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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.

Youth Education Coordinator

Snohomish Conservation District

The Snohomish Conservation District has an opening for a full time Youth Education Coordinator position.

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The person in this position will be an inspiring and respectful mentor; provide high quality youth environmental education; coordinate meaningful outdoor activities; develop a learning climate that provides for student motivation and engagement; develop curriculum to meet and exceed standards; complete course assessment activities, documentation, and reporting; participate in regional and statewide conservation district education initiatives; and promote partnerships and stewardship opportunities among school districts, educators, partners, and jurisdictions. Required qualifications include having a teaching certificate and/or 2+ years youth education experience in the classroom and outdoors, and practical hands-on experience with applied learning techniques in relevant topic areas.

 This position is open until filled but priority will be given to applications received by 7:00 am, Monday, July 26, 2021. 

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

Assistant Field Crew Lead

Mason Conservation District

The Mason Conservation District is seeking an Assistant Field Crew Lead to join our team. The position supports the District’s mission by implementing habitat restoration projects in Puget Sound watersheds.

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The Assistant Field Crew Lead position is responsible for performing various duties to implement and maintain habitat restoration projects, and will be responsible for leading the field crew in the absence of the Field Crew Supervisor.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35,256 to $38,916.00 /year

Position open until filled. For more information, please see the full position announcement linked below.

Stewardship Forester

Clark Conservation District

Clark Conservation District is seeking a Stewardship Forester to join our team. Join our team and work with landowners, partner groups, and the public in the development and delivery of forestry stewardship practices that aid in the conservation and healthy management of Clark County’s forest lands.

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The Stewardship Forester consults with non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners providing technical assistance and help developing individual forest stewardship management plans. This position provides on-site professional forest management advice to support individual landowner objectives, including recommendations regarding forest health and fire risk assessments.

Primary Job Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Stewardship Forester is to work directly with small forest owner/operators within Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum Conservation Districts. The measurement of success is forestry plans and practices applied on the land to improve forestry operations via water quality, wildlife habitat, and soil health. The Stewardship Forester will work with private landowners to develop and implement forest stewardship plans for wildfire resilience and forest health. They will field technical assistance requests, complete site inventories and resource concern checklists, write forest stewardship plans that recommend forest management actions, identify cost share opportunities, assist landowners through the cost share process, and provide advice and guidance during the implementation of forest management practices. This position will also provide support to partner organizations around forest stewardship issues and work with communities on wildfire resilience.

Position Type: Full Time (40 hours/week) with benefits. Paid hourly $23.00 - $28.00 DOE.

For more information, view the full job description linked below or visit www.clarkcd.org/employment.

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.

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Position is open until filled. First review of applicants will occur on July 16, 2021. Please submit a cover letter and resume with at least three references to: award@fostercreekcd.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.

Communications and Outreach Specialist

Okanogan Conservation District

The Okanogan Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a Communications and Outreach Specialist position.

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The Communication and Outreach Specialist will work closely with district staff, board members, partners, and others to design and deliver targeted marketing campaigns to connect land managers to District programs and services.

Position open until filled. First review of applicants is on July 16, 2021.

More information about this position and how to apply can be found in the Position Announcement and Position Description links below.

Conservation Specialist - Clackamas SWCD

Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is offering an opportunity to begin a career in land conservation. We are looking for individuals who want to apply their passion for the land in rural Clackamas County. Our goal is to create a high-quality, career entry job experience for an emerging conservation leader.

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This is a limited-duration, grant-funded position lasting two years with the possibility of renewal contingent on future grant awards.

Successful applicants will:

  • Demonstrate an existing passion for a conservation career. Examples could include having/pursuing an academic degree in a conservation-related field; volunteer service; working for non-profit or other organizations with a conservation-related mission; and/or other similar background.
  • Engage with small farm owners and rural residential property owners.
  • Possess a strong desire to work outside in the field of natural resources.
  • Gain experience and apply new skills and knowledge in working lands, native habitat restoration, and watershed health.
  • Have the ability to learn about and identify native plants and apply skills to place, install and maintain them.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Possess willingness to collaborate with a team.
  • Have strong initiative and ability to work independently as training progresses.
  • Provide superior customer service to the public, landowners, partners, and CSWCD staff.

