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The Washington State Conservation Commission uses this page to share job recruitment notices from our agency and conservation districts. Not all conservation districts post their job openings here. Please contact individual conservation districts for more information.

Program Coordinator

Mason Conservation District

This position will coordinate marine shoreline community engagement efforts in watersheds throughout Mason County.

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Type: Regular, benefits, FLSA non-exempt; Full-time,1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)

Note: This position is supported by and contingent on available grant funding.

Opening Date: October 15, 2021

Closing Date: Open until filled. Screening begins November 10, 2021.

 Employment Application: Send a cover letter, resume and references electronically to:

Riparian-Water Quality Team Lead

Okanogan Conservation District

The Okanogan Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a Riparian-Water Quality – Team Lead position. The Riparian-Water Quality – Team Lead will work closely with landowners, coworkers, conservation partners, and others to develop and implement voluntary conservation plans specific to each landowner’s needs.

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Incumbents with a bachelor’s degree or higher with academic training and/or experience in water quality, biology, natural resource management, environmental sciences, fisheries management, agricultural sciences, engineering, or a related discipline, are encouraged to apply.

This position is open until filled. First review of applicants for interviews is 12:00 PM, October 28, 2021. Contact the Okanogan Conservation District office for detailed position descriptions.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (at least two of which are professional) directly to:

Okanogan Conservation District

1251 2nd Ave. South, Room 102

Okanogan, WA 98840

Administrative Assistant

Lewis Conservation District

The position of Administrative Assistant is an office position of the Lewis Conservation District. The employee occupying this position performs activities as directed by the District Manager and reports monthly to the Board of Supervisors.

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To be eligible, applicants must have two years of Administrative Assistant experience in an agency or office and a Washington State driver's license.

To apply: Complete and submit an application, resume, and cover letter to the Lewis Conservation District no later than 3:00 pm October 13, 2021.

For more information, please contact:

Lewis Conservation District

2057 SW Salsbury Ave.

Chehalis, WA 98532

(360) 996-4560

The Snohomish Conservation District (SCD) has an opening for a full time Farm Planner position.

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Primary duties include providing technical assistance to agricultural operators through site visits, resource evaluations, and natural resource conservation management plans; providing outreach and education to the public about conservation planning and best management practices (BMPs); and implementing BMPs and conservation practices. A successful candidate will have knowledge of BMPs and natural resource management priorities relevant to small and large agricultural operations in the Puget Sound region, and the ability to engage with diverse community members to assess needs, design conservation plans, communicate recommendations, and implement practices.

This position is open until filled but priority will be given to applications received by 12:01 am, Monday, October 11, 2021.  

A full position description and application instructions are available at:

KCCD is part of a cluster of five conservation districts in North Central Washington who work cooperatively to maintain a shared professional engineer position. The engineer provides services to all districts as needed, but KCCD is the home base.

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This position requires a self-starter with strong experience working with private landowners, consulting engineers, local jurisdictions, tribes, and other parties to identify, prioritize and implement natural resource projects and programs, and an understanding of the broad spectrum of issues facing the conservation districts, as well as the people they serve.

For more information about this position and how to apply, see the full position description below.

Pierce CD seeks a highly collaborative, mission driven, Executive Director to lead us in our pursuit to find relevant, sustainable solutions to our community’s natural resource concerns, innovative programing, and organizational excellence.

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Position open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed as received. Interviews begin Sept 28th.

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to:

Cynthia Winter

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Senior Natural Resource Planner

San Juan Islands Conservation District

This position oversees the San Juan Islands Conservation District’s work with farm and forest landowners in San Juan County, developing and implementing natural resource conservation management plans.

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Annual salary is $60,000 - $75,000 DOQ.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Paul Andersson, Position open until filled.

Executive Director - Conservation Commission

The Washington State Conservation Commission is currently seeking an Executive Director who will work with our governing Board of Commissioners, Commission staff, and the state’s 45 conservation districts to carry out the vision and mission of the Commission consistent with the Commission’s values.

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View the full position description and application instructions here. This posting is Open Until Filled. Application review will begin on Monday, September 27, 2021. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time, so it is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.

As a state agency director you will be a member of the Governor's Natural Resources Cabinet and will collaborate and coordinate with the Governor's policy staff and Executive Branch on natural resource issues.  You will serve on other agency policy bodies. You will collaborate with other agency directors to determine strategic initiatives and efficiencies that can result in partnerships that better address natural resource needs.  In this role, you will be responsible for developing an operational plan, including objectives and results expected. You will support and manage a staff of 24 FTEs; oversee operations, including the development of the agency budget for submittal to the Office of Financial Management; and implement a biennial budget in excess of $90 million per biennium.  

