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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.

Finance and Administration Specialist

Palouse Conservation District

The primary focus of the Finance and Administration Specialist is to support the Finance and Administration Manager with ensuring timely and efficient coordination of the financial and grant reporting operations of the Palouse Conservation District office.

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FTE: Full Time (40 hours/week)

Compensation: Starting at $21.51/hour (depending on experience)

Position Type: Regular (benefit eligible)

Additional information about this position and how to apply can be found in the full job announcement linked below:

Field Resource Technician

Mason Conservation District

The Mason Conservation District is seeking to fill a Field Resource Technician position to join our team.

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The Field Resource Technician position supports the District’s mission by performing various duties to implement and maintain habitat restoration projects.

Job Type: Full-time, subject to continued grant funding

Salary: $34,382 to $44,012 /year

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Applications will remain open until the positions are filled

Additional information about this position and how to apply can be found in the full job announcment linked below.

Communications & Outreach Specialist

Columbia Basin Conservation District

The Communications & Outreach Specialist works collaboratively with coworkers to develop and deliver targeted marketing campaigns that result in community members implementing on-the-ground conservation actions.

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This position is responsible for creating, editing, and scheduling engaging content for Columbia Basin Conservation District’s social media platforms, websites, newsletters, outreach materials, public presentations, etc.

Starting Rate: $24/hour

Location: Moses Lake, WA

Type: Full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt, hourly position. This position is supported by and contingent on available grant funding.

Opening Date: August 10, 2022

Closing Date: August 19, 2022

Additional information about this position and how to apply can be found in the full job announcement linked below:

Resource Conservation Program Coordinator

Palouse Conservation District

The Resource Conservation Program Coordinator assists the Resource Conservation Program Manager with the administration and coordination of the Palouse Conservation District (PCD) Resource Conservation Program. The Resource Conservation Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of resource conservation initiatives that promote the role, mission, and goals of the District and its programs.

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FTE: Full Time (40 hours/week)

Compensation: Starting at $60,266.00 (depending on experience)

Position Type: Regular (benefit eligible)

Please see Announcement and full Job Description at https://www.palousecd.org/employment.

Grants and Contract Director

Okanogan Conservation District

Okanogan CD is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join the district as our Grants and Contracts Director. This is a critical member of district management, providing timely grant and contract support to project managers, district management, and funding partners.

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Position Announcement: August 8, 2022

Closing: Open until filled, first review September 2, 2022

Location: Office located in Okanogan, Washington, with travel throughout Okanogan County

Salary: $63,216 to $82,896 per year, DOE

Benefits: Medical insurance, Washington State Retirement (PERS), vacation leave, sick leave and 10 paid holidays per year.

Additional information about this position and how to apply can be found in the full job announcement linked below.

Resource Conservation Program Coordinator

Palouse Conservation District

The Resource Conservation Program Coordinator assists the Resource Conservation Program Manager with the administration and coordination of the Palouse Conservation District (PCD) Resource Conservation Program.

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The Resource Conservation Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of resource conservation initiatives that promote the role, mission, and goals of the District and its programs.

FTE: Full Time (40 hours/week)

Compensation: Starting  at $60,266.00 (depending on experience)

Position Type: Regular  (benefit eligible)

Additional information about this position and how to apply can be found in the full job announcement linked below.

Habitat Restoration Technician II

Cascadia Conservation District

Cascadia Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join the District as a Habitat Restoration Technician II.

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The Habitat Restoration Technician II will work closely with area partners to implement habitat restoration projects in Chelan county.

Compensation:

Starting at $23.38-$27.06 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

Benefits:

-Industrial insurance

-State retirement (PERS)

-Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Holidays

-Medical & Dental insurance with 50% dependent coverage

-Optional Aflac policies

Hours:

40 hours per week

Closing Date:  

Open until filled, first review round will occur for applications submitted by August 23, 2022 at 5:00PM.

Additional information about this position and how to apply can be found in the full job announcement linked below:

Habitat Restoration Project Manager / Senior Project Manager

Snohomish Conservation District

The Snohomish Conservation District has an opening for a full time Habitat Restoration Project Manager / Senior Project Manager to manage and implement riparian habitat restoration projects and deliver natural resource planning throughout Snohomish County and Camano Island.

