissecting owl pellets, and learning about Ohio's wildlife. For questions and registration information please call the office at 740-489-5276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, please print off the registration brochure, fill it out, and mail it along with payment of only $10. Or, request one be sent to you.Registration deadline is July 18th. Please note that camp registration is limited to the first 30 kids.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Congratulations to Sam Gatrell on winning a $1,000 scholarship at Camp Canopy. The Guernsey SWCD sponsors kids from Guernsey County every year to attend the camp. Camp Canopy is located at FFA Camp Muskingum at Leesville Lake. The camp focuses on all aspects of forestry and wildlife management and brings kids in from all over the state. Forestry and wildlife professionals come together to teach many diverse classes and help with regular camp activities. At the end of the week the students take a test to compete for college scholarships that encompasses all they’ve learned that week.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The Guernsey Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding special meetings to interview candidates to fill the position of Education/ Natural Resources Specialist. Special meetings for interviews will be conducted on 6/6/2018, 6/7/2018, and 6/12/2018. All will be starting at 8 AM and ending after candidates are interviewed.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
The Guernsey SWCD will be having a local work group meeting with NRCS on Tuesday morning at 9AM to discuss local conservation issues and ways to help address these conservation issues at the local level. All are welcome, the meeting will be held at the Guernsey SWCD office located at 335 C Old National Rd. Old Washington Ohio. Please RSVP if you plan on attending by calling 740-489-5276. After the local work group meeting the Guernsey SWCD board of supervisors will hold a special meeting to discuss candidates for their job position vacancy. This meeting will occur at 11:30 AM at the Guernsey SWCD office located at 335 C Old National Rd. Old Washington Oh. 43768.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Inquiring candidates can contact the district directly at 740-489-5276, or by emailing email@example.com. Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references by Friday May 18th 2018 no later than 4:30 PM. Resumes may be emailed, or mailed to the office. If you're mailing your packet please mail to Levi Arnold PO Box 310 Old Washington, Ohio 43768.
Guernsey Soil & Water Conservation District
Position Title: Education/ Natural Resources Specialist
Reports to: District Program Administrator (DPA)
Employment Status: Full time, subject to six month probationary period
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30PM – 40 hours
This position is responsible for education, technical assistance, and field assistance to landowners/operators and units of government, primarily in natural resources issues. The position also coordinates educational programming in the Guernsey county school systems.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Plan and conduct tours, field days, technical workshops, public viewing of demonstrations for the general public and or school field trips
· Conduct teacher workshops in order to better prepare them with the skills needed to become competent in teaching natural resources issues.
· Establish a reliable and accessible resource base to assist teachers with their own natural resource curriculum within all school districts in Guernsey County
· Organize K-12 classroom activities and field days promoting agriculture and natural resources conservation and management.
· Create materials promoting environmental education to be used as aides in the science curriculum.
· Coordinate overall conservation education programs of the district to Guernsey county residents
· Work with the DPA to develop communication of district programs through social media.
· Help promote the Envirothon Contest and solicit contest participants in county schools. Coordinate training events with area schools.
· Coordinates the district’s Conservation day camp
· Represent the District at meetings of local, state and federal agencies and organizations
· Work with county 4-H youth programs
· Attend monthly board meetings and/or other meetings as designated by the DPA and /or Board of Supervisors.
· Keep abreast of all federal, state, and local laws that affect the conservation work within the district.
· Prepare and maintain all records, reports, and forms as required. This includes the computerized payroll and data collection system, currently known as SWIMS.
· Must comply with all of the district’s policies (i.e. Employment Policy, this position description)
· Must demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.
· Perform all other duties as assigned by the DPA or board of supervisors.
· Other duties and responsibilities not mentioned will evolve. The Board of Supervisors does not hold this job description to be “all encompassing” and maintain the right to develop other
areas of responsibility as deemed necessary.
· Minimum 2 year degree in wildlife, forestry, natural resources management or related field.
· Experience with presenting educational programs to both adult and youth audiences.
· Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form; exercise sound judgment; use time and organizational skills wisely; be groomed and dressed appropriately as to reflect well on the Guernsey SWCD; cooperate with co-workers; receive and implement instructions from DPA and board of supervisors; communicate and work well with landowners without discrimination.
· Ability to operate field equipment (survey equipment, water quality monitoring equipment, GPS data collector, digital camera, etc.) with guidance and training.
· Familiarity with popular computer software (including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) and willingness to learn new applications.
· Must be insurable for government vehicle operation and have a valid Ohio driver’s license.
· Ability to pass a background check in order to use county and federal computer system.
· Occasionally performs duties during inclement weather.
· Required to lift and carry necessary equipment; walk over uneven, steep ground; cross fences.
· Required to transport district rental equipment using district vehicles.
· Required to work in close proximity to construction equipment while in operation.
· Required to attend evening and weekend meetings on occasion within and outside the county.
A formal performance review will be conducted annually by the DPA. During this review, salary advancement and items concerning the employee’s professional growth and employment are discussed. At this time, a set of goals for the coming year which meet with the goals of the district will be discussed and agreed upon.