OLC Otter Creek Watershed Coordinator Job Posting - apply by September 2, 2017

The Ouabache Land Conservancy is the lead agency for a grant-funded conservation implementation program in the Otter Creek Watershed in Vigo, Clay, and Parke Counties. This grant will run approximately September 2017 through September 2019. The OLC is seeking creative and motivated candidates for the position of Watershed Coordinator for the duration of this project. The Watershed Coordinator will work in cooperation with the OLC Board of Directors, Otter Creek Watershed Steering Committee, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.


1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in related fields.

2. Knowledge of and working experience with NRCS Best Management Practices.

3. Excellent written and verbal skills; capability to communicate to a diverse audience.

4. Technology skills that will be beneficial include a working knowledge of: All Microsoft Office Products, GIS, GPS, Scanners and Copy Machines.

5. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, optimism, and organization.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Write the 319 Watershed Management Plan for the Otter Creek Watershed.

2. Oversee the process of writing the Planning grant, while participating in education/outreach, steering committee meetings, and other opportunities.

3. Build partnerships with local businesses, agencies, landowners, and operators.

4. Working with the SWCD district staff’s in Clay, Parke, and Vigo Counties to successfully develop and/or promote as needed watershed activities such as: conducting presentations, addressing non-point source pollution issues, conservation tillage field days and workshops, providing tours of successful operations, encouraging public participation through public meetings, newsletters, news releases, social media and field days/workshops related to watershed management and non-point source pollution issues.

5. Coordinate stakeholder meetings with the SWCD Staff to inform landholders and gain landholder feedback on the status of the watershed project.

6. Utilize the IDEM/Region 5 Pollutant Load Reduction Model (or other approved model) to provide, when applicable, sediment and nutrient load reductions for every BMP presented as a result of this project, including BMPs not funded with this grant.


The salary range for the position of Watershed Coordinator/Resource Technician is approximately $40,000/yr. Pay will be made in arrears and as agreed upon tasks are accomplished.

Email cover letter and resumé to Ouabache Land Conservancy at ottercreekwatershed@gmail.com no later than 4:00 pm (ET) on Saturday, September 2 for consideration