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.
The Senior Conservation Manager position is responsible for project development and coordination between the District, landowners, partner organizations, and investors.+ More about this position
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $66,744.00 to $85,354.00 /year
To Apply: Email a Cover Letter and Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to be considered, you must apply through the email address provided.
Anticipated Start Date: as soon as filled.
Applications will remain open until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to completed applications received by March 12, 2020.
The Asotin County Conservation District is seeking a Resource Technician to join our team. This will be a full time, hourly position. The person 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 needs and natural resource concerns. Starting compensation will be $15.00 per hour DOQ plus a competitive benefit package.
Job description and ACCD application instructions are available on our website at: www.asotincd.org
Marion Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is currently seeking an experienced individual to work as a Conservation Planner. The position and office are in Salem, Oregon.+ More about this position
The Conservation Planner will work as part of the district’s technical team and will perform a variety of conservation work in both field and office environments. This position’s primary focus will be to assist, promote and help educate the agricultural community in the areas of soil and water conservation with an emphasis on agricultural water quality. The Conservation Planner will assist landowners/operators in assessing natural resource conditions and in planning and implementing conservation programs or practices to help identify and resolve resource concerns. The Conservation Planner is responsible for promoting and administering financial assistance programs, monitoring landowner contacts and contracts, developing and reviewing conservation plans, developing and providing support documentation and producing general technical information for landowners, the public and partner agencies and organizations.
The Conservation Planner will have experience or a strong desire to educate landowners about implementing conservation practices to help solve natural resource concerns. The Conservation Planner will have the ability to provide conservation related technical assistance by answering questions, providing resources and information, developing conservation plans and/or providing management planning assistance, and developing, and producing landowner maps using ArcGIS.
Marion Soil and Water Conservation District is a non-profit, governmental agency that operates as a special district of Oregon. The District is run by a board of locally elected directors and receives funding primarily through a permanent tax rate. The District staff provides technical assistance and education to property owners regarding soil and water issues and other natural resource concerns on their land.
Marion Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is currently seeking an experienced individual to work as District Manager. The District Manager will manage the operations of Marion SWCD and perform executive level leadership, personnel, administrative and management work.+ More about this position
This is a full-time, at-will, exempt, non-union position which serves as the District Manager (the Manager) of the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District (the District). The Manager manages the operations of the District and performs executive level leadership, personnel, administrative and management work. The Manager also assists and supports the District’s Board of Directors with the planning, directing and the reviewing of activities of the District. The Manager implements policies and procedures in the areas of Human Resources, Risk Management, Facilities Management, Technical Services, General Operations, Financial Services and Public Relations to meet the goals of the District. The Manager acts on behalf of the District’s elected Board of Directors. All positions are funded by the taxpayers of the District.
The Manager will work to provide consistent authority, direction and supervision of staff. The Manager requires skills not only in managing employees, but also in relating with community volunteers, local government officials, business and corporate representatives, and service providers. The Manager must have a high level of knowledge, skills and abilities in (a) human relations, organizational behavior, management principles and practices (including planning, organizing, directing, motivating, decision making, and directing work flow to promote the District’s mission); (b) analysis and policy development; (c) communication (verbal and written); (d) originating and implementing a broad range of proposed programs and initiatives that start as a vision or concept; (e) negotiating various levels of participation by business leaders in partnerships with the District; (f) creating a high level of support and participation by state and local government officials, community leaders and the public.
A strong applicant will also have a good overall understanding of conservation practices and natural resource programs.
The Field Crew Member position supports the District’s mission by performing various duties to implement and maintain habitat restoration projects.+ More about this position
Email a Cover Letter and Resume to email@example.com. If you wish to be considered, you must apply through the email address provided above.
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible.
Applications will remain open until the position is filled.
The Mason Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $30,408 to $35,268.00 /year
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.+ More about this position
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.
The position implements and provides project based support to weed control projects, riparian restoration and stream enhancement projects.+ More about this position
This is a seasonal field position with an expected term of 6-8 months. Position is open until filled. First review of applicants will occur after Friday, March 5, 2021. Please submit application either electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to: Foster Creek Conservation District, PO Box 398, Waterville, WA 98858.
See link to the full position description below for more information.
