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Phone: 317-736-9540 Address: 550 East Jefferson Street Suite 202 Franklin, IN 46131   Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name

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PROJECTS

STORM DRAIN LABELING PROJECT This project is sponsored by Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District, Youngs Creek Watershed Project, Johnson County Solid Waste Management District, Franklin Department of Public Works, and Johnson County Commissioners.  For more information, click here. JOHNSON COUNTY WASTEWATER WETLAND DEMONSTRATION SITE View Pictures This project involved the cooperation of Johnson […]

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BOARD | STAFF

  The Johnson County SWCD governing body consists of five supervisors. Three members are elected at an annual meeting, and two are appointed by the State Soil and Water Conservation Committee based on recommendations of the district leadership. Thus, the selection of all five supervisors is based on input from the local community. The five […]

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EVENTS

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WHO WE ARE

Welcome to the home page for the Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District.  The district is a unit of Indiana’s state government responsible for soil and water conservation programs within Johnson County.  The mission of the district is to conserve and enhance our soil, water, and other natural resources by coordinating with local partners to provide technical, financial, and educational opportunities in Johnson County.

We’re hiring!

The Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking applicants for a full time position as an Agriculture Resource Specialist who will provide technical assistance to federal, state and local agricultural cost share programs.  The Agriculture Resource Specialist will work in cooperation with the District’s Board of Supervisors; the United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); the USDA, Farm Service Agency (FSA); the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA); and the Indiana State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB).

Agriculture Resource Specialist

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist local NRCS District Conservationist (DC) and Conservation Implementation Team (CIT) with marketing, planning, surveying, design and inspection of constructed conservation practices, urban and rural
  1. Maintain a working knowledge of the conservation programs, eligibility requirements and engineering standards in the electronic Field Office Technical Guide (eFOTG), as well as emerging urban practices
  1. Promote and market the use of federal, state and local conservation cost share programs through the development of informational brochures and mailings, conducting meetings with landowners and farmers, and advertisement of available programs
  1. Establish and maintain a working relationship with regional FSA, NRCS, ISDA, SSCB and SWCD staff
  1. Serve as liaison between the SWCD and NRCS, as well as, landowners and/or tenant farmers to ensure timely implementation of cost share programs and practices
  1. Complete and submit grant applications to secure federal, state, local and private funds to implement cost share programs within Johnson and Morgan counties
  1. Assist SWCD staff with educational programs
  1. Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and skills in agriculture, environmental science, natural resource management or related discipline
  1. Knowledge of various conservation and farming practices, to include grain, livestock, forestry and other niche farming
  1. Excellent organizational, writing, and speaking skills; capability to communicate to a diverse audience
  1. Computer skills including Microsoft Office software and ArcMap GIS and/or other GIS software programs. Knowledge of AutoCAD is a plus
  1. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, and optimism
  1. Ability to work in a multiple team environment
  1. Valid Driver’s License

Compensation:

The salary range for the position of Agriculture Resource Specialist is $30,000 – $35,000/yr, plus benefits totaling $500 per quarter

Please email your resume and cover letter to Kathy Haste at kathy-haste@iaswcd.org