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This position will focus on implementation of habitat restoration projects on public and private land, building and maintaining relationships with landowners and local partners, and delivering natural resources technical assistance to a diverse set of landowners to improve water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and natural resource stewardship. A successful candidate will have strong project management skills and is able to work well independently and collaboratively with excellent communication skills. This position will manage a project portfolio including 10 - 15 existing grants with funding ranging from $30,000 - $300,000. We hope to find a Project Manager who is passionate about natural resource conservation and supporting landowners and stakeholders in watershed restoration.

Key qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a natural resource/environmental field and a minimum of 3 years (for Project Manager) to 5+ years (for Senior Project Manager) of professional level experience in a closely related position, along with demonstrated knowledge of relevant natural resource issues and priorities.

Initial review of applications will begin Monday, August 1, 2022. Applications accepted until position is filled.

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

Classroom-Based Educator-Tri Cities, WA

Franklin Conservation District

The Franklin Conservation District is looking for a Classroom-Based Educator to help develop relationships with area teachers and schools to implement the Wheat Week, Drain Ranger and Jr Drain Ranger programs.

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Our mission is to promote education, conservation, and the wise use of natural resources by providing technical and financial assistance to natural resource users.

This position is full-time from September 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. The potential for continued employment through the summer is dependent upon grant funding.  

Salary range is between $21.00-$23.00 DOQ. Compensation based upon qualifications.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Kara-Kaelber@franklincd.org. First screening of applicants will begin on August 5, 2022 and continue until filled.

Additional information about this position can be found in the full job announcement linked below.

Rock Lake Conservation District (RLCD) is seeking a District Manager!

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The District Manager is responsible for overall operation of the Conservation District. This person will provide technical and administrative leadership to complete the coordination, management and administration of conservation programs. The District Manager ensures that all District functions are managed and services provided under direction of the District Board in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and district policies.

This is a full-time position. Compensation is $35,000 to $55,000/yr DOE with medical, dental, and vision insurance, all federal holidays off, and 4% match on retirement contributions. Personal days accrue at the rate of one per month.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and at least three letters of reference to Rock Lake Conservation District - PO Box 438, St. John, WA 99171, or by email to wkane@rocklakecd.org.

For more information about this position, view the full job description linked below.

Natural Resource Technician

Stevens County Conservation District

The Stevens County Conservation District (SCCD) is soliciting applicants for a fulltime Natural Resource Technician.

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The applicant must be a detail-oriented, highly organized person. Primary responsibilities will include: working with other staff, landowners, agencies, educators, and agricultural producers to sustainably utilize and protect natural resources; education and outreach, providing technical information through workshops and project tours, and developing, implementing, and reporting on land-use planning projects.

SCCD is a non-regulatory subdivision of state government-funded by grants with the mission to promote the wise utilization of natural resources through education, technical, and financial assistance to landowners and managers.

The District offers a comprehensive employee benefits package, including health insurance, annual leave, sick leave, holiday pay, Social Security, Public Employees Retirement System, and an optional Deferred Compensation Program.

Starting salary $35,000 to $45,000 depending on qualifications.

Applications are due by 4:00 PM, July 25th, 2022, to the District office. The position will remain open until a qualified applicant is hired.

Habitat Restoration Specialist

Spokane Conservation District

Spokane Conservation District (SCD) is seeking a Habitat Restoration Specialist to support our Water Resources Department in efforts to implement habitat restoration projects and develop a long-term pipeline of future projects large and small.

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The position will work closely with the Spokane area Salmon Recovery Lead Entity Work Group and assist in ushering in an exciting new era of our work to restore habitat that is vital to the health and well-being of fish, wildlife and the people of Spokane County. Full job description listed on our website: SpokaneCD.org/employment.

Interested persons should email Walt Edelen at Walt@SpokaneCD.org

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.
  • Completed SCD Job Application

The position will remain open until filled.

SCD employment opportunities, programs, and projects are offered without discrimination.

Wildfire Resilience Specialist

Whatcom Conservation District

The Whatcom Conservation District (WCD) is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic natural resource management professional to coordinate a regional community wildfire resilience program across Whatcom and Skagit Counties, as well as support the Outreach & Education teams at Whatcom and Skagit Conservation Districts. The Wildfire Resilience Specialist provides wildfire risk reduction outreach, education, and technical assistance to landowners, communities, and partners on topics of community wildfire resilience and water conservation, and builds and maintains partnerships with other wildfire and natural resource management agencies and organizations.

