Urban Specialist

Butler Soil & Water Conservation District
Job Description
Urban Specialist Position

Offered by the Butler Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), this is a full-time permanent position with both technical and educational responsibilities and is subject to a six-month probationary period.  The position will be under the administrative supervision of the SWCD Board of Supervisors and the day-to-day supervision of the District Administrator.
This position will be charged with assisting in implementing and updating an effective urban conservation program. Workload activities will focus on the coordination of specific water quality and restoration programs, assisting with natural resource reviews and services as assigned, and advising residents on best management practices. This position will also be responsible for providing educational workshops and programs. The successful candidate will be trained by District and State personnel.
Applicants should have an Associate Degree or higher in an environmental field of study or equivalent of five years of related work experience.  A successful candidate would demonstrate skills, knowledge, and experience they have in the following areas:
Administrative background:
  • Self-motivation
  • Organization skills
  • Group/team leadership
  • Oral and written communication with government officials, contractors and private landowners
  • Ability to present adult education workshops and other various presentations
Technical background:
  • Evaluate the implementation/maintenance of best management practices (BMPs)
  • Familiarity with topographic and watershed mapping
  • Understanding of drainage and erosion principles
  • Comprehension of engineering design/construction drawings, plats, and terminology
  • Comprehension of stream morphology, soils, and geology
Computer background:
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, & Powerpoint)
  • ArcView GIS
  • AutoCAD and related surveying and design abilities is a plus 


  • Competent communicaiton skills, with an ability to work with a variety of public officials, builders and private landowners
  • Competent organizational and time management skills with self-motivation.
  • Applicants should have an Associate or B.S. Degree in an environmental field of study or five years of related work experience.
  •  General knowledge of computer and technology skills, additional consideration with skills in engineering, design and geographical systems.
  •  Valid Ohio driver’s license.
  •  Experience operating a truck and trailer.
  • Job applicant, after receiving a conditional offer, must successfully pass a background check and a drug test before employment as determined by the board of supervisors.

This position will need to complete extensive field work which requires the ability to traverse steep terrain by foot. A valid Ohio driver’s license is required. The position will work 40 hours per week at a rate determined by education and experience. Benefits include participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays and workers compensation. Salary range is $36,000 - $43,000 and will be based on experience, education, and skill level.
All programs, services, and activities of the Butler SWCD and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or handicap.
Applicants should provide the employment application (found at www.butlerswcd.org), along with a current typed resume, transcripts, and references to:
Kelly Crout, District Administrator
Butler SWCD
1802 Princeton Road, Suite 300
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Phone: (513) 887-3720
Fax: (513) 785-6668

Application Due: Friday, August 3, 2018 by 4 pm 
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