District Technician, Union County Soil and W ....


Organization : Union County Soil and Water
Job Category : Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : OH
City : Marysville
Salary and Benefits : $18.00 - $25.00

District Technician

Union County Soil and Water, Marysville 

For more information and to Apply online, click here. Deadline to apply:  Friday, August 6, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern. 


The Union Soil and Water Conservation District is now hiring a full-time District Technician to perform a variety of field and office technical duties. In addition to the primary duties listed below, the District Technician will provide general support to the Union Soil and Water Conservation District projects, and performs other related duties as assigned.
If you meet the requirements below and are seeking a rewarding career related to the maintenance and preservation or our local agricultural resources, we encourage you to apply for this position and join our team!


Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field of study; one (1) or more years of related experience and/or training; experience may be considered in lieu of education; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
 Must be proficient in AutoCAD and have the ability to produce NRCS Engineering plans for Conservation Practices.

Selected candidate must undergo Ohio and federal background checks. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon the findings of these checks.

Must possess a valid Ohio driver's license and maintain insurability under the SWCD vehicle insurance policy.  

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive:
Computer, computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Outlook, and other applicable computer software), printer, copy machine, calculator, fax machine, other standard business office equipment, motor vehicle.

Employee has exposure to chemical compounds found in an office environment (e.g., toner, correction fluid, etc.); employee may be required to lift, carry, push, and pull objects; the employee may be required to occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; this is considered sedentary work and the employee must demonstrate the ability to perform the physical demands required of the position in accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s physical demands strength ratings.

In cases of emergency, unpredictable situations, and/or department needs, may be required to lift, push, pull, and/or carry objects heavier than D.O.L. strength ratings recommend.


(1) Provides technical and engineering field assistance to District cooperators and units of government; prepares engineering plans for conservation projects as have been identified in the District’s Annual and Long Range Plans(the development of the plans will follow the guidelines established in the NRCS National Engineering Manual and related handbooks to meet design and plan preparation requirements); assists in development of resources conservation plans for District cooperators applying conservation practices.

(2) Provides technical information to land users and prospective pond owners in accordance with township M.O.U.’s; provides assistance to land users under Conservation Works of Improvement procedures and provides assistance to farmers to stay in compliance under the current provisions of pollution abatement laws and nutrient management laws and the current Farm Bill.

(3) Assists in conducting tours, field days, public viewing of demonstrations (e.g., equipment, plots, practices, etc.); maintains personal contact with District cooperators and explains the District conservation programs to the public.

(4) Performs preventative maintenance on equipment assigned by NRCS to the work unit and/or owned by Union SWCD.

(5) Develops and maintains resource inventories; processes cooperator applications; completes various reports regarding the conservation program; write news articles; maintains equipment lease records; provides training where needed on technical projects; assists with the District programs as needed.

(6) Maintains required licensures and certification, if any; continues proficiency in subject areas through professional continuing education.

(7) Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable safety standards that pertain to essential functions.

(8) Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

(9) Performs other related duties as assigned

(10) Attends staff meetings as assigned.


Knowledge of:  *County, Department, and Division goals and objectives; *County, Department, and Division policies and procedures; *personnel rules and regulations; office practices and procedures; English grammar and spelling; records management; AutoCAD, ArcMap, and other needed engineering applications.

Skill in:  computer operation; use of modern office equipment.

Ability to:  develop and maintain effective working relationships; perform job safely; interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; work efficiently; maintain accurate records; prepare accurate and concise reports; exercise independent judgment and discretion; sorts items into categories according to established methods; communicate effectively; maintain confidentiality; travel to and gain access to jobsite; be a highly self-motivated individual; work alone or as part of a team; write and keep good records of activities; perform mathematical computations for assessments; operate a PC computer using a MS Windows environment.


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