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Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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Job Description

The Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking a full time Agricultural Conservation Specialist. The successful candidate will coordinate and provide technical assistance for agricultural conservation practices under NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) guidelines.
Responsibilities include maintaining inventory and evaluation of agricultural sites to create conservation plans; survey for, and design engineering plans related to agricultural conservation; provide construction assistance and oversight to landowners and contractors; facilitate and deliver education programs related to agricultural conservation and provide technical assistance for urban conservation. Individual will be responsible for earning and maintaining appropriate training and certifications related to agricultural conservation such as, but not limited to NRCS Job Approval Authority, Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan Certification and Conservation Planner Certification. Possessing and maintaining a working knowledge of current local, state and federal policies, and best practices is critical to the role and is also essential to overseeing and implementing other mission-based initiatives.

Job Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited college or university with an Associates or Bachelor's Degree (preferably in engineering, natural resources management or related field); or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Familiarity with agricultural and urban development Best Management Practices. 
  • Willingness to perform a combination of technical office and outdoor field work, present education programs, and provide information to customers 
  • Ability to traverse terrain in an outdoor environment.  
  • Ability to carry and transport resource materials and equipment.  
  • Demonstration of computer literacy and writing skills.
  • Proof of valid Ohio driver’s license and insurable. 
  • Ability to pass and Licking County pre-employment drug screening and Federal background security check. 

Application Procedures: 
  • Submit cover letter, resume and a completed application to the Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District, 771 East Main Street, Suite 100, Newark, OH 43055.  
  • Applications can be obtained in person at the Licking Soil & Water office between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday or downloaded at www.lickingswcd.com.
  • Application Deadline – All applications must be received by mail or in person at the Soil & Water office by 4:00 pm, Friday, September 4, 2015.

Candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, political affiliation, age, marital status, or other factors.

Job Snapshot

Employment TypeFull-Time
Job TypeGovernment, Engineering
EducationNot Specified
ExperienceNot Specified
Manages OthersNot Specified
IndustryAgriculture, Government - Civil Service
Required TravelNot Specified

SUMMER Energy Management Certification
Annual Specialized Training Event

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July 11-22, 2016
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  • One-of-a-kind Degrees +

    A degree like no other.

    Our 2 year degrees are designed to train and quickly place our graduates into new careers. Inclusive curriculum highlights the importance of sustainability, energy & water efficiency, conservation and the pursuit of renewable sources.

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    Certification Equals High Returns on Your Investment.

    A certificate from NWEEI can significantly enhance your credentials and your value in the marketplace. Because our instructors are real practitioners, course information is timely and directly useful to you.

    Classes provide knowledge and skills that are directly applicable within your workplace.

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    The Northwest Water & Energy Education Institute (NWEEI) offers both standard and custom learning opportunities for practicing professionals in the energy and water industries (including an energy management certification program) throughout the Northwest region, Nationally and Internationally.

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    Professional training for industry.

    NWEEI has provided training nationally and internationally for over 15 years and is able to utilize instructors from our network of industry experts.

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