The District Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations, develops and oversees District programs in alignment with District mission, vision and goals set by the District Board of Supervisors, and represents the District in dealings with agencies, elected officials, media and partner organizations.+ More about this position
The position requires skills and experience in program development and administration, communication and financial management. A complete job description is available at the Kenai SWCD website, or by contacting the Kenai SWCD office by email at email@example.com.
Duties (included but not limited to):
• Maintains effective relationships with the District Chair and Board
• Develops and maintains strong working relationships, including but not limited to Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR), USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service(NRCS), Alaska Association of Conservation Districts (AACD), local governments, tribes, UAF-Cooperative Extension and other partner organizations working on common issues
• Assists in identifying and evaluating issues facing the District, and initiates annual workplans, programs and activities to meet strategic goals set by the Board• Prepares annual work plan and budget, and annual report of accomplishments
• Serves as Property Custodian, conducts Annual Inventory and reports to Board
• Seeks out and develops new funding sources for District programs and operations
• Maintains overall fiscal and contractual responsibilities, in concert with the Chair, Treasurer, and Board
• Maintains financial records in Quickbooks, documents expenditures and receivables, maintains program budgets, fulfills grant reporting requirements, and prepares monthly and annual financial reports for the Board
Submit cover letter and current resume (including three professional references with contact information) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District
110 Trading Bay Suite 160
Kenai, AK 99611
You can view the full position description with more information here.
The District is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our team to provide technical assistance and outreach to livestock operations. The ideal candidate wants to help our local nondairy agriculture operators be successful while protecting natural resources.+ More about this position
This position provides technical assistance and education to all manner of farms with the goals of protecting water quality while improving the operation. Assistance typically includes site specific resource evaluations of soils, plants and animals to develop client-driven conservation farm plans. The Planner may also help landowners with water conservation or irrigation management plans.
As a part of the District’s outreach and education, the Planner will help to coordinate and present at a variety of digital and in person events and workshops on conservation farm planning and farm best management practices. The Planner will professionally represent the District with passion, enthusiasm, and integrity.
This Planner will join a Conservation District team of seventeen staff and will focus on providing applied conservation technical assistance to landowners and farmers. Each employee at the Conservation District is encouraged to seek continued learning opportunities, develop their individual technical knowledge, and explore strategies for how conservation practices and services may be improved. The successful candidate will participate in a three month training orientation process. The Planner will be trained in and expected to plan using the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Nine Step Conservation Planning Process.
Interested persons should email Corina Cheever:
1) a letter of application describing their work experience in relation to the desired/preferred qualifications, knowledge and skills,
2) a current resume, and
3) the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references.
This position will remain open until filled. First review of applications submitted by March 12, 2021.
The Whatcom Conservation District seeks to hire a motivational leader to support a strong team of dedicated professionals in fulfilling the mission and vision of the District.+ More about this position
The Whatcom Conservation District is a non-regulatory, political subdivision of the State of Washington, organized under Chapter 89.08 of the Revised Code of Washington. The District Manager position is responsible for the overall fiscal and strategic management of the organization with direction from the Board of Supervisors. This position is complex and requires a diverse set of interpersonal and management skills, a passion for conservation, and the ability to successfully represent the District and its variety of programs. The District Manager position is a full-time, at-will position. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The District Manager is responsible for the overall management of the organization with direction from the Board of Supervisors.
This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will begin on February 28, 2021.
Thurston Conservation District seeks a dynamic, creative, and critical thinker with experience engineering conservation projects and working with diverse communities to join our collaborative team in a fast-paced, hands-on and rewarding work environment.+ More about this position
To implement natural resource management practices on private and public property, this position involves multi-faceted duties that require a high level of motivation, versatility, independence, and collaboration; work in the office and the field; and the establishment and maintenance of partnerships with a wide range of landowners and conservation professionals. The individual holding this position provides program development, coordination, administration and technical services through the District’s Conservation Technical Assistance Program. This position is responsible for developing and coordinating all aspects of the TCD’s Engineering services and for expanding the funding base for engineering activities. Duties include providing engineering support for several District programs, projects and services, including design, permitting and construction oversight of agricultural, habitat restoration, green storm-water infrastructure projects, as well as, for marine shoreline projects as part of the Shore Friendly Thurston Program.
The successful applicant has a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, with an emphasis in civil natural resources, agricultural, hydrological, geological, ecological and/or environmental engineering. Applicant must possess a current professional engineer (P.E.) license within the State of Washington and have had a P.E. license for at least 2 years. Applicant must have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in managing engineering projects specific to natural resource management, agricultural practices, marine and freshwater aquatic area enhancement, and/or fisheries habitat enhancement.
To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to email@example.com by February 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm.
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.+ More about this position
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com.
The position of Forester is to assist cooperators within the Skagit Conservation District in planning and applying resource conservation practices associated with forestry and native vegetation.+ More about this position
Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume including at least three professional references, and a completed application form. Application forms can be found at: www.skagitcd.org/employment or by calling the SCD office. Applications can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed as a hard copy to:
Skagit Conservation District
Attention: Bill Blake
2021 E. College Way, Suite 203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-2373
Applicants may be subject to a background check. For more information contact Bill Blake at 360-428-4313 or email@example.com.
Pierce Conservation District (PCD) is seeking a Data Technician to assist in the coordination of data management for the District’s GIS and CRM Programs.+ More about this position
Nature & Purpose of the Position
This is a part-time, non-permanent contract position that will work within the Program Support team, performing basic quality checks and publishing of GIS and CRM data, as well as assisting the GIS Program Manager in utilizing GIS data for quantitative analysis, map publishing, and supporting District programs with other basic technical support services.
About the Pierce Conservation District
Pierce Conservation District is government that works. We work strategically and passionately to conserve and restore the natural resources of Pierce County. Our work improves both rural and urban communities to benefit the health and well-being of our citizens. We work in five core program areas: Farm Assistance, Water Quality Improvement, Habitat Restoration, Urban Agriculture, and Environmental Education. The District works for clean water, healthy soil, salmon recovery and local food access for all. When you join the Pierce Conservation District staff, you join a team of talented and committed people who are mission-driven and care deeply about improving our environment and our community.
Primary Job Responsibilities
The Data Technician reports to the Climate Resiliency Program Manager/GIS Program Manager, and is responsible for the following:
Read the full position description and apply here. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.
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.+ More about this position
Position is open until filled. First review of applicants will occur after Wednesday January 20, 2021. Please submit application either electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to: Foster Creek Conservation District, PO Box 398, Waterville, WA 98858.
Please see link to the Position Description below, or visit www.fostercreekcd.org for more information.
This position will support the Water Quality program by working within the Thea Foss and Flett Creek basins to implement green infrastructure projects on private and public properties.+ More about this position
More information available at: piercecd.org/jobs
Position open until filled. First review of applicants is: January 29, 2021
Earliest Projected Start Date: March 1, 2021
As a key partner to the Executive Director and a member of the agency’s leadership team, the Senior Director of Stewardship Programs will help KCD inspire a shared vision of community-based stewardship of natural resources and economically viable working farm and forestlands.+ More about this position
This position plays a pivotal role in ensuring that KCD’s cooperative work with urban and rural residents, farmers, and communities leads to strong conservation outcomes, a vibrant, equitable regional food system, and a more resilient region.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced strategic and operational leader who is adept at leading through change. This position requires an individual who can build a strong, collaborative team to deliver education, technical assistance, on-the-ground projects, and funding programs to protect water quality, forest and soil health, and fish and wildlife habitat, as well as build a regional food system. We are looking for candidates who bring a commitment to integrating diversity, equity and inclusion values into this work.
Submit a resume and cover letter to the email address: email@example.com with the title Senior Director of Stewardship Programs in the subject line. Please address your cover letter to Rebecca Lavigne, Interim Executive Director.
The position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will begin January 19, 2021.
The successful candidate will work closely with local landowners, coworkers, and conservation partners to develop and implement conservation plans specific to each landowner’s needs.+ More about this position
As with all positions at the WWCCD, employment is contingent on grant funding and may change depending on state and federal budget allocations. Submit cover letter and résumé to Renee Hadley via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at our office at 325 N 13th Avenue, Walla Walla WA by Jan. 10, 2020 for primary consideration. At least three (3) professional references will be required at the time of second interview.
The Conservation Planner/Resource Specialist assists landowners and farm operators with planning, administration, and implementation of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). The Conservation Planner/Resource Specialist also works with staff and landowners on soil health, resource conservation, agricultural best management practices, habitat improvement project planning and implementation, and education and outreach.+ More about this position
Employment Classification: Regular, ½ to Full-Time Employee
Compensation: Starting hourly rate - $22.00 - $25.00, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include full medical, dental, and vision; paid holidays; annual and sick leave; and employer retirement contributions.
To be considered, interested persons should submit an application packet containing the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. Current Resume (including three professional references with contact information)
At the time of this announcement, the JCCD District office is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Application packets will be accepted only via email to email@example.com or by mail to:
Jefferson County Conservation District
205C W Patison Street
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
For first consideration, application packets must be received by the District on or before 5:00 p.m., January 5, 2021. This position will remain open until filled. Questions: call 360-385-4105 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Research and Monitoring Technician’s primary purpose is to assist the Research and Monitoring Coordinator in the development and implementation of monitoring programs that assess the effectiveness of conservation practices implemented by the District.+ More about this position
FTE: Full Time (40 hours/week)
Compensation: Starting at $33,170.00 (depending on experience)
Position Type: Regular (benefit eligible)
The Kittitas County Conservation District is seeking an energetic team-player who is highly organized, thorough and detail oriented with strong math, analysis and computer skills to fill a newly created position, Accounting Assistant.+ More about this position
The Kittitas County Conservation District is seeking an energetic team-player who is highly organized, thorough and detail oriented with strong math, analysis and computer skills to fill a newly created position, Accounting Assistant. This part-time position is focused on administrative, clerical and data-entry activities related to account payables and receivables, payroll and human resources, account reconciliation, financial reporting, budgeting, audits, and State and Federal filings.
The Accounting Assistant position is part of a dynamic team of resource professionals working to implement the vision of the Kittitas County Conservation District. Our vision is to be recognized by all private landowners as a source of financial, technical and educational assistance in Kittitas County; and by local, state and federal authorities as the organization of choice to implement on-the-ground stewardship activities. We serve the citizens of our community (county, state, country) to ensure the long-term use of natural resources in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner using non-regulatory, voluntary approaches.
View the full position description and application instructions here.
This position is opened is until filled. The first review of applicants will occur after December 14, 2020.
The Grants and Development Manager is responsible for overall grants/contracts management and strategic funding development to support Conservation District programs and services.+ More about this position
The Grants and Development Manager is responsible for overall grants/contracts management, strategic funding development to support Conservation District programs and services, program forecasting, annual plan development and oversight, and serving as a liaison to funding sources and partners. The Grants and Development Manager provides administrative leadership to assist the Director with the coordination, management and administration of the annual plan of work by coordinating district programs to deliver conservation services throughout the Palouse Conservation District service area. The Grants and Development Manager ensures that all District grants, contracts, and annual plan of work activities are provided are in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws, regulation sand policies.
This position is responsible for working with farmers, landowners, and residents in Thurston County to assist with planning and development of conservation plans for their properties and operations.+ More about this position
Application Deadline: November 12, 2020
The Asotin County Conservation District is seeking to fill an Archaeologist/Cultural Resource Specialist position to help address our significant workload.+ More about this position
A full position description is available on the Asotin County Conservation District website. Position will remain open until filled.
Applications should be sent to:
Asotin County Conservation District
Attn: Archaeologist Position
720 6th Street, Suite B
Clarkston, WA 99403
The position of ACEP Liaison is to assist NRCS and land trust organizations/program applicants, and Conservation Districts with successfully implementing the ACEP program offered by NRCS.+ More about this position
The primary responsibility for this position is to assist and/or support applications to the NRCS ACEP program. The measurement of success is completed conservation easements that include agricultural land and natural resource protection. The incumbent gathers and assembles data as requested by partners, independently schedules their time and follow-up, while coordinating that time with the principle planner in charge of the project, land trust and NRCS staff. This person shall become knowledgeable of NRCSACEP program criteria, paperwork, required processes timing and submittals, community coordination, local government filing and other requirements associated with ACEP and other related conservation easement process requirements. This person will work closely with project sponsors, primarily land trusts, and NRCS to ensure applications are submitted correctly and the project successfully moves through the NRCS approval process.
Find the full position description and application instructions here.
Thurston Conservation District seeks a dynamic, creative, and critical thinker with interest in designing and implementing habitat conservation projects and working with diverse communities to join our collaborative team in a fast-paced, hands-on and rewarding work environment.+ More about this position
This position provides technical assistance services to community members to promote water quality protection, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, and natural resources stewardship. The Habitat Specialist will work collaboratively as a TCD Technical Team member to provide services to Thurston County residents including, but not limited to: the development and implementation of restoration and enhancement projects to benefit stream ecology, wetlands, and upland ecosystems for the improvement of conditions for fish, wildlife, pollinators, and native plant communities, assisting with public education during workshops and tours, and managing Thurston Conservation District’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.
You can find the full position description and application instructions here. The priority application deadline is Monday, October 19.
Puget Sound Conservation Districts are seeking qualified candidates for three Forest Stewardship Program Coordinator positions.+ More about this position
Seven Puget Sound conservation districts (PSCDs) are collaborating to build and deliver a new Regional Forest Stewardship Program (Program) that seeks to promote and conserve resilient forests for multiple benefits through forest stewardship services. Forest stewardship services will be delivered by a corps of three Forest Stewardship Program Coordinators working at three separate duty locations each serving an area comprised of multiple conservation districts. The goal of the Program is to improve forest health and reduce the risk of conversion by empowering communities and forest landowners to become knowledgeable and successful stewards of forest resources. Stewardship priorities include forest and watershed health and resilience, water quality and riparian and fish and wildlife habitat,contiguous areas under active management and in proximity to surface waters and publicly held open spaces and conservation sites, and profitable working forest lands. This is a 2-year program with potential for extension depending on funding. Individuals occupying the forester positions will help build and make the case to secure long-term program funding. This position announcement is open until positions are filled, but priority will be given to applications received by 11:59 pm, Sunday,October 4, 2020.
The position of Farm Resource Specialist exists to assist livestock farm owners in Pierce County in planning and applying natural resource conservation practices using State Natural Resource Conservation Service of Washington conservation practices.+ More about this position
The holder of this position will focus their efforts in sub-basins of the Puyallup Watershed in Pierce County specifically selected as priority areas for improvement. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work directly with landowners to solve natural resource concerns using creativity, best practices, and through long-term relationships with these clients. This is an exciting opportunity to work on some of the most pressing natural resource challenges related to water quality, soil health, and endangered species recovery in a growing region. The person hired for this position is directly responsible to the District’s Farm Planning and Agricultural Assistance Program Director. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on September 21.
Thurston Conservation District seeks an energetic team-player who is highly organized, thorough and detail oriented with strong math, analysis and computer skills.+ More about this position
The part-time Accounting Assistant works directly with the Accountant to record, process and report on the District’s finances and budgets. The Accounting Assistant is responsible for the administrative, clerical and data-entry activities related to accounts payables and receivables, grant invoicing, payroll and human resources, account reconciliation, financial reporting, budgeting, audits, and State and Federal filings. Find the full job description and application instructions here.
The position of the Livestock Conservation Planner exists to assist livestock farm owners and operators in Clark County in planning and applying natural resource conservation practices.+ More about this position
Clark CD is the lead agency on a new project – Poop Smart Clark. Poop Smart Clark is an innovative Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) program leveraging local, state, and federal funds and partnerships to address a primary source of bacteria pollution limiting water quality in Clark County. This position will act as the technical lead on livestock planning for this program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work directly with residents, landowners, and land managers to solve natural resource concerns using best management practices, creative thinking, and long-term relationships with clients. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a growing region on some of the most pressing natural resource challenges related to water quality, soil health, and endangered species recovery. The person hired for this position will report directly to the District Manager.
The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District seeks an experienced General Manager to serve as the chief executive officer of the District.+ More about this position
This position acts on behalf of the District Board of Directors and represents the District to public and private customers and partner organizations.
The General Manager provides overall leadership for personnel, technical and program planning, finances, public outreach, project management, and implementation. The successful applicant must be a highly motivated self-starter with demonstrated ability to successfully lead a productive and talented team.
If you have a bachelor degree in an appropriate field of study (see the job description) and five years of management experience within a natural resource organization, agency, or business (or ten years of comparable management experience within a natural resource organization, agency, or business), please consider applying for this position. Additional required qualifications will be found in the job description.
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is a regional leader in conserving natural resources in Oregon and offers a competitive wage schedule and excellent benefits package. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A full position description and application form are available at https://conservationdistrict.org. We will accept electronic or regular mailed submissions only. No faxes will be accepted. A complete application packet will include a cover letter, resume, and complete application form. This position is open until filled. Applications will be evaluated every two weeks.
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District
Attn: Lisa Kilders, Assistant District Manager
PO Box 830
Beavercreek, OR 97004