Position Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions
This position is responsible for developing and implementing a
producer-led watershed protection group in Walworth County by
developing relationships with and between producers to create
cooperative conservation programs that are intended to improve
water quality. The individual in this position will host training
events such as soil field days with producers and other
stakeholders as well as work closely with other County Conservation
staff to develop online tools to help communicate funding
opportunities available to producers. The intent of this position
is to develop a network of producers willing to participate in a
cooperative program to help leverage additional funding from grants
and donations to implement water quality improvement projects.
This is a new program with funding for 1 year beginning January
1, 2021. This limited term position will expire on December 31,
2021. Subsequent funding renewals are not guaranteed. The position
is funded for 780 hours.
Work Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hours Per Shift: up to 8
Shifts Per Pay Period: up to 2.5
Position FTE: 0.00
Applications are being accepted from current County employees as
well as members of the public.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This job description reflects management's assignment of
essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks
that may be assigned.
Collaborate with producers and stakeholders to disseminate
information on available resources to help implement conservation
practices intended to improve water quality.
Update county website to reflect new information. Communicate to
interested parties/stakeholders via email.
Work closely with county staff and National Resources
Conservation Service (NCRS) to determine educational needs and
priorities. Determine educational programs, field days, and
conferences as needed. Provide organizational support and
evaluation for these events.
Coordinate, develop, and deliver educational programming to
specific audiences in cooperation with the County Conservation
office, UW Extension, Wisconsin Discovery Farms, local facilities
subject to phosphorous limits through their Wisconsin Pollutant
Discharge Elimination Permit System (WPDES) and other key
Provide research based information that supports conservation
practices and develop educational programs aimed at the
implementation of conservation practices. Educational programs may
involve the use of research, on-farm demonstration plots, field
days and tours.
Provide monthly updates and feedback to the Land Conservation
Prepare educational and promotional materials using appropriate
Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma required with at least 4 years of education
at an accredited college in the areas of agronomy, environmental
science, natural resources management, geography, or other related
field. Bachelor's degree preferred. Previous outreach experience
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Wisconsin Drivers License.
Proof of minimum liability auto insurance coverage
Interactions and Communications
Provides specialized information and/or recommendations to
others regarding an area of expertise.
This position has authority to make decisions that are within
general procedures and protocols; supervision is available as
required or requested. These decisions directly impact performance
in the job and/or work unit within the department and information
is provided with additional research and observations which
contributes to the decision making process.
Thinking and Problem Solving
In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of
the County, challenges in this position tend to be diverse, but are
typically covered by precedent or established practice.
Tools & Equipment Used
Telephone Aerial Photographs
Copy Machine Topographic Maps
Personal Computer/Printer Online Mapping Software/GIS
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel)
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
sometimes exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather
conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the
work environment is usually moderate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are
representatives of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach
with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee
frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or
balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10
pounds and rarely lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception,
and ability to adjust focus.
Selection Process: TO INCLUDE:
Formal Walworth County Electronic Application
Education & Experience Review
Oral Department Interview
Driver's License Verification
Post Offer Physical
Other job related tests may be required.