You will provide our governing Board of Commissioners a broad understanding of issues facing natural resources in Washington State, recommendations on program development, and risk assessments. You’ll also communicate positions to the 485 conservation district supervisors and staff across the state.  You will provide the necessary leadership to bring together diverse partnerships across the natural resources spectrum. This includes other state agencies, federal agencies, tribal governments, local governments, and the state's 45 conservation districts.

In addition, you will be responsible for the oversight and governance of each of the 45 conservation districts' volunteer boards of supervisors -- each of which has five members -- including approving their elections and appointments.  The SCC is responsible for providing funding to these 45 conservation districts across the state. You will submit the funding allocations to the Commission's governing body for affirmation. The 45 conservation districts utilize these funds for operations and salaries of the 235 employees statewide and for projects implemented by landowners to support healthy soils, water, air, plants, animals, and working lands. The result is to improve and protect the health of our natural resources, including their economic viability and sustainability, and cultural resources in our state.


The requirements for this position will include:

  • A Bachelor's Degree or higher in natural resources, agriculture, public policy, political science or related field.
  • Staff management experience, including management of remotely located staff; experience in dealing with local and state units of government.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic communication planning; program development and project management; stakeholder management and group dynamics; written and verbal communication; and performing in a high-stress, high-demand environment.
  • Demonstrated senior/executive-level management/leadership skills that include active listening, the ability to make quick and consistently accurate decisions, creating and maintaining a collaborative, team-oriented work environment, developing effective coaching and mentoring programs, and directing and overseeing change.
  • Experience in successfully working with diverse groups of people to develop collaborative solutions.  
  • Knowledge of the legislative process, ability to address media, and prepare and present material in a variety of methods to various audiences.

Supplemental Information

We are looking for someone who will be an active participant in improving our great state -- someone who wants to work with an office team who values the "Big Picture" and will do everything to help you be successful.  Additional bonuses to the job includes: a flexible schedule, a variety of challenging duties and responsibilities (you won't get bored!), traveling across the state, including nationwide, and did we mention the awesome staff you will have?  If this is YOU, please apply today!

As you can see, this isn't your typical posting where we require you to fill out a long application. We value your time and would love to hear more about why you are interested in this position.  All you need to be considered for this opportunity is to attach:

  • Cover Letter: We want to know more about you!  Tell us how you meet the requirements for this position and what you will bring to our agency.
  • A resume detailing your past experience and education as it relates to the position.
  • Only a few minutes of your time to create your profile (name, address, phone) and answer a few supplemental questions attached to this application

And that's it!

Allow us to explain why you, a skilled professional, would want this unique job:

This is a workplace that truly values you and your ideas to improve our processes for how we meet our customer expectations.  You will be surrounded with the most talented and agile professionals who are passionate about our state and the work we do and will work hard for our customers.  You will get to interact with state and local decision makers, as well as the individual residents we support. You will travel to see how our contributions have been implemented and see the positive changes in the local environment.  This is a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity, especially if you are passionate about the environment, working lands, and our state's commitment to improving how we approach making our state a better place to live and work.  Ultimately, the work you do to support our conservation community in improving and preserving natural resources will help sustain our future for generations, and you can say you were a part of that!

And if that isn't enough?  We welcome, encourage, and value a healthy work/life balance. Our workplace is located in Lacey, Washington just minutes from the Capitol Campus and downtown Olympia. Olympia is a vibrant community with numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation and the visual and performing arts, plus highly regarded public schools, a community college, and two universities. Nearby attractions include mountains for hiking and skiing, coastlines for beach combing, and easy access to Seattle and Portland.

Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions:

  • COVID Vaccination Requirement: Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021, as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are a selected candidate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination. You may request an accommodation if you are unable to meet the requirement due to a medical or religious necessity.  
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is expected. When approved to return, the incumbent will work with the commission board chair to identify an appropriate work schedule and balance including telework and reporting to the Lacey duty station for work activities.
  • Standard business hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  May be expected to adjust the work schedule to meet business needs.
  • Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week or outside of normal hours which may include evenings and weekends.
  • Legally operate a state or privately-owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.

Opportunity for All:

The Washington State Conservation Commission celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, marital status, families with children (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, honorably discharged veteran or military status, status as an individual with the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with disabilities or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.

