We are adding team members who want to help in conservation jobs, not just in Seneca County, but also Crawford, Erie, Sandusky, Wood and/or Wyandot counties! Two positions are currently open and each job will conserve in a different geographic, as well as technical area, keep reading to see if either opening sounds like you or someone you know!

Area Conservation Technician –

This full-time team member will work remotely for the Erie, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood County Soil & Water Conservation Districts to assist with federal conservation programs. Positioned in Seneca County, this technician will be responsible for supporting the existing SWCD and NRCS conservation staff in the software, mapping, writing and contract administration of programs that are required for landowners and operators to apply for and execute federal conservation contracts on their land. The right person for this job may be an introvert who likes working alone, deliberately on the same tasks at a rapid pace, focusing inward on process solutions, instead of on outdoor land conservation problems and treatment solutions. The most qualified person must still be very comfortable with people, highly organized and savvy on computers, software and digital communication tools for keeping the workflow, privacy and program needs met for all SWCD, NRCS and farmers in the four cooperating counties. Knowledge of ArcGIS, Google apps, Microsoft Office and federal conservation programs are important. A background in production agriculture, a personal commitment to conservation and a desire to continuously work for better ways to do things are highly desired qualities of the Area Conservation Technician. This is a grant-funded position and will provide salary based on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage options, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, as per employment policy. The ACT Job Description contains more specific duties and responsibilities.

Manure Nutrient Management Assistant –

This part-time team member will primarily assist the Manure Nutrient Management Specialist in serving the livestock producers of Seneca, Crawford, Wyandot and Sandusky counties. The responsibilities will include coordinating producer information, reporting and communicating with partnering counties’ Board of Supervisors, education and outreach of 4 County MNM Program. The right person for this position will be organized, great at communicating in person, in writing and over the phone and will have a desire to learn about locally-led conservation programs.  Some travel and evening hours will be required within partnering counties. This position will work a maximum of 28 hours per week. Salary is based on experience. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, as per employment policy. Here is the MNM Assistant  job description.

Both positions will also be expected to help accomplish the strategic goals of the cooperating Conservation District’s by assisting in all program areas, at times. Team members will also be expected to contribute to the innovative, team culture and participate in the outreach initiatives, events and digital communication efforts of Seneca Conservation District.

Interested individuals should submit:

  • A resume with contact information, education and work history, skills, qualifications and three references with phone or email contact information.
  • A letter that explains why you are interested in joining the Seneca Conservation District team and specifically states which position(s) you want to be considered for should also accompany the resume.
  • As an optional way to learn more about your abilities, skills and personal accomplishments, please feel free to share your social media accounts.

Resumes will be accepted for both positions until 4:30p, October 31, 2016. Resumes and letters can be dropped off in person Mon-Fri, 8-4:30p at 3140 S SR 100, Ste D, Tiffin; or mailed to Seneca Conservation District at the same address; or emailed to bdiesch@conservesenecacounty.com.

Any questions can be directed to Beth Diesch at the above email or by phone (419)447-7073.

About Beth Diesch

As the Outreach Coordinator, I spend my time finding ways to help more people and reach the District farther and wider (to the borders of the county). I also coordinate the education programs and write grants. Learning, creating, promoting and connecting are what I do. I enjoy writing about ways and ideas to teach kids, as well as, simple and easy things adults can do to be wise when using natural resources.

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