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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.

Research and Monitoring Technician

Palouse Conservation District

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.

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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.

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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.

San Juan Islands CD District Manager

San Juan Islands Conservation District

The San Juan Islands Conservation District is seeking applicants for the District Manager position. The District Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the District, identifying and securing grants and other funding resources, and supervision of all district employees, projects, and programs.

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Employment Classification: Regular, half-time to full-time employee

Application period: Open until filled

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to: tony@sjicd.org.

For questions please call 360-378-6621

Resource Specialist II

Cascadia Conservation District

The basic function of this position is to provide leadership in the coordination and implementation of various Cascadia Conservation District natural resource programs. This position will be under the direction and guidance of the District Administrator.

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This position will provide leadership in the coordination and implementation of various Cascadia Conservation District natural resource programs, and will be under the direction and guidance of the District Administrator. Day to day supervision will be provided by the Program Director. The Resource Specialist II will work with landowners throughout Chelan County to address natural resource issues on their properties through development of resource management plans, identifying cost sharing opportunities and assisting landowners through that process. This position requires the ability to work with urban and rural landowners around natural resource issues such as agriculture, forestry and habitat. Other preferred qualifications include: NRCS Apprentice or Certified Conservation Planner and/or Certified Arborist.

Read the full position description and apply here. This position closes on November 16, 2020.

Grants & Development Manager

Palouse Conservation District

The Grants and Development Manager is responsible for overall grants/contracts management and strategic funding development to support Conservation District programs and services.

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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.

Application review begins November 16, 2020. You can read the full position description and apply here.

Thurston CD Natural Resource Technician

Thurston Conservation District

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.

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Asotin Co. CD Archaeologist/Cultural Resources Specialist

Asotin County Conservation District

The Asotin County Conservation District is seeking to fill an Archaeologist/Cultural Resource Specialist position to help address our significant workload.

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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

Mason CD Senior Projects Manager

Mason Conservation District

The Mason Conservation District is seeking an experienced Senior Projects Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for safe, timely, and efficient execution of small and large scale habitat restoration projects.

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The Projects Manager position is responsible for project development and coordination between the Mason Conservation District, landowners, partner organizations, and investors. The position supports the District’s mission by developing, funding, and implementing habitat restoration projects in Puget Sound watersheds. The successful candidate will demonstrate the proven ability to manage complex environmental projects involving diverse partners and stakeholders on private and public lands. This position is supervised by the Habitat Program Manager. View the full job description in the attachment provided below, and apply by emailing a Cover Letter and Resume to accounting@masoncd.org.

Anticipated Start Date: November 2020

Applications will remain open until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 31, 2020.

Skagit CD Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Liaison

Skagit Conservation District

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.

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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 CD Habitat Specialist

Thurston Conservation District

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.

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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.

Jefferson County District Manager

Jefferson County Conservation District

Jefferson Conservation District seeks a District Manager who is responsible for overall management of the Conservation District, supervision of District employees, and technical assistance to District clients.

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The District Manager is responsible for overall management of the Conservation District, supervision of District employees, and technical assistance to District clients.  The District Manager assists the Board of Supervisors with coordination, management, and administration of conservation programs throughout the Jefferson County Conservation District.  The District Manager ensures that all District functions are managed, and services are provided in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and policies. For first consideration, application packets must be received by the District on or before 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. This position will remain open until filled.

You can find the full job description and application instructions here.

Forest Stewardship Program Coordinator

Puget Sound Conservation Districts are seeking qualified candidates for three Forest Stewardship Program Coordinator positions.

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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. 

 A full position description and application instructions and materials are available here.

Farm Resource Specialist

Pierce Conservation District

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.

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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.

Find the full position description and application instructions on Pierce Conservation District's Website.

Accounting Assistant

Thurston Conservation District

Thurston Conservation District seeks an energetic team-player who is highly organized, thorough and detail oriented with strong math, analysis and computer skills.

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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.

View the job posting on Thurston Conservation District's page.

Livestock Conservation Planner

Clark Conservation District

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.

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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.

Visit the Clark CD employment page to learn more.

Clackamas Soil & Water CD General manager

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District seeks an experienced General Manager to serve as the chief executive officer of the District.

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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.

Submit to:
Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District
Attn: Lisa Kilders, Assistant District Manager
PO Box 830
Beavercreek, OR 97004

Cascadia Conservation District (CD) is seeking an experienced team member to carry out the mission and policies of the Board of Supervisors, direct technical staff, and work with partners to implement the District’s programs.

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Cascadia Conservation District (CD) is seeking an experienced team member to carry out the mission and policies of the Board of Supervisors, direct technical staff, and work with partners to implement the District’s programs.

  • Full time
  • $31.19/hr + DOQ and benefits
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See the detailed job description for minimum qualifications, or contact the District directly at: (509) 436-1601 or www.cascadiacd.org. Please send a cover letter, resume and at least three references to Peggy Entzel, Cascadia Conservation District by mail at: 14 N Mission St, Wenatchee, WA 98801 or email to: peggye@cascadiacd.org. Application deadline 5 pm August 7, 2020; EOE