Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
55040 05 ST B4 C 674-09 09/01/1994
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12/01/1974 55040


DEFINITION: This is beginning-level conservation work associated with the promotion and development of conservation district programs.

An employee in this class receives formal and informal training and performs an increasing amount of field work to develop competency and skill. Work involves providing stimulus and guidance necessary to conservation districts in developing their programs. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of an administrative superior who assigns projects, gives preliminary instructions, and reviews work in progress and upon completion for quality, adherence to established standards, and technical development. Greater independence is exercised on recurring projects and problems as work methods and techniques are learned.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Participates in specialized formal and informal training programs.

Assists in providing training to district directors, agency personnel and other interested groups in the objectives, policies and procedures of the conservation district program.

Attends conservation district meetings and assists in providing advice on program development, budget planning and availability of technical services through cooperating agencies.

Participates in examination of watershed areas to determine watershed development and flood prevention needs.

Assists in conducting on-site inspections on erosion and sediment control problems.

Assists in the promotion and development of conservation practices among landowners in the conservation districts.

Prepares reports on conservation district and related activities.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Some knowledge of land capabilities and the conservation methods and techniques required to keep land permanently and profitably productive.

Some knowledge of the programs and objectives of participating agencies interested in providing technical conservation services.

Some knowledge of the basic disciplines relating to conservation including agronomy, geology, and forestry.

Ability to secure and analyze facts and exercise sound judgement in arriving at conclusions.

Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public.

Some ability to speak in public.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: A bachelor's degree with major course work in soil and water conservation or one of the related disciplines.


Any equivalent combination of experience and training.