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The Butler SWCD is currently seeking to fill our Water Resource Specialist Position. 

Job Announcement 

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 Director.


This position will be charged with assisting in implementing and updating an effective urban and water resource conservation program. Workload activities will focus on the coordination of specific water quality and restoration programs, watershed inventories, 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)

  • Experienced with ESRI GIS products

  • AutoCAD and related surveying and design abilities is a plus


This position will need to complete extensive field work which requires the ability to traverse steep terrain by foot. A valid 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 $45,000 - $48,000 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 MUST provide the employment application (found at www.butlerswcd.org), along with a cover letter, current typed resume, references, and transcripts (if readily available) to:


Kelly Crout, District Director

Butler SWCD

1802 Princeton Road, Suite 300

Hamilton, Ohio 45011


Phone: (513) 887-3720

Fax: (513) 785-6668

Applications accepted through Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 4:30 pm


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