You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our organization.

Contact Information:

Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

For questions about this recruitment or to request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact Angie Anderson at (360) 407-8446 or email

Natural Resource Educator

Whidbey Island Conservation District

WICD is seeking an enthusiastic education professional who has experience inspiring land stewardship and natural resource conservation with diverse audiences. Come join our team!

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The Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) is seeking an education professional who has a passion for and experience in inspiring land stewardship and natural resource conservation on private lands and with diverse audiences. This position is a part-time (0.6 FTE; 24 hours/week) one-year grant-funded role through August 2022 with opportunities for position expansion with additional grant funding. The position is based at the WICD office in Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington.

The Natural Resource Educator role is responsible for collaboratively engaging with staff, Board, partners, and clients on the development and delivery of a new approach to serving our agricultural audience on Whidbey Island - through the new "Agland Stewardship Program" to assist Small, Beginning, and Historically Underserved Farmers and Rural Landowners on Whidbey Island in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. This multi-pronged program will involve coordinating seasonal Farm Walk events, videos, social media, and web content design and delivery, as well as cultivating producer and partner relationships.

View the full position description here.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, fillable application (available at the WICD website, and resume to; subject line: Natural Resource Educator. Three professional references will be required and contacted if applicant is selected for an interview. Application materials must be received on or before Tuesday, September 21, 2021. This position will remain open until filled.

Project Coordinator II

Cascadia Conservation District

The purpose of this position is to provide day-to-day project coordination and oversight necessary for implementation of watershed restoration/enhancement efforts on private lands. All projects involve natural resource related issues and have been identified as priority actions in the District’s Long Range, Annual and/or specific project plans.

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Cascadia Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join the District as a Project Coordinator II. This full-time position will lead the District's habitat restoration work in Chelan county. This position will prioritize, develop and implement habitat restoration projects to improve salmonid species and water quality. They will serve as the point of contact for landowners interested in implementing habitat restoration projects on their property. The Project Coordinator II will also serve on a variety of water resource and salmon recovery committees, and develop, write and manage grant opportunities for habitat restoration. This position will have the opportunity to lead and grow the habitat restoration program at Cascadia CD.

View the full job announcement here, and full position description here.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume with at least three (3) references to Ryan Williams via this form.

Applications close on September 22nd at 5:00 p.m.

Habitat Improvement Projects Manager

Pierce Conservation District

Pierce Conservation District is seeking a full-time Habitat Improvement Projects Manager to lead the Floodplains for the Future adaptive management team, provide technical assistance to landowners within priority basins, and develop and manage a pipeline of habitat improvement restoration projects.

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This is a fulltime, exempt Program Manager level 2 or 3 position, with an annual salary between$57,869 - $63,656,depending on qualifications and experience.

To apply, visit and within the Habitat Improvement Projects Manager job description follow the “Apply Now” link and fill out the form, attaching both a cover letter and resume complete with three (3) professional references.

For more information, click to view the full job description linked below.

Resource Conservationist

Benton Conservation District

This position is responsible for conducting and monitoring field data and incorporating the results into conservation plan analysis and reports.

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This position will focus primarily on farm management planning, working directly with landowners and operators to benefit their operations and the natural resources present on the property. Experience in water quality monitoring and Firewise planning is desired, but not required. This position also implements and coordinates other field project activities as assigned by District Manager. This work may include working with volunteers, interns, work crews, project contractors, and technical staff on specific projects.

The Resource Conservationist position is responsible for aligning district and partner programs to the greatest benefit to both the landowner/operator and the natural resources. Knowledge of the new Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP), in conjunction with the natural resource planning priorities is desired. This position will be responsible for identifying, developing and implementing projects that address natural resource and habitat concerns.

View the full position description and instructions to apply in the attachment below.


Please submit:

1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. Three (3) professional references

Be sure to describe your interest in the position and the skills you bring to our conservation district. Your cover letter is not to exceed one page. Letters of recommendation may be included.

Send electronically (please no paper copies) to:

Please include: Resource Conservationist – YOUR NAME in the subject line.

Benton Conservation District
10121 W. Clearwater, Suite 101
Kennewick, WA 99336

(509) 736-6000

Heritage Garden Program Assistant

Benton Conservation District

This position is primarily responsible for conducting Heritage Garden Program implementation activities in Yakima County.

