The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District (Ross SWCD) is currently accepting applications for an Ag Construction Engineering Technician. This position entails designing and recommending best conservation management practices for farming, woodland management, wetland management, recreational land use and urban land use.


Required education and experience: Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) or Associate Degree in Conservation, Natural Resources or Agriculture related field, or up to two years related experience in conservation and environmental land use planning or agriculture; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


The Ag Construction Engineering Technician position is located in the Ross SWCD office in Chillicothe, Ohio and offers remote working and flexible scheduling. Salary range: $17.31 to $19.71 per hour. Benefits include county CEBCO health insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) of Ohio. Some overtime may be required.  A six-month probationary period will be in effect according to Ross SWCD Employment Policy.


A valid Ohio driver’s license, background check, and other provisions are required.  Click here for a detailed job description. Email questions to or call District Administrator, Bob Neal at 740-772-4110, ext. 116.


Mail a cover letter and resume by May 27, 2022, to Ross SWCD, 475 Western Avenue, Suite H, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. Or email a cover letter and resume by May 27, 2022, with “Job Posting” in the subject line, to


The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity provider and employer. All SWCD programs and services are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or handicap.

Local Weather Information

Board Meetings

The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors regular meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in Conference Room D at the Ross County Service Center.

June 14
July 12
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8

December 13

The Annual Meeting will be held on August 18, 2022

Contact the District Administrator for more information including log-in codes for telephone and video conferences.

Ohio Nutrient Applicator Forecast

Use this tool to determine what the risk of runoff will be after application

Ross SWCD is
currently providing
Service by Appointment

Please Call
and Press 116

or send us an email:

Bob Neal - Administrator

JT Flowers - Wildlife/Eng Tech
Ben Givens - Urban/Eng Tech
Greg Rouse - GIS Coordinator
To reach the
Ohio Department of Agriculture
about Agricultural Pollution
Call 614-265-6610


Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program

The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District is a local sponsor under the Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP). This means the Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation can partner with Ross County landowners and the Ross Soil and Water Conservation District to permanently preserve Ohio farms. Contact the district for more information or visit the Farmland Preservation website for more information.

Logging Training at Scioto Trails

These "fellers" attended logging training at Scioto Trails. JT Flowers, Ben Givens and Chris Pancake attended the Ohio Forestry Association Master Logging class this week. Master Loggers do a lot to prevent soil erosion during and after a logging operation. Timber owners can file a voluntary Timber Harvest Plan with the Ross SWCD. Contact the District for more information.

Augmented Reality Sandbox at Unioto

Thank you to Unioto Middle School science teachers Olivia Muntz and Esmeralda Kight for inviting the Soil & Water Conservation District to demonstrate principles of topography with the District's Augmented Reality Sandbox. Julie Kyle and Chris Pancake met with students in small groups to review topographical maps and then students designed their own landscapes with the interactive AR Sandbox.