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The Wildfire Resilience Specialist provides wildfire risk reduction outreach, education, and technical assistance to landowners, communities, and partners on topics of community wildfire resilience and water conservation, and builds and maintains partnerships with other wildfire and natural resource management agencies and organizations.

Compensation and Benefits

-Annual Salary Range:$49,321 - $66,095

-13.5 Paid Holidays, Annual Leave, and Sick Leave

-Medical and Dental Insurance

-Simple IRA Retirement Plan

Submit a cover letter describing availability, interest and qualifications for the position, a current resume, and three professional references, including name, affiliation, address, and phone number. Submit all materials as PDF via this application portal.

Additional information about this position can be found in the full job announcement here or at the link below:

Natural Resource Specialist

Thurston Conservation District

Thurston Conservation District is looking for an experienced self-starter who is a dynamic, energetic, highly organized creative thinker with an interest in natural resources conservation and supporting local agriculture. The successful applicant must have a strong work ethic to become part of a cohesive team of passionate individuals in a hands-on and rewarding work environment.

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This position works directly with community members to help them meet their land-based goals in a non-regulatory and voluntary environment. This position works with farmers, landowners, and residents in Thurston County to assist with the planning and development of conservation plans for their properties and operations. The Natural Resource Specialist assists community members with identifying and implementing a wide range of natural resource conservation practices using Natural Resource Conservation Services’ conservation assessment tools and supports the implementation of cost share projects. A primary focus will be small farm planning and technical education. Additional experience in water quality monitoring and stream habitat restoration, forage and pasture renovation, and soil health is helpful. This position coordinates and implements other field projects as assigned by the Conservation Program Manager. This position may occasionally supervise other volunteers, interns, work crews, and/or project contractors on specific projects.

First review of applications: August 1, 2022

Position open until filled with an ideal start date on or before September 1, 2022.

Additional information about this position and how to apply can be found in the full job announcement linked below.

Restoration Project Manager

Mason Conservation District

The Mason Conservation District is seeking a Restoration Project Manager to join our team. The position is responsible for efficient management and execution of aquatic restoration projects and support achievement of District priorities.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       Manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of multi-year, technically complex aquatic restoration projects with diverse partners and funding sources.

·       Lead achievement of project milestones, reporting requirements, and other required deliverables.

·       Develop create and implement project management plans, risk assessments and critical path analysis to ensure projects meet milestones and objectives.

·       Write applications for environmental and construction permits to implement restoration projects.

·       Write grant proposals in collaboration with the District team and advocate for proposed projects during selection process to secure funding for priority conservation projects.

·       Participate in the development of annual and long-range plans, brainstorm project concepts, complete special projects, etc.

·       Use Microsoft or related software to manage projects, collaborate with teams, produce project maps and prepare reports.

·       Develop and maintain amicable relationships with clients and partners.  

·       Participate in workshops, tours and educational opportunities as needed.

·       Perform work with the highest ethical standards, in accordance with RCWs 42.23.020-070, 42.17, 42.52 and the District personnel policies, providing courteous service.

Send a cover letter, resume and references electronically to:

accounting@masoncd.org

Additional information about this job can be found in the full job announcement here or at the link below.

Education Program Coordinator

King Conservation District

King Conservation District is currently seeking an Education Program Coordinator to support adult education programming related to KCD stewardship programs (farms, forestry, shorelines).

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King Conservation District (KCD) has an immediate opening for an individual to serve as the Education Program Coordinator. The KCD Education Program delivers trainings and programming to adult and youth audiences throughout King County on natural resource topics that support the goals of KCD stewardship programs. The Program Coordinator reports to the Education Program Manager and is a member of the Education & Engagement Team.

The individual holding this position works collaboratively with a team of conservation education professionals and subject matter experts from within KCD and across partner organizations to plan, coordinate and deliver educational events and programming. Types of education events coordinated by this position include tours, workshops, and webinars related to managing freshwater shorelines, marine shorelines, agricultural lands and farms, forested properties, community agriculture, and youth natural resource education topics. The Education Program Coordinator is responsible for creating educational content to expand the KCD eLearning program to better serve all stewardship programs.


With work in the office and the field, this position involved multi-faceted duties that require leadership, collaboration and problem solving, and an elevated level of motivation and independence. The ideal candidate for this position is organized, experienced in educational event planning, responsive to community needs, easily and meaningfully engages others, has strong written and verbal communication skills, embraces diversity and equity, and collaborates across teams of staff, interns, volunteers, and partners to achieve goals and objectives.

