Vacancy Announcement
Part-Time Administrative Assistant
Posted: August 10 – 27, 2018

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District (MSWCD) is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Administrative Assistant. This position is employed by the MSWCD Board of Supervisors and is under the daily supervision of the district administrator.

A partial list of responsibilities includes: acting as receptionist to the MSWCD office by answering phone calls and assisting walk-in clients, typing correspondence and meeting minutes, maintaining mailing lists and other databases in Access, receipting payments, filing, assisting other staff members with events, and maintaining the rental equipment paperwork and various schedules, and ordering supplies and re-sale items.

Minimum requirement is an Associate’s degree in business, administrative office assistant, marketing, or closely related field of study or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Candidate must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and be insurable for vehicle operation, and be able to successfully pass a drug screening and criminal background check. Applicant must be proficient in MS Office, including Word, Access, Excel, and Publisher. Must be physically able to assist at outdoor events.

This is a part-time position, 20-25 hours, five days per week (not to exceed 29 hours per week), subject to a probationary period. Attendance at some evening meetings and weekend events may be required. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. This position is eligible for vacation time and sick leave (pro-rated based on the number of hours worked) and paid holidays (for the typical number of hours worked on a normal work day) if the holiday falls on a normally scheduled work day. Employee will be under Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). There are no medical/health care benefits associated with this position.

The completed official application, cover letter and resume must be received by Monday, August 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Submit to Muskingum SWCD, 225 Underwood Street Suite 100, Zanesville, Ohio 43701. The application and complete position description may be downloaded from our website at or may be picked up at the office at the above address Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Part-Time Administrative Assistant Job Description 

Employment Application


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2018 Resource Conservation Award Winner- Ag Division

Doug, Beth, Landyn, and Kendyl McConnell

The McConnells farm 240 acres of corn for cash grain and feed for their 22 cow/calf pairs and 170 head of dairy beef steers they raise from 6 weeks of age to market weight. They raise 240 acres of soybeans for cash grain and have 8 acres of alfalfa.

For the past three years, they have transitioned into using rye cover crops on the soybean acres. Most of their acreage is considered highly erodible land, and they use no-till and cover crops to reduce erosion. They have installed grass waterways were applicable, they rotate crops, and pay particular attention to nutrient management.

The McConnell Farm was a featured stop on the 2016 ATV Tour because they had no-till planted their corn into 6 foot tall standing rye cover. They have participated in strip-trial nutrient management plots in conjunction with OSU, OSU Extension and the Muskingum SWCD and have been a cooperator with the SWCD’s Nutrient Management and Water Quality Study for several years. By implementing the various different conservation practices and decreasing nutrient applications, they have seen a decrease in fuel use, better soil conditions, and reduced input costs.

Doug is a member of the Muskingum County Farm Bureau County, in which is a current Board member. The McConnell’s motto is “you take care of the soil and the soil will take care of you.” Congratulations to Doug, Beth, Landyn and Kendyl McConnell!


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