SWCDs

When a district hires an employee, the district is subject to the legal responsibilities of being an employer. There are a number of required personnel obligations and compliance requirements ranging from hiring practices to tax reporting. It is important to have well defined district policies and procedures, trained staff, and director's knowledgeable in personnel matters.

Because of the complexities of employing others, conservation districts should consult as many resources as possible. For specific questions, conservation districts should consult legal counsel or a personnel management professional.

Commonly requested examples relating to personnel management are available below. These are samples of other districts' work and are not recommendations. Any examples downloaded will need to be customized and edited to your district's needs. Additional examples are available by contacting the SWCD Program.

Resources​

Oregon Business Guide: Employer's Guide for Doing Business in Oregon

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Oregon SWCD Guidebook

SWCD Guide to Operations and Management Document

Personnel Management Handbook for Conservation District Directors and District Managers

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​​Tools and examples

Employee salary range from Jackson SWCD

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor, IRS 20 Factors Test

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Fact sheet: District as employer

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Personnel Policy of Jackson SWCD

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Safety Committees and Meetings from OSHA

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Seven Questions for 1-on-1 Staff Meetings from East Multnomah SWCD

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Volunteer Agreement with Workers Comp from SDAO

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Volunteer Agreement without Workers Comp

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Job descriptions

Assistant Bookkeeper/Front Office from Marion SWCD

Example job descriptions Document

District Manager from Yamhill SWCD

Example job descriptions Document

Natural Resource Conservationist from Jackson SWCD

Example job descriptions Document

Office Coordinator from Clackamas SWCD

Example job descriptions Document

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Contact

Eric Nusbaum
SWCD Operations Specialist
Phone: 541-846-6424
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