Clay Soil & Water Conservation District - District Technician/County Agriculture Inspector 

Area bordering both Highland Grove and Eglon townships before the introduction of flea beetles

Date Posted: 9/2/2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Starting Salary Range

  • Wage is based on experience 
  • Benefits:  PERA (Retirement), Health Insurance, Paid Annual Leave, Sick Leave and Holidays 


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies, Agriculture, or closely related field; or a combination of a two-year degree and equivalent work experience 
  • Computer skills with the standard Microsoft Office suite of programs is expected
  • Must be able to use GPS equipment and ArcGIS software.  
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential 
  • Knowledge of soil and water conservation issues is preferred 
  • Farm, rural, agriculture background preferred
  • Must be physically able and willing to work in varied terrain and weather conditions
  • Must have a valid driver’s license 
  • Must be able to successfully complete a background check 

To be Considered for this Position

All applicants must complete an application, and provide a cover letter and resume.  Applications can be found at "Apply" on this page.  Your cover letter and resume will need to be attached to your application.

Additional Information 

  • If you are an eligible military veteran and wish to claim Veteran’s Preference, you must present a legible photocopy of your DD214 form to the Office of Human Resources. All veterans who are certified will be considered for appointment.

Duties and Essential Functions

The listed examples may not include all the duties performed by all positions in this class. 

  • Act as the primary County Ag Inspector
  • Assist with the implementation of the State Buffer Strip Initiative 
  • Market and consult with farmers and landowners on local, state, and federal conservation programs
  • Use GIS/GPS tools for mapping and inventory  
  • Assist with District’s tree and no-till drill programs 
  • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of conservation practices
  • Present and participate with educational and outreach programs, presentations, promotions, demonstrations, press releases and newsletter articles
  • Assist with survey, design & layout of conservation practices according to NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) 
  • Assist with various reports and plans within required deadlines
  • Assist with observation well and ground water monitoring program 
  • Works with partnering agencies 
  • Applicants should be able to follow instructions, handle multiple projects, adapt to changing job duties and/or responsibilities, take initiative, and work independently 
  • Accepts other duties as assigned by the District Manager or Board of Supervisors