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Paulding SWCD is currently hiring for a Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) Nutrient Management Specialist.  The position will be multi-county coverage of Paulding, Defiance and Williams County.  This position is a two year grant funded position.  It will include surveying, field work, laying out practices, construction checks, design conservation planning, assisting on Ohio’s Pollution Abatement Program such as handling complaints and compliance under the SB1 Program within the WLEB area. 


Applicants should have background in natural resource management, conservation practices, knowledge/experience/training in resource management and conservation practices, environmental science and agriculture with a minimum of an associate’s degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Other Requirements:

Microsoft Office

ARC GIS or CAD program experience


Organizational Skills

Excellent Oral and Written Communications

Team Leadership

Excellent Customer Service Skills


This position will require extensive field work and the ability to traverse uneven terrain by foot.  A valid Ohio driver’s license and the ability to obtain drive other car insurance will be required.  Background checks will be conducted and an aptitude test will be administered.


Starting salary will be based on experience and qualifications.  The Paulding SWCD offers a benefit package that includes health insurance, Medicare, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, vacation and sick leave.


All programs, services and activities of the Paulding SWCD and the ODA Division of Soil and Water Conservation are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status or handicap.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three (non-family) references to Paulding SWCD office located at 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio  45879. 


Application Deadline:  February 16, 2016 at 4 pm.


Introducing......the....NUT WIZARD!

Many of you maybe wondering what in the world is a nut wizard. A nut wizard is a convenient tool that will take the effort out of gathering nuts off of the ground. This tool will help you clean up your yard of fallen nuts, seeds or even apples with ease. It is even capable of retrieving golf balls or used ammunition at the shooting range. The nut wizard is easy to operate and takes little effort without the backbreaking pain of picking nuts and seeds that fall in your yard. This product is durable and comfortable to use.  It works in grass or uneven ground. It weighs around three pounds and comes with a dumper that can be placed over top of a five gallon bucket or trash can for each collection of the nuts or seeds. The nut wizard is made up of four parts. It contains a comfortable to use handle, a metal basket, a bail, and a dumper. To use this tool, aim the arch of the basket that touches the ground toward the nuts, balls, or used ammunition you would like to gather. You do not need to apply downward pressure when you use the nut wizard.  Putting pressure on the basket will cause the wires to spread apart and may damage the basket permanently. Roll the basket a complete rotation to pick up the nuts, seeds or balls, so that any object held between the wires will be put inside the basket. Twist the basket to one side or the other as needed, and remove sticks immediately to prevent damage to the basket. Experiment with how fast you roll the tool. Going too slow can cause objects to stick between the wires; going too fast could throw them out. Do not rake items into a pile before using your nut wizard tool. Do not overfill the basket; empty it before it gets completely full. Then simply use the dumper to collect your items in a trash can or bucket.  It will not only save you time but also the stress on your back. If you would like more information about the nut wizard or are interested in this item. Please visit the Paulding SWCD office at 503 Fairground Dr. for more information or a demonstration of how the item works. 


Click HERE to find out about the latest programs and cost sharing available through Paulding SWCD!

Tree Seedlings are on sale now!

Click HERE to download a form today.

Please return the form with payment to the Paulding Soil & Water Office by March 1, 2016.

FISH SALE has started!

Click HERE to download your order form today.

Deadline for orders:  April 29, 2016

**Next Board Meeting**

February 10, 2016
Meetings are subject to change.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at the Black Swamp Nature Center.  


How did we measure up in 2014?

113 School/Adult Presentations Given with a Total Attendance over 2700!
Over 50 Articles placed in local and surrounding newspapers
 75+ Rentals of the Black Swamp Nature Center
30+ Rentals of Equipment

To Top It Off.......Our new Technician dove right into projects!

Black Swamp Park Paving Project Funds 100% Raised and Project Completed.
Next step, the Black Swamp Nature Center Building Parking Area!

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