District News and Updates

Last Updated May 26, 2015

                             NOW HIRING! 
Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District (AASCD) is
seeking a motivated, team-oriented individual to fill
a position for District Office Manager. This is a Full-Time
County-paid position responsible for administrative and
secretarial tasks including managing financial reports,
office records, inter-office correspondence, board meetings,
district events, and public outreach. Duties may involve
heavy lifting and use of a handcart as well as operation
of a District Vehicle.
Applicant must have extensive experience with Microsoft
Office and QuickBooks software and demonstrate
effective spelling and vocabulary skills. Applicant must also
have experience working with the public and a valid driver's
license at time of application.

Applicants should expect to begin working no later than
June 25, 2015 and will be offered a starting salary of
$40,194 with generous benefits. A resume and cover letter
must be provided to shopkins@aascd.org by June 4, 2015
in order to be considered for this position. Correspondence
will be kept confidential and phone calls will not be accepted.


Twenty-eight years ago, Jim Stein walked into the District
office, then located on Chinqupin Round Road and asked
for a job. In those days, the office was located in a small
space that the Fish and Wildlife Service provided. That was
the last job he ever applied for. Ronald Reagan was the
President, and a gallon of gas was 89 cents. Over the years
he saw the District get picked up by the County and worked
in three different offices under three different managers. He eventually got promoted into the senior reviewer’s position
and finally became District manager in 2010. In 1987, when he began, erosion and sediment control was a new concept and
very few states enforced it. Now almost every state has some
level of an erosion control program. As an avid fisherman and
sailor, Jim enjoyed the Chesapeake Bay and its resources. He understood its importance and always worked to promote its

Now in his retirement he plans to travel the country in his RV
looking for gold. We wish him the best in his travels. If you
would like to follow his adventures on Instagram, search for Braidedcreek. 


The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
manages a program for Anne Arundel County residents
which provides a drop-off location for farmers to properly
dispose of scrap tires. A vital component of this program
is the willingness of sponsors to provide funding for
additional trailers. Each year, The Anne Arundel Soil
Conservation District contributes to the sponsoring of
trailers for this important program. For more information
on the program or how to sponsor trailers, please visit
the Tire Recycling Program Website by clicking on this link.