Wednesday, April 18, 2018

We're Hiring!

Inquiring candidates can contact the district directly at 740-489-5276, or by emailing 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 Description

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.


·         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.
·         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. 

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