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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.

WDFW Environmental Planner 5

The WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking to fill an Environmental Planner 5 position.

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The State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) is the implementation plan for the protection and recovery of Washington’s species of greatest conservation need (SGCN) along with protecting and restoring Washington’s critical ecosystems with an increasing focus on climate resiliency.

The SWAP Coordinator serves as the lead planner responsible for developing and monitoring the implementation of the SWAP. The work involves coordination and liaison with DFW staff, other agencies, tribes, stakeholder groups and citizens.

For more information, view the full position announcement here.

WDFW Fish & Wildlife Biologist 4

The WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking to fill two Fish & Wildlife Biologist 4 postions!

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  • Full-Time/Permanent
  • One Position – *Mill Creek – Snohomish County
  • One Position – *Yakima – Kittitas County

*The duty stations for these positions are flexible within their assigned regions.

For more information, view the full position announcement here.

Administrative Project Coordinator

Thurston Conservation District

Thurston Conservation District is looking for a team player with strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills to coordinate the development and implementation of its administrative projects.

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The Administrative Project Coordinator will join our Finance and Administration team and will coordinate administrative projects that enable District staff and board to efficiently implement its mission – including financial, facility, process automation, policy and procedure, and IT projects.

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Irrigations Efficiencies Technical Coordinator

Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) has a great opportunity opening for an Irrigations Efficiencies Technical Coordinator.

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This position will contribute to the mission of the Conservation Commission by supporting conservation district water resource planning and implementation, ensuring that in-house and vendor generated system designs meet required and appropriate Natural Resource Conservation Service standards and specifications, ensuring that system designs are consistent with program goals and objectives, enhancing district technical competence in irrigation water management, irrigation water use efficiency, irrigation application system design, irrigation conveyance system design, and energy efficiency, working toward enhancing water availability for all uses and users across the state.

Salary: $4013.00 - 5399.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time - Remote

Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA

Please provide a letter of interest (no more than 2 pages) explaining how you have prepared yourself for this position, a current resume or CV, and a current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information.

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This employment opportunity will remain open until filled. The hiring manager reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. To ensure consideration for this position, please submit your application as soon as possible. The first review of applicants will begin on March 31, 2023.

Conservation Planner

Palouse Conservation District

Palouse Conservation District is hiring for a Conservation Planner!

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Position Summary

The primary focus of the Conservation Planner is to work closely with Palouse CD Conservation Resource staff, local landowners, and conservation partners to develop and implement voluntary conservation plans. This position provides technical assistance, collects data, runs tools and models, helps write and manage/implement grants, maintains equipment, and conducts outreach to support voluntary conservation on private land.

Position Details

FTE: Full Time (40 hours/week)

Compensation: Starting at $22.45/hour (depending on experience)

Position Type: Regular (benefit eligible)

This position is funded through June 30, 2024, on grant-based funding and the position will continue if additional grant funding and/or financial support is obtained.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, or closely related field. Qualifying experience may substitute year-for-year for the education requirement.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with riparian restoration, livestock management, or dry-land production agriculture farms/farmers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified Conservation Planner.
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal conservation programs through Natural Resources Conservation Services currently available to landowners such as EQIP, CRP, CREP, etc.
  • Knowledge of dry land farming best management practices, soil health and reidue and tillage management.
  • Knowledge of watershed management, with an emphasis on streams and riparian zones and local plant communities and ecology.
Application Instructions

Please be prepared to submit a letter of interest, a resume and three (3) professional referencesApplications that do not include both a letter of interest and resume will not be considered. Palouse Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description

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Wildfire Program Manager

Pierce Conservation District

Pierce Conservation District (PCD) is seeking a qualified candidate to perform as a Wildfire Program Manager to serve high-needs communities in Pierce County’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).

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This is a full-time position that will report to the Water Quality Director and mentored by the Climate Resiliency Program Manager, offering wrap-around services to include evaluating wildfire risk conditions on properties and evaluating health impacts of wildfire smoke to vulnerable community members. By offering technical assistance, education, and coordination with local partners, this is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of a new Wildfire Preparedness Program for the County.

Annual Salary: $52,093 – $56,343, Depending on Qualifications

Benefits: Benefits will include retirement, 100% of premiums paid for medical/dental/vision for you and your dependents as well as accrued paid sick leave, annual leave, 13 paid holidays per year (includes 2 paid personal holidays), an ORCA card, and a training budget.

Applications open until: Position is filled

First Review of Applications: March 31, 2023 (Applications welcomed after March 31 until position is filled)

Projected Interviews to Begin: Week of April 10, 2023

Projected Start Date: May 1, 2023

For additional information about this position, see the full job announcement here.

Natural Resource Specialist

Pend Oreille Conservation District

Pend Oreille Conservation District is seeking to hire a Natural Resource Specialist!

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This position will be full-time (40 hours/week) and will assist the District Manager with the implementation of various conservation programs.

Compensation: $45,000 - $55,000 annual salary (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Benefits: After a 60-day probationary period, the district provides a comprehensive benefits package with medical, dental and vision coverage for regular employees and eligible dependents.

Screening of applications for this position begins March 8th; the position is open until filled.

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

Administration & Outreach/Education Coordinator

Pend Oreille Conservation District

The Pend Oreille Conservation District is seeking an Administration and Outreach/Education Coordinator to join our team.

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This position is responsible for assisting the District Manager with the organization and management of the office, overall district operations, in addition to overseeing all outreach and education objectives.