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This position will focus on working with landowners, businesses and municipalities to convert high water-use landscapes to efficient low water-use landscapes using predominantly native plants. Experience gardening with or propagating native plants is desired. This position will work with local conservation districts, garden clubs, Master Gardeners, local native plant society chapter and others to implement the Heritage Garden Program in Yakima County. Work will include making presentations to various groups to educate them on the Heritage Garden Program in addition to organizing workshops/webinars.

View the full position description in the attachment below.


Please submit:

1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. Three (3) professional references

Be sure to describe your interest in the position and the skills you bring to our conservation district. Your cover letter is not to exceed one page. Letters of recommendation may be included.

Send electronically (please no paper copies) to:

Please include: HG Program Assistant – YOUR NAME in the subject line.

Benton Conservation District
10121 W. Clearwater, Suite 101
Kennewick, WA 99336

(509) 736-6000

Communications Consultant

Join our team! The Conservation Commission seeks a Communications Consultant to lead efforts that engage people with conservation.

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This position will work under the direction of the Communications Manager and will be responsible for leading comprehensive and inclusive information and marketing strategies that engage target audiences with voluntary conservation programs and activities of the Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) and conservation districts.  

You will analyze target audience understanding of SCC/conservation district programs and determine/implement appropriate communication objectives and strategies to increase engagement with our conservation and working lands activities. You will lead public relations for high-profile state programs; serve as lead agency spokesperson; and prepare and disseminate materials to news media. You will serve as the agency’s Accessibility Coordinator and manage the agency’s social media presence. You also will coordinate, prepare, and disseminate informational materials, such as annual and special reports; translate agency written materials into Spanish; and assist with web content management.

View the full announcement for details. Application review begins the week of September 13, 2021.

IT Policy and Planning Manager

Join our team! Conservation Commission seeks IT professional to lead important work for our agency.

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This position will be the lead coordinator and liaison in working between WaTech and the Department of Ecology, where our agency leases space and utilizes their network connectivity and follows all security policies and standards.  You will be critical to the agency to ensure the State Conservation Commission’s policies are up to compliance with the state’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), review and identify vulnerability to current processes, make recommendations, and work towards resolving any issues identified. You will ensure all systems (website, data and financial) are properly secured from outside attacks that could impact the agency if compromised.

Plus, you'll get to work with a great team! View the full job announcement for details.

AmeriCorps- Outreach Coordinator

Clark Conservation District

Clark Conservation District is looking for a motivated and engaged individual to serve as our new 21-22 AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator.

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The AmeriCorps Member will serve residents in Clark County by promoting sound agricultural, forestry, and urban stormwater practices to improve soil and water quality.  The Member will create educational outreach material, complete outreach activities, and educate communities about available resources to improve soil and water quality.  The Member will serve the diverse communities of Clark County by educating residents about natural resources and technical and financial assistance available to them. They will be responsible for leading educational workshops for landowners including creating educational outreach materials. We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are creative thinkers and results-oriented, have the ability to multi-task, prioritize actions, and have strong project management skills. You must be able to work independently and collaboratively with others and have a service-oriented attitude. The Member will build connections within Russian and Spanish-speaking populations.  Additionally, the Member will help identify new residents to serve through surveys, outreach, and site visits. They will work with HOAs, local farm organizations, and urban groups to serve these communities through education of conservation programs, practices, and resources. They will create brochures to educate about resources, healthy farms, healthy water, and healthy backyard practices.

Interviews are expected to beheld in August with a start date of October 1st.

To see the full job description and learn to apply, visit:

Stewardship Forester

Clark Conservation District

Clark Conservation District is seeking a Stewardship Forester to join our team. Join our team and work with landowners, partner groups, and the public in the development and delivery of forestry stewardship practices that aid in the conservation and healthy management of Clark County’s forest lands.

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The Stewardship Forester consults with non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners providing technical assistance and help developing individual forest stewardship management plans. This position provides on-site professional forest management advice to support individual landowner objectives, including recommendations regarding forest health and fire risk assessments.

Primary Job Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Stewardship Forester is to work directly with small forest owner/operators within Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum Conservation Districts. The measurement of success is forestry plans and practices applied on the land to improve forestry operations via water quality, wildlife habitat, and soil health. The Stewardship Forester will work with private landowners to develop and implement forest stewardship plans for wildfire resilience and forest health. They will field technical assistance requests, complete site inventories and resource concern checklists, write forest stewardship plans that recommend forest management actions, identify cost share opportunities, assist landowners through the cost share process, and provide advice and guidance during the implementation of forest management practices. This position will also provide support to partner organizations around forest stewardship issues and work with communities on wildfire resilience.

