District Drainage Technician, Union Soil & W ....


Organization : Union Soil & Water Conservation District
Job Category : Water and Sewers: Stormwater
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : OH
City : Marysville
Salary and Benefits : $20.00 - $32.00

District Drainage Technician

Union Soil & Water Conservation District

Salary: $20.00 - $32.00

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The Union Soil and Water Conservation District is now hiring a full-time District Drainage Technician. This position works under general supervision of the District Administrator, and is responsible for performing field and office technical duties in support of our organization. Also provides drainage technician and inspection services in support of any new solar-powered electric generation facilities that are being built in Union County. In general, will provide oversight of drainage in the areas where any solar projects are taking placed. This person will also be involved in reviewing and/or assisting with the sizing and routing of subsurface drainage around and/or through the project areas. Will identify, monitor, and work to resolve any drainage issues that may result from project installation.
 If you meet the requirements below, please apply and consider joining our team!


An example of acceptable qualifications:
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. Selected candidate must undergo Ohio and federal background checks.  Final offer of employment will be contingent on 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.); is exposed to environmental conditions which may result in injury from fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and/or poorly ventilated work areas; is exposed to possible injury from extremely noisy conditions above 85db; is exposed to possible injury from hazardous gases, chemicals, flammables, air contaminants, hazardous waste, unclean or unsanitary conditions; exposed to possibly injury as a result of working with moving mechanical parts of equipment or machines; has exposure to fire, hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy weather conditions; exposure to hazardous driving conditions; has exposure to shaking objects or surfaces; employee may be subjected to sunburn, poison ivy, insect and animal bites, working at construction sites, working with or around heavy equipment and working with (handling and applying) restricted use herbicides and other pesticides; this is considered medium 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 leadership for drainage projects, through inventories, surveys, and drawings of projects designs.  Prepares for and conducts meetings for projects viewings, landowner information, and public hearings, as needed.  Coordinates studies and projects with local and regional community groups, agencies, landowners, etc. to meet District objectives, to include development and oversight of budget; identifying specification requirements; coordination of petitions; managing property owner communications and assessments; overseeing contractor coordination/field inspections; and other related tasks.  
* Position will initially coordinate and manage a preliminary study for an extensive logjam removal project along Mill Creek within Union County.  The individual would be responsible for developing the proposed project; including specifications, budgeting, managing the Ohio ditch petition process and property owner assessments, directing public meetings, and contractor coordination/ field inspection.

(2) 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 Natural Resource Conservation Service (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.

(3) Provides technical information to land users and prospective pond owners in accordance with township agreements and memorandums; provides assistance to land users under Conservation Works of Improvement procedures and provides assistance to farmers to stay in compliance with all provisions of pollution abatement laws and nutrient management laws and any applicable Farm Bills.

(4) 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.

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

(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.


(*indicates developed after employment)

Knowledge of:  Advanced knowledge of Ohio Drainage laws; *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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