Compensation: $40,000 - $50,000 annual salary (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Benefits: After a 60-day probationary period, the District provides a comprehensive benefits package with medical, dental and vision coverage for regular employees and eligible dependents.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and references electronically to

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

Habitat Restoration Project Manager

The Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce (CREST) is a council of governments serving communities in the Columbia Pacific region of Oregon and Washington. CREST is seeking an individual to serve as Habitat Restoration Project Manager.

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This position is responsible for the development and implementation of habitat restoration projects that focus on recovering juvenile salmon rearing habitat through reconnection of historic tidal floodplain to the Columbia River Estuary. Project types may include culvert removals, dike breaches, tidegate retrofits, wetland channel enhancement, and levee setbacks.

This position works under the supervision of the CREST Habitat Restoration Program Manager and collaborates with other CREST project managers to investigate, develop and implement projects at specific sites. Key responsibilities include restoration project management actions such as project development, landowner outreach, funding acquisition, permitting, subcontracting, construction oversight, data management and reporting, and communications with partner organizations and agencies.

This position is to be based in either Astoria or Portland, with preference being Astoria. CREST staff are working in remote or hybrid positions and the Project Manager can either work from their home office or CREST office space in Astoria can be provided. This position requires frequent field work across the Columbia River Estuary and variable work hours to oversee project implementation as well as occasional evening meetings with project partners throughout the lower Columbia River and estuary region.

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

Resource Planner I – Stream Habitat Program Assistant-Permit Technician

Kitsap Conservation District

Kitsap Conservation District is seeking to hire a Resource Planner I – Stream Habitat Program Assistant-Permit Technician.

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The goals of the KCD Stream Program are to restore stream and riparian habitat while improving water quality and reducing stormwater impacts on private property in unincorporated Kitsap County. This project position is funded by a contractual agreement and scope of work between KCD and Kitsap County. The successful candidate will assist the program in outreach and implementation of projects related to habitat management techniques and treatment technologies that will substantially contribute to the program’s implementation and effectiveness.

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Skagit Conservation District is seeking an new Executive Director.

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The Skagit Conservation District (SCD) is a non-regulatory conservation agency established in 1942 to assist private land users in Skagit County with the conservation of natural resources. SCD is a legal subdivision of the Washington State government organized under Conservation District Law, RCW Chapter 89.08.

The District receives funding from locally collected rates and charges, Conservation Commission, grants, and other funding sources with specific deliverables tied to the funding. To leverage its resources and advance special initiatives of considerable community importance, we partner with other federal, state, or local agencies and nongovernmental organizations. SCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The District and our professional staff have been recognized at all levels for their expertise and good customer service.

The mission of the Skagit Conservation District is to bring voluntary, incentive-based natural resource solutions to citizens of Skagit County and beyond by providing technical assistance, outreach and educational and cost share funding when available through various state and federal programs.


This position has numerous responsibilities which include reporting to the Board of Supervisors, managing the District’s staff, implementing the strategic plan, representing the District in the community, seeking new funding sources and overseeing the District’s budget. In addition, the position is responsible for the implementation of all District programs.


Required education, experience, or training:

1. A degree in natural resources, environmental science or agricultural discipline, or a related fieldof study preferred.

2. Experience with public sector finance, bidding, and audit requirements

3. Administrative/management and supervisory experience in the public or private sector.

4. Previous experience working directly with boards, commissions, tribes, legislative bodies, or

educational institutions.

5. Experience in contract, grant development and project management.

Required knowledge and skills:

• Skilled in use of computer programs and willingness to explore new e-tools.

• Conservation Districts, Washington State Conservation Commission and Natural Resources Conservation Service coordination of programs and funding.

• State of Washington regulations such as open public meetings act, freedom of information act, growth management and RCW 89.08 preferred.

• Public budgeting and records retention processes and procedures.

• Basic environmental, natural resources, agricultural, forestry, watershed adaptive management and permitting disciplines.

• Skagit County and north Puget Sound ecological and environmental issues preferred.

Ability to:

• Provide excellent leadership, organizational, decision making and communication skills.

• Develop budgets, review financial statements, ensure invoices and payments are made in a timely manner.

• Understand and provide guidance on farm planning, natural resource project design and implementation, cultural resources and education and outreach.

• Develop long range and annual plans of work in coordination with staff and board.

• Represent the SCD and provide interagency coordination at the local, regional, and state levels as needed to provide benefit to the Skagit Conservation District customers.

• Speak and present to agencies and the public in person as well as through social media outlets as they develop and are needed to reach out to existing and potential customers.


• Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license.

• Pass a WSP background check, must be bondable.

Salary Range: $75,000 - $99,000 Annual Salary – Full time position

Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision, eleven paid holidays, ability to participate in PERRs retirement, as well as paid annual and sick leave.


A complete application includes: a cover letter, resume, SCD job application, and a list of three reference contacts.

1. A cover letter

2. A current resume

3. A completed Skagit Conservation District Job Application

4. The names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

5. Mail or e-mail to: Skagit Conservation District, 2021 E. College Way, Suite 203, Mount Vernon, WA 98273,

Though this position is open until filled, the first pull for candidate will be February 24, 2023.

Education & Outreach Assistant

Pacific Conservation District

The Education & Outreach Assistant is a grant funded, regular, full-time, hourly employee serving the Pacific Conservation District (PCD) and Grays Harbor Conservation District (GHCD).

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Salary: Starting at $18-20 / hour depending upon experience

Benefits: Pacific Conservation District offers comprehensive health and retirement benefits

Resume and Cover Letter Due to:

Deadline to apply: February 15th @ 4:00pm

Position Start Date: As soon as possible

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