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Job Posting with the Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation District | ShelbyvilleToday

Job Posting with the Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation District

Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation DistrictThe Shelby County Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking a qualified person to fill our Resource Specialist position.  Below you will find a copy of the job description.  Please submit all resumes to the Shelby County SW CD at 2779 S 840 W, Manila, IN 46150 or email to Jill.Williams73@yahoo.com by January 7, 2012.  Click here for a copy of the job description.

http://www.shelbycountyswcd.org

POSITION DESCRIPTION COUNTY OF SHELBY, INDIANA

POSITION: Resource Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Soil and Water Conservation District

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m.- 1:00p.m.- 4:00p.m., M-F

JOB CATEGORY: COMOT II

DATE WRITTEN: August 2012

DATE REVISED:

STATUS: Full-time

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Incumbent serves as Resource Specialist for the Soil and Water Conservation District, responsible for assisting land users in the creation or revision of conservation resource management plans.

DUTIES:

Assist partnering agencies with conservation planning, engineering field surveys, and designs structural erosion control practices to enhance water movement.

Maintain conservation agency databases and tracking reports.

Work with land users and/or contractors to ensure proper installation and maintenance of erosion control, agronomic, and other best management practices.

Service Wetland Compliance and Highly Erodible Land determination requests.

Review Rule 5 Erosion Control plans as well as assist with Rule 5 plan compliance.

Schedule and maintain District-owned rental equipment

Implement cost-share applications and programs to assist landowners in the proper installation of grant- funded best management practices.

Attend a variety of meetings, including District meetings, Area Workshops, annual conferences, or other meetings, as assigned or required. Conduct small meetings to facilitate conservation planning and district functions.

Perform water quality monitoring/testing of Shelby County Rivers and streams and other designated areas.

Complete twice-yearly inspection of local landfill.

Apply, prepare, and submit a variety of reports including monthly project report, 319 Grants, and Clean Water Indiana grants.

Perform related duties as assigned.

I. JOB REQUIREMENTS:

*High school diploma/GED required, and related experience or post-graduate education in related area preferred.

Thorough knowledge of standard office policies and practices, with ability to apply appropriate procedures accordingly.

Thorough knowledge of Soil and Water Conservation District programs and policies, with ability to prepare reports, maintain department files, and assist District, Board, and members of the public accordingly.

Knowledge of Department informational sources and materials, with ability to effectively assist land users and accurately maintain records and files.

Knowledge of Standard English grammar, spelling, and punctuation; ability to type with speed and accuracy.

Ability to operate a variety of equipment, including, but not limited to, telephone, copier, computer terminal and printer, calculator, and surveying equipment.

Ability to effectively communicate with Supervisors, co-workers, personnel from other government and social agencies, and members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Ability to speak with youth and adults regarding conservation education.

Ability to effectively complete duties amidst frequent distractions, interruptions, and service to the public.

*Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record.

II. RESPONSIBILITY:

Incumbent exercises independent judgment to effectively assist members of the public and assure accurate and timely completion of all assignments. Judgment is also needed in selecting most pertinent guidelines, in interpreting precedents, and in adapting standard formulas, methods, or procedures to fit facts and conditions. Errors in work are generally detected through standard bookkeeping checks, and undetected errors could result in loss of time to make corrections and/or loss of money to the Department.

Incumbent works with a flexible, customary routine schedule of duties, determining own priorities in accordance with Supervisors’ directives and established dates and deadlines. Incumbent’s work is periodically reviewed during monthly Board meetings to assure compliance with Department policies and procedures.

III. PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

Incumbent maintains communication with Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Resource Conservation & Development, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Purdue University, local schools, churches, other county, state, and federal agencies, and members of the public for a variety of purposes, including assisting land users with erosion control structure designs, supplying data assistance, and providing and receiving information concerning building purposes, drainage and septic systems, and other environmental issues effecting natural resources.

Incumbent reports directly to Chairman of the Soil and Water Conservation District.
08/14/2012 Shelby County SWCD 2779 S 840 W Manilla, IN 46150 765-544-2051 X 7 Fax #: 765-544-2075

IV. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment with no unusual physical demands, and also works occasionally outdoors/in the field inspecting conservation conditions.

APPLICANT/EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The job description for the position of Resource Specialist describes the duties and responsibilities for employment in this position. I acknowledge that I have received this job description, and understand that it is not a contract of employment. I am responsible for reading this job description and complying with all job duties, requirements and responsibilities contained herein, and any subsequent revisions.

Is there anything that would keep you from meeting the job duties and requirements as outlined?

Yes______ No______

_______________________________________________     ________________

Applicant/Employee signature                                                                             Date

Title: Resource Specialist
Department: Soil and Water Conservation District

Factors:

Status: Full time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Written: September 2000

Revised:
Incumbent:
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08/14/2012 Shelby County SWCD 2779 S 840 W Manilla, IN 46150 765-544-2051 X 7 Fax #: 765-544-2075

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