The District Manager will be employed by the McPherson County Conservation District and while on duty will be their representative to the public. The District Manager must be able and willing to perform a broad range of administrative, secretarial, and clerical duties for the 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 district activities and serves as the district liaison to other sister agencies, organizations, and 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 may require attendance (outside the normal range of workday hours) at meetings in which the District has an interest. Occasional overnight travel will be required to
attend various meetings, seminars, conventions, and workshops. 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 District Conservationist (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 related to those found in the Field Office Technical Guide. The district manager supervises and directs the work of any other employee of the conservation district.
Some of the district manager’s duties will be as follows, with any additions or deletions the supervisors deem necessary due to changing priorities:
1) Coordinates and explains district programs, including Water Resource Cost-Share and Nonpoint Source Pollution.
Maintains proper documentation of forms. Is responsible for drafting plans, items and amounts for cost-share and keeping records according to DOC guidelines. Advertises a yearly sign-up period.
2) Develops and implements district information and education programs. Serves on executive committee for planning and presenting the annual Children’s Water Festival. Assists with Ag in the Classroom, Envirothon, Agri land and other counties’ children’s festivals as time allows.
3) Greets and directs walk-in customers and answers phone calls.
4) Maintains District and NRCS files, handbooks, manuals and guides according to established systems.
5) Prepares correspondence, reports and other materials as needed.
6) Utilizes the computer to effectively collect, manage and disseminate information.
7) Processes incoming and outgoing mail. Sends copies of pertinent correspondence to supervisors, ensuring that they are kept abreast of district developments.
8) Orders office supplies, materials, and services.
9) Maintains financial records. Works with auditors to provide information necessary to prepare their annual report on the district’s financial practices.
10) Prepares draft of fiscal year budget, annual work plan and annual report for board review.
11) Maintains time and attendance reports. Prepares monthly payroll and prepares and submits monthly, quarterly and yearly payments and reports, including 941s, SUTA, W2s, W3, KW3, 1099s,1096s and our Sales Tax Return.
12) Oversees district Enterprise Operations, such as grass seed sales and scheduling and billing out equipment.
13) Assembles material for board meetings. Prepares and distributes minutes, financial statements, agenda and monthly report.
14) Orders, advertises, and distributes Soil Stewardship materials.
15) Maintains up-to-date district supervisor, employee, and Annual Meeting information on the State Cost Share
Information Management System (CSIMS) data base.
16) Supervises and directs the work of district personnel. Provides training for new employees and advises board of staffing needs. Assists in hiring new employees.