District News

June Meeting to be held Virtually



Soil Conservation District





The Hudson-Essex-Passaic Soil Conservation District is a subdivision of State government, organized under the New Jersey Soil Conservation Act, NJSA 4:24-1 et seq.  As a public subdivision of the State all board meetings are subject to public notice and open to public attendance.  In accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 and 10:4-8 Open Public Meetings Act and P.L. 2020, c.11, the Board of Supervisors will hold a remote public meeting on Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. by way of electronic communication/live streaming.  Be advised that members of the public can participate in said meeting by visiting www.hepsoilnj.org and following the instructions for meeting participation. 


This is a temporary policy only put in place due to the ongoing public health emergency.  The Board of Supervisors will hold this meeting via electronic/remote/telephone forum and the meeting will be closed to any in-person attendance.


Formal action will/may be taken on previous meeting minutes, Treasurer’s Reports, Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Plan Certifications, Enforcement Actions, and other issues.  A detailed agenda will be posted on www.hepsoilnj.org


Please contact the HEP-SCD District Office at 862-333-4505 prior to participation to verify the public meeting remains on the schedule.



Matthew J. Ward, Chairman


HEPSCD is hiring

Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Inspector/Plan Reviewer

Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District – Bloomfield, NJ

8 am – 4 pm, M – F, Salary $40,000 ++ commensurate with experience


Benefits include:

  • Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays/Personal/Sick Days
  • NJ State Pension



  • Provide oversight to ensure that construction projects implement the State of NJ’s Soil Erosion & Sediment Control standards, including storm water management, air quality compliance, and Best Management Practices
  • Coordinate with regulatory agencies including local municipalities, state, and federal agencies as needed
  • Organization of paperwork, files, and records
  • Travel to sites to perform inspections within Essex, Passaic, & Hudson counties
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle/Valid driver’s license
  • Travel/walk on uneven and unpaved surfaces
  • Private vehicle to travel to construction sites / Mileage reimbursed at Federal Level (currently $.575/mile)
  • Strong organizational, computer, reporting and communication skills


Education/Experience Preferred:

  • Experience with soils and/or erosion control/water resources
  • College degree in agriculture/natural resources/geosciences or a related field
  • Knowledge of construction practices


 Submit resume via mail or e-mail to:       Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District

80 Orchard St.

Bloomfield, NJ  07003




The Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to Race, Creed, Color, Sex, Age, Handicap, or National Origin.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension High Tunnel Opening

Rutgers Cooperative Extension has announced the opening of a new high tunnel greenhouse structure at the Passaic County Golf Course. The high tunnel was funded through a grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts under the Urban Agriculture Conservation Initiative. RCE partnered with the Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District to apply for the grant. More