Position Type: Full Time (40 hours/week) with benefits. Paid hourly $23.00 - $28.00 DOE.

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This position is primarily responsible for working directly with landowners and local agencies to oversee the successful implementation of the VSP work plan throughout Douglas County.

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Position is open until filled. First review of applicants will occur on July 16, 2021. Please submit a cover letter and resume with at least three references to: or in writing to: Foster Creek Conservation District, PO Box 398, Waterville, WA 98858.

Please see link to the Position Description below, or visit for more information.

Conservation Specialist - Clackamas SWCD

Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is offering an opportunity to begin a career in land conservation. We are looking for individuals who want to apply their passion for the land in rural Clackamas County. Our goal is to create a high-quality, career entry job experience for an emerging conservation leader.

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This is a limited-duration, grant-funded position lasting two years with the possibility of renewal contingent on future grant awards.

Successful applicants will:

  • Demonstrate an existing passion for a conservation career. Examples could include having/pursuing an academic degree in a conservation-related field; volunteer service; working for non-profit or other organizations with a conservation-related mission; and/or other similar background.
  • Engage with small farm owners and rural residential property owners.
  • Possess a strong desire to work outside in the field of natural resources.
  • Gain experience and apply new skills and knowledge in working lands, native habitat restoration, and watershed health.
  • Have the ability to learn about and identify native plants and apply skills to place, install and maintain them.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Possess willingness to collaborate with a team.
  • Have strong initiative and ability to work independently as training progresses.
  • Provide superior customer service to the public, landowners, partners, and CSWCD staff.

The primary focus for this position is on helping landowners, collaborating to successfully implement practices that protect water quality and conserve natural resources. The Conservation Specialist is expected to provide superior customer service and to represent the District in a professional manner.

View the full position description and application instructions here.

Stewardship Forester

Cascadia Conservation District

The purpose of this position is to implement the Cascadia Conservation District’s forest health and wildfire resilience programs. These programs are founded on natural resource management activities with private landowners.

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Position Status: Full Time exempt

Wage: Starting at $4,517 – $5,224 per month, depending on qualifications and experience

Closing Date: 5:00 p.m, July 8, 2021

For more information about this position and how to apply, see links to the full Position Announcement and Description below.

Resource Specialist II

Cascadia Conservation District

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the coordination and implementation of various Cascadia Conservation District programs. These programs involve natural resource related activities.

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Position Status: Full Time exempt

Hourly Wage: Starting at $4517 – $5224 per month, Depending on Qualifications and Experience

Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2021

For more information, view the Job Description and Announcement below.

Habitat Improvement Program Director

Pierce Conservation District

Pierce Conservation District is seeking a full-time Habitat Improvement Program Director to lead an exciting new era of our work to restore habitat that is vital to the health and wellbeing of fish and wildlife, as well as the people of Pierce County.

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This position will be part of the District’s Leadership Team and will help us achieve our long-term vision of creating thriving ecosystems that support native habitat for healthy populations of salmon, orca, and other wildlife, while also creating greater resiliency to climate change and helping achieve our environmental justice goals.

Position open until filled. First review of applicants is: June 23, 2021

For more information, please view the full position description below.

The incumbent in this position will work closely with local landowners, coworkers, conservation partners and others to develop and implement voluntary conservation plans specific to each landowner's resource needs.

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Position is full-time. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.

This position is open until filled. Complete employment package must be submitted to the District office. Contact the Columbia Conservation District office for detailed position description..

Board of Supervisors will conduct first review of applications on March 3, 2021.

Financial & Administrative Manager

Columbia Conservation District

The District Financial & Administrative Manager will provide overall financial leadership, management and oversight, including business planning, budget development, financial analysis, strategic thinking and sustainability planning for all District programs.

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Employment Classification:  Regular; Full-Time.

Compensation: Wage depends on qualifications and experience. Benefits include 10 paid holidays; paid annual and sick leave; employer retirement contributions into state PERS; and a medical allowance provided.

To be considered, interested persons should submit an application packet containing the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Resume (including three professional references with contact information)

At the time of this announcement, the CCD District Office is currently closed to the public due to the COIVD-19 pandemic.  Application packets will be accepted only via email to or by mail to:

Columbia Conservation District

202 South 2ndStreet

Dayton, WA 99328

This position will remain open until filled.  For questions about this position, please contact Debra Nordheim at (509) 382-4273 or by email at: