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Conservation Easement Program Liaison

Skagit Conservation District

The Conservation Easement Programs Liaison assists NRCS, the State Conservation Commission (SCC), land trust organizations/program applicants, and Conservation Districts with successfully implementing the ACEP and RCPP programs offered by NRCS; where feasible, matching federal, state and local conservation easement programs.

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The Conservation Easement Programs Liaison assists NRCS, the State Conservation Commission (SCC), land trust organizations/program applicants, and Conservation Districts with successfully implementing the ACEP and RCPP programs offered by NRCS; where feasible, matching federal, state and local conservation easement programs. Funding for this position is currently provided by USDANRCS and SCC for the period of approximately 24-monthswith options to extend funding for an additional three years; funding is subject federal or state availability of funds.

This position directly reports to the Skagit Conservation District Manager but due to the statewide nature of the work will generally be self-directed in day-to-day coordination with NRCS, SCC, the Washington Association of Land Trusts (WALT), and land trust/program applicant partners requesting assistance. The position has the option to be fully remote or hybrid at the Skagit CD (or other host CD).

Please see more information about this position and its qualifications in the job description below.

Business & Operations Assistant-SnohomishCD

Snohomish Conservation District

The Snohomish Conservation District (SCD) is hiring a Business & Operations Assistant.

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This position will assist with a wide range of customer service, administrative, financial, and operational tasks in support of all District programs. Part of the District Operations team, this position will report to the Business Operations Manager. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is a self-starter with strong customer service, organizational, financial, and operational skills to contribute to the goals of the District.

Initial review of applications will begin Monday, June 3, 2024. Applications accepted until position is filled.

A full position description and application instructions are available at: https://snohomishcd.org/employment

Grants and Contracts Administrator-SnohomishCD

Snohomish Conservation District

The Snohomish Conservation District (the District) is hiring a Grants and Contracts Administrator to join our innovative and effective Business Operations Department.

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This position will collaborate closely with the existing Grants and Contracts Coordinator to provide oversight and support for post-award grants and contracts management, including procurement processes and financial operations. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual to bring their technical expertise and creativity to support a diverse funding portfolio across all District programs. This position will report to the Business Operations Manager.

This position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed beginning Monday, June 3.

A full position description and application instructions are available at: https://snohomishcd.org/employment

Business Operations Manager

Snohomish Conservation District

The Snohomish Conservation District (SCD) has an opening for a Business Operations Manager to lead a team charged with the operational functions of the District, including administrative and financial functions, human resources, and funding development.

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This is an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent organizational and leadership skills to contribute toward the natural resource goals of the Snohomish Conservation District. A successful candidate will have supervisory/program management experience, experience with contracts and grants and project management tools, excellent organizational skills, and experience with organizational financial management.

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 3, 2024. The position is open until filled.

A full position description and application instructions can be found below or at: https://snohomishcd.org/employment

Research & Monitoring Coordinator

Palouse Conservation District

The Palouse Conservation District is looking to hire a Research and Monitoring Coordinator to join their team!

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The Research and Monitoring Coordinator’s primary purpose is to assist the Research and Monitoring Program Manager, the Director, and the Board of Supervisors in the development and implementation of monitoring programs that assess the effectiveness of conservation practices implemented by the district.

Position Details

FTE: Full Time (40 hours/week)

Compensation: $28.83 - $41.27/hour (DOE)

Position Type: Regular (benefit eligible)

How to Apply

To apply, please click the link here.

Please be prepared to submit a letter of interest and resume by Friday, May 24, 2024. Applications that do not include both a letter of interest and resume will not be considered.

Additional information about this position can be found in the full job description here.

Communications and Outreach Assistant-Clark CD

Clark Conservation District

Clark Conservation District is hiring a Communications and Outreach Assistant.

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Nature & Purpose of the Position

The Communications and Outreach Assistant will support and help implement the District’s communications and outreach programming, under the guidance of the Communications and Outreach Manager. This position’s primary responsibility is collaborating across District programs to create and execute communications and outreach strategies that promote the District’s mission and goals. We seek an effective communicator who is interested in learning about dynamic outreach strategies, grassroots community engagement, digital branding, and local conservation issues.

Position Details:

Position Type:   Full Time (40 hours/week) with benefits

Compensation: Paid hourly depending on experience: $21.21 - $24.39 starting rate

Location: The office location is 11018 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, WA 98682. Hybrid work environment with required in-person field work and events.

Job Responsibilities: 50% Communications; 35% Outreach; 10% Education & Volunteer Management; 5% Other. For complete job responsibilities, see job description document.

Projected Start Date: June/July 2024

Priority Application Deadline: May 19

For more information and how to apply, please visit the Clark Conservation District website at: https://www.clarkcd.org/employment-communications-outreach-assistant.

Admin and Outreach Facilitator

Stevens County Conservation District

Stevens County Conservation District is hiring for an Admin and Outreach Facilitator.

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Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Support board activities, including preparation of documents, reports, notifications, and recording of minutes
  • Assist with District projects to help meet deadlines
  • Assist in grant development, execution of deliverables, and reporting
  • Create, update, and edit newsletters, press releases, and marketing material
  • Organize and coordinate events, outreach programs, public meetings, and workshops
  • Develop and maintain standard work

To learn more, visit the job listing.

Stevens County Conservation District is hiring for an office manager.

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Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for accounting, payroll, audits, and draft budgets
  • Maintain and recommend updates to the District’s policy and risk management manuals
  • Maintain personnel files, grant files, and contracts/agreements
  • Develop and maintain standard work orders
  • Track and manage grant deliverables, timelines and in-kind
  • Support board activities, public meetings, and workshops, including preparation of documents, reports, notifications, and recording of minutes
  • Assist with District projects to help meet deadlines
  • Assist in grant development
  • Edit/review newsletters and press releases

Visit the job listing to learn more.

Agriculture Resource Planner-Snohomish CD

Snohomish Conservation District

The Snohomish Conservation District (SCD) has an opening for a full time Agriculture Resource 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.

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 15, 2024. This position is open until filled.

A full position description and application instructions are available at: https://snohomishcd.org/employment

Seasonal Restoration Technician

King Conservation District

King Conservation District is seeking a Season Restoration Technician to join the team!

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This term limited (4 month) position serves as an entry level technical member of a team of conservation professionals in a growing, county wide, natural resource management special purpose district. This is based in King County, WA on multiple project sites in mostly rural areas. This position will report to and work closely with the Agricultural Drainage Project Manager.

This work takes place on privately-owned farmland where we aim to strike a balance between restoring riparian areas and improving agricultural drainage. Due to the critical threat to native salmon populations, all salmon-bearing watercourses in King County are heavily regulated to protect water quality and wildlife habitat.

The bulk of time is spent working with landowners and/or land managers to coordinate the installation of native plant buffers, the removal of invasive species, and removing and relocating aquatic species from restoration areas prior to construction activities. This position will also complete a variety of ecological tasks such as plant surveying, water quality monitoring, beaver habitat identification, and salmonid surveys.

Please see more information about this position and its qualifications in the job description below.

Riparian Stewardship Resource Specialist

King Conservation District

King Conservation District is seeking a Riparian Stewardship Resource Specialist to join their team!

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KCD’s Riparian Stewardship Resource Specialists serve as technical members of a team and are responsible for coordinating and delivering services for KCD’s Urban and Rural Riparian Stewardship Programs, which promote voluntary conservation activities along privately-owned freshwater shorelines to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat. These positions also facilitate enrollment and service delivery of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), a joint federal and state funded program administered in partnership between the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC), and conservation districts.

These positions manage a portfolio of restoration projects, adding new projects annually and working with riparian program support staff to coordinate the monitoring and maintenance of existing projects. Other primary responsibilities include working independently and collaboratively with the Riparian Stewardship Team and other King Conservation District teams to provide technical assistance services to King County landowners with freshwater aquatic resources and community groups with a riparian stewardship focus.

Work is usually varied with complexity and involves routinely applying advanced principles and concepts in day-to-day work. Actions are typically short and mid-term and focused on what and how. These positions help leadership to plan program goals and objectives.

Please see more information about this position and its qualifications in the job description below.

WeedWise Technician Clackamas

Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is seeking qualified candidates for multiple WeedWise Technicians (Seasonal) to support program efforts in the Mt Hood National Forest and across Clackamas County to help protect natural areas and recreational opportunities.

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The WeedWise Technician is a full-time, limited-duration, position subject to available funding. The WeedWise technician assists with weed management, outreach, data management, and associated tasks throughout Clackamas County, but is generally focused on the Mt Hood National Forest. Tasks will include implementing weed control activities using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, including coordination with restoration contractors.

This position is a key member of the Clackamas SWCD WeedWise program. For a full announcement, position description, and application instructions please follow the link below.

https://conservationdistrict.org/2024/new-weedwise-technician-2024.html

This position is open until filled.