Additional information about this position and how to apply can be found in the full job announcement linked below:

KCD-Education-Program-Coordinator-Position-Announcement.pdf (kingcd.org)

Communications Specialist

Benton Conservation District

The mission of SCC is to conserve natural resources on all lands in Washington state, through voluntary and incentive-based programs, in collaboration with conservation districts and other partners. This mission depends on our ability to engage Washingtonians with actions that keep natural resources and farmland healthy for all. Together, the SCC and conservation districts provide voluntary, incentive-based programs that empower people to practice conservation and ensure healthy natural resources and agriculture for all. SCC also administers other high-profile and non-regulatory state programs, including the Voluntary Stewardship Program, Office of Farmland Preservation, and the newly created Sustainable Farms and Fields Program. Our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan includes five strategic priority areas. The position contributes to goals and action plans laid out under each one. This position helps to sets the strategic direction for SCC regarding communications, marketing, and customer satisfaction initiatives to position the department to meet short and long-term goals. Works with the Communications Director to develop agency policy and strategic plans that provide direction to agency personnel to support effective internal, external, and persuasive communications to the diverse customers and stakeholders of the agency. Aids in the production of communications and marketing materials in support of agency programs, ensuring consistency with the agency’s vision, mission, and branding.

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The mission of SCC is to conserve natural resources on all lands in Washington state, through voluntary and incentive-based programs, in collaboration with conservation districts and other partners. This mission depends on our ability to engage Washingtonians with actions that keep natural resources and farmland healthy for all. Together, the SCC and conservation districts provide voluntary, incentive-based programs that empower people to practice conservation and ensure healthy natural resources and agriculture for all.

SCC also administers other high-profile and non-regulatory state programs, including the Voluntary Stewardship Program, Office of Farmland Preservation, and the newly created Sustainable Farms and Fields Program. Our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan includes five strategic priority areas. The position contributes to goals and action plans laid out under each one.

This position helps to sets the strategic direction for SCC regarding communications, marketing, and customer satisfaction initiatives to position the department to meet short and long-term goals. Works with the Communications Director to develop agency policy and strategic plans that provide direction to agency personnel to support effective internal, external, and persuasive communications to the diverse customers and stakeholders of the agency. Aids in the production of communications and marketing materials in support of agency programs, ensuring consistency with the agency’s vision, mission, and branding

Conservation Investments Coordinator

Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (District) is hiring an administer of the District’s Grants and Conservation Loans Program.

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This position supports the District’s conservation mission through the development and management of grants and loans that provide assistance to partner organizations and county residents.

More information about this position can be found in the full job announcement and position description linked below, or at https://conservationdistrict.org.

To apply please send a completed application, resume, and cover letter to 22055 S. Beavercreek Road, Suite 1, Beavercreek, OR 97004, or provide it electronically to District Manager Christopher Lapp at clapp@conservationdistrict.org.  All application materials must be received by August 31, 2022 by 4:30 p.m.

Washington Conservation Districts Northwest Area Engineer

Skagit Conservation District

Skagit Conservation District (SCD) seeks a licensed professional civil or environmental engineer to direct the natural resources engineering program for the Skagit, San Juan Islands, Whatcom and Whidbey Island conservation districts.

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The Northwest Area Engineer will identify and develop projects and technical resources to support the natural resource conservation programs of each of the four districts.

Position Status: Full-time, Exempt.  Part-time employment may be considered, depending on the applicant’s interests, experience and qualifications.

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, with field work across the four-district area.  Remote working arrangements may be considered, pending approval by SCD’s district manager.

Pay Range: $70,000 - $105,000

Opening Date: June 21, 2022

Closing Date: Open until filled.

For more information about this position, view the full Job Announcement linked below.

Natural Resource Technician

Foster Creek Conservation District

Foster Creek Conservation District (FCCD) is seeking a skilled and talented individual to join our small team as a Natural Resources Technician.

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The basic function of this position will be to assist the district with natural resource data collection, project development and implementation.

This is a full-time position consisting of 40 hours/week. The position may require some work on Saturdays or after regularly scheduled work hours.

Starting pay is $20 - $22 per hour, depending on qualifications. Position open until filled.

More information about this position and how to apply can be found in the Job Announcement linked below.