Water Resource Specialist

Butler County | Hamilton, OH

Posted Date 5/25/2020

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:


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 ArcView GIS

AutoCAD and related surveying and design abilities is a plus



Competent communication skills, written and oral, with an ability to work with a variety of public officials, community partners, watershed groups, 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.

Knowledge of topographic and watershed mapping, along with an understanding of drainage, erosion, and geomorphology principles.

Knowledge of computer and technology skills, additional consideration with skills in engineering, design and geographical systems.

Valid 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.


Work Schedule:

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 $37,000- $41,000 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 following:

employment application

cover letter

current typed resume


transcripts (if readily available)


Send above documents 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:

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4:30 pm


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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