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28 Jun 2019

Full-Time District Manager

Edwards County Conservation District – Posted by cassandra.burkhart Kinsley, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Edwards County Conservation District
District Manager Position Description


The district manager performs various administrative, secretarial, and clerical duties for the Edwards County Conservation District. This position administers and carries out policies and operates within the guidelines set forth by the board of supervisors. The district manager provides day-to-day coordination of the district activities and serves as the district’s representative to other agencies, organizations and the general public. In addition to working for the district, the district manager shall, within the range of duties and hours of work set by the board of supervisors, be directed to provide support services for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Work requires attendance at meetings in which the district has an interest. Occasional overnight travel will be required to attend various meetings, seminars, and workshops.
All duties and actions taken by this position while on official duty will be performed in a safe and healthful manner and will be of a nature to reflect favorably on the Edwards County Conservation District.

Principal Duties

1. Serves as office receptionist by receiving visitors and telephone calls.
2. Schedules appointments for NRCS District Conservationist (DC).
3. Types correspondence, reports, and other materials as needed.
4. Utilizes computer to effectively collect, manage and disseminate information.
5. Processes incoming and outgoing mail.
6. Coordinates and explains district programs.
7. Oversees district business such as equipment rental and grass seed, weed barrier, drip irrigation supplies and marking flag sales.
8. Maintains financial records and ledgers.
9. Assembles materials for board meetings. Records, prepares and distributes minutes.
10. Maintains time and attendance reports for district employees. Completes payroll records and withholding reports.
11. Prepares a draft of the annual work plan, annual report, and annual budgets for district board review.
12. Develops and implements district information and education programs.
13. Coordinates annual meeting preparations.
14. Oversees recycling center and coordinates outgoing loads of recyclables.
15. Coordinates Earth Team Volunteers.
16. Develops conservation plan maps for NRCS.
17. Assists NRCS in uploading contract documents.
18. Assists in developing and modifying CRP maps, contracts, and plans.
19. Advertises district and NRCS programs and activities through the newspaper and Facebook.


Policy and program direction is received from the district board. The district manager is under the direct supervision of the district board chairperson. This position independently carries out day-to-day work.
The NRCS DC will provide supervision and direction where NRCS has overall program responsibilities, or in the management of NRCS office space or NRCS-owned equipment. The DC will also provide supervisory technical support on all activities relative to those found in the Field Office Technical Guide.

Minimum Qualifications

1. High school diploma or GED certificate.
2. Ability to pass a background check.
1. Working knowledge of office equipment.
2. Working knowledge of computer software i.e., word processing.
3. Working knowledge of spelling punctuation, grammar, mathematics and general office procedures.
4. Working knowledge of basic accounting and bookkeeping methods.
5. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
6. Ability to organize and plan work.
7. Ability to work without day-to-day supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Prior experience in clerical, secretarial, and/or administrative work.
2. Proficiency with QuickBooks to perform accounting and bookkeeping.
3. General knowledge of conservation practices.

Required Personal Traits

1. A can-do attitude and willingness to learn.
2. Effectiveness in getting along with others.
3. Ability to work independently.
4. Loyalty, integrity and discretion.
5. Judgment, initiative, resourcefulness.
6. Poise, personal dignity, neatness, and good grooming.

Benefits and Pay

1. KPERS Retirement
2. 8 hours Annual Leave per month
3. 8 hours Sick Leave per month
4. Paid federal holidays
5. Pay based on experience ($25,000 – $30,000 per year)

How to Apply

Pick up an application in person at 120 E 7th St Kinsley, KS or request an application via email from Call 620-659-3142 ext. 3 for more information.

Job Categories: Environmental and Agricultural Systems. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: agriculture, clerical, Conservation, and secreterial. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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