The primary focus for this position is on helping landowners, collaborating to successfully implement practices that protect water quality and conserve natural resources. The Conservation Specialist is expected to provide superior customer service and to represent the District in a professional manner.

View the full position description and application instructions here.

Stewardship Forester

Cascadia Conservation District

The purpose of this position is to implement the Cascadia Conservation District’s forest health and wildfire resilience programs. These programs are founded on natural resource management activities with private landowners.

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Position Status: Full Time exempt

Wage: Starting at $4,517 – $5,224 per month, depending on qualifications and experience

Closing Date: 5:00 p.m, July 8, 2021

For more information about this position and how to apply, see links to the full Position Announcement and Description below.

Resource Specialist II

Cascadia Conservation District

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the coordination and implementation of various Cascadia Conservation District programs. These programs involve natural resource related activities.

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Position Status: Full Time exempt

Hourly Wage: Starting at $4517 – $5224 per month, Depending on Qualifications and Experience

Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2021

For more information, view the Job Description and Announcement below.

Habitat Improvement Program Director

Pierce Conservation District

Pierce Conservation District is seeking a full-time Habitat Improvement Program Director to lead an exciting new era of our work to restore habitat that is vital to the health and wellbeing of fish and wildlife, as well as the people of Pierce County.

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This position will be part of the District’s Leadership Team and will help us achieve our long-term vision of creating thriving ecosystems that support native habitat for healthy populations of salmon, orca, and other wildlife, while also creating greater resiliency to climate change and helping achieve our environmental justice goals.

Position open until filled. First review of applicants is: June 23, 2021

For more information, please view the full position description below.

Conservation Specialist

Spokane Conservation District

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The primary purpose of the Conservation Specialist position is to provide a connection with the agricultural community in Spokane County and advocate for farmland sustainability and economic viability. The Conservation Specialist organizes the Spokane County Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) for plan implementation, outreach, awareness, and project development. The position will also assist the Spokane Farm Corridor Program.

For more information about this position and how to apply, see the position description below, or visit the Spokane Conservation District website at: www.SpokaneCD.org

KCCD is part of a cluster of five conservation districts in North Central Washington who work cooperatively to maintain a shared professional engineer position. The engineer provides services to all districts as needed, but KCCD is the home base.

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The position is open until filled. The first review of applicants will occur on May 24, 2021. Please include the following in your application package:

1. Resume (not to exceed two pages)

2. Cover letter (not to exceed one page)

3. Three (3) professional/educational references

4. KCCD Job Application Form

Be sure to describe your interest and unique qualifications for the position and the skills that you bring to the Conservation District team in your cover letter. Submit your completed application package to:

Anna Lael, District Manager

2211 W Dolarway Road, Suite 4

Ellensburg WA 98926

Electronic submissions are encouraged. Please submit your application package to both addresses below:

a-lael@conservewa.net and m-nash@conservewa.net

Please include: District Engineer – YOUR NAME in the subject line.

This position is responsible for developing and implementing the Moses Lake watershed plan.

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Position open until filled.

Please mail, email or deliver your completed resume and materials to:

Grant County Conservation District, Attn: Marie Lotz, 1107 S Juniper Dr., Moses Lake, WA 98837

Email: marie-lotz@conservewa.net

Phone: 509-765-9618

Website: columbiabasincds.org

Cascadia Conservation District is now accepting resumes for the position of Resource Technician.

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Cascadia Conservation District is now accepting resumes for the position of RESOURCE TECHNICIAN.  Daily tasks will include project site maintenance and monitoring in Chelan County, WA.  Part time temporary, June - September, $16.82/hr or higher DOQ; grant funded.  Qualifications include knowledge of natural resource conservation and ability to communicate, manage tasks and use MS Word/Excel.  Must have valid driver’s license.  Duties involve work in outdoor settings in rough terrain and variable weather conditions performing measurement and data collection, weeding, watering, and use of power and hand tools.

