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St. Mary and Maumee River Watershed
Soil Erosion and Water Quality Improvement Project

Project Manager


Position Description   Location:	Allen County Soil and Water
Conservation District
3718 New Vision Drive		
Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46845
Phone - (260) 484-5848 

Job Title: Project Manager

Employer: Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District

Supervision:  The Allen County SWCD Director will provide daily supervision.


The St. Marys and Maumee River Watershed Soil Erosion and Water Quality
Improvement Project Oversight Committee will provide general guidance.  The
Project Oversight Committee will consist of representatives of the Project
Partners which includes the Allen, Adams and Wells County Soil and Water
Conservation Districts, the Maumee River Basin Commission, and the Allen,
Adams and Wells County Surveyors' Offices. 

Qualifications: B. S. Degree in Agriculture or Natural Resources or related
field of study. The requirement for a B. S. Degree may be waived if
candidate has three or more years of related work experience. The successful
candidate must be an out-going self-starter with demonstrated leadership,
program management and communication skills. A working knowledge of
conservation practices, agricultural production, and farm programs is very
desirable. A valid driver's license will be necessary.
 
Primary Responsibility: The primary responsibility of the Project Manager
will be to foster greater adoption and implementation of agricultural
conservation practices and increase public awareness of local, state and
federal programs that support such practices.  The Project Manager will also
develop a geo-referenced database that includes a current inventory natural
resource conditions as well as existing conservation practices.

In addition to the technical assistance, public education and resource
inventory assessment efforts, the Project Manager will also assist in
conducting focus group meetings with local landowners, farmers, business
owners, government agency personnel, government leaders and concerned
citizens regarding water quality related issues in the St. Mary and Maumee
Rivers to begin the process of developing a Watershed Management Plan.



Key Duties:

1.	Develop and disseminate news articles and program brochures to
Project Partners and local media that encourage landowners and farmers to
implement agricultural conservation practices and increase the awareness of
local, state and federal programs that support said practices with technical
and/or financial assistance.
2.	Provide direct technical assistance to landowners and farmers on
conservation practices and programs.
3.	Compile and evaluate adequacy of existing water quality and related
natural resource data pertaining to the St. Marys and Maumee Rivers and
their tributaries in Indiana.
4.	Develop a geo-referenced database of existing conservation practices
within the Indiana portion of the St. Marys and Maumee River watersheds.
5.	Assist the Project Partners with conducting summer field days and/or
winter meetings that promote agricultural conservation best management
practices (bmps) as well as local, state and federal technical and financial
assistance programs.
6.	Work with agricultural retailers, local organizations, agency and
company representatives as well as other key information multipliers to
promote conservation systems and management practices that reduce the amount
of sediment, nutrients, pathogens and pesticides reaching the St. Marys and
Maumee Rivers and their tributaries.
7.	Meet regularly with Project Oversight Committee to update on project
status and determine further course of action.
8.	Assist the Project Partners with conducting Focus Group meetings of
landowners, farmers, business owners, government agency personnel, local
government officials, non-government organizations and concerned citizens
regarding water quality related issues in the St. Marys and Maumee River
watersheds.
9.	Prepare and submit required project status reports, financial
reports, final report, etc. as required by the Project Partners and/or the
Indiana Department of Agriculture's Division of Soil Conservation.
10.	Perform other duties as assigned.

The pay starts at $18.29 / hour, which equates to $35,661 and moves to
$37,088 after 6 months.  Job has full benefits.


Greg Lake 
Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District
3718 New Vision Drive		
Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46845
Phone - (260) 484-5848 

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