Detailed job description and minimum requirements available at www.cascadiacd.org or by calling (509) 436-1601.  Send cover letter, resume & at least 3 references to:

Cascadia Conservation District
14 N Mission St,
Wenatchee, WA 98801

or by email to ryanw@cascadiacd.org. Application deadline 4:00 pm April 30.  EOE

The Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) is seeking a District Manager (DM) with a commitment to land stewardship and resource conservation on private lands. This position is a full-time leadership role responsible for overall management of the district’s work and staff. The WICD office is located in Coupeville, the county seat of Island County on Whidbey Island in Washington State.

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COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time, $65k - $80k, dependent on qualifications and experience. WICD provides sick and vacation leave; medical, dental, and vision insurance; a Simple IRA; 11 paid holidays per year.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit cover letter, fillable application (available at the WICD website www.whidbeycd.org), and resume to wicd@whidbeycd.org; subject line: WICD District Manager. Emailed applications are preferred. Three professional references will be required and contacted if applicant is selected for an interview. First screening of applications will be on May 3, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.

Questions should be directed to Board Hiring Committee Chair, Gary Ketcheson at: garyketcheson@conservewa.net.

The District Manager is responsible for overall management of the Conservation District, supervision of district employees and satisfaction of district clients.

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Employment Classification: Regular Full-Time

  • $36,000- $50,000.00 annual salary depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Medical insurance premiums through the Public Employee Benefit Board paid at a rate of 100% following successful completion of a probationary period.'
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick time will accrue after a probationary period.

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 Pine Creek Conservation District Office is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Application packets will be accepted only via email to konahfarms@gmail.com.  

This position will remain open until filled.  

Contact Jeff Pitman at 509.595.3260 or email konahfarms@gmail.com with questions.

Clackamas Soil and Water CD Conservation Specialist

Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District seeks an experienced Conservation Specialist to work mainly with small farms and rural/urban residential properties. Working knowledge of plant material including proper placement and maintenance, plus a demonstrated working knowledge of urban conservation practices including bioswales and rain gardens is desirable.

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A full position description and an application form are available below and 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 electronically by midnight on April 16, 2021 OR postmarked by April 16, 2021 if submitting via ground mail.

Grant and Fiscal Administrator

Clark Conservation District is seeking a motivated individual to fill the new position of Grant and Fiscal Administrator.

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The Grant and Fiscal Administrator is responsible for overall grants and contracts management, financial procedures, and administrative duties at Clark Conservation District. This position administratively manages District funding sources and expenses, reports all grant activities – both deliverables and finances, and performs general administrative functions for the District. The position is new and requires project management skills, fiscal management, and experience working with grants.

We are seeking candidates who are highly adaptable to changing priorities, tight deadlines, and interruptions to workflow. The successful candidate will be adept at multitasking and have both attention to detail and a complete understanding of the systems of funding utilized by the District. The Grant and Fiscal Administrator should have impeccable dependability, be innovative, and receptive to collaborative feedback from coworkers. An ideal candidate will have an analytical and systems-driven mind with a strong customer service and team-driven attitude. The ability to manage many complex issues on time and take a proactive approach toward promoting more efficient and effective systems is essential. Clark Conservation District has a small staff, and each of us is often called upon to do a wide range of job duties. Because of this, flexibility and excellent communication skills are crucial to the position.

Applications are open until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Projected Start Date: Spring 2021

View the full position description here and apply for the position here.

Mason CD seeks a District Engineer to provide natural resource engineering services to landowners, District staff, and partner organizations as necessary. This position involves multi-faceted duties that require both office and field work; a high level of motivation, versatility, independence, and collaboration; and establishment and maintenance of partnerships with a wide range of landowners and conservation professionals to implement natural resource management practices on private and public property.

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The successful candidate will provide program coordination, administration and technical services through the District’s Engineering Program. This position coordinates all aspects of the Engineering Program, including but not limited to providing engineering support to several District programs, such as the Agricultural Program, Conservation Projects Program, Marine Shoreline Landowner Assistance Program, and Low Impact Design Stormwater Program; and provide engineering support to District partners.


The position will use WDFW habitat engineering guidelines to design salmon habitat restoration projects such as stream crossing replacements (culverts, bridges), wood placement, and erosion control.


The position supports the Missions of the Conservation District Cluster members and serves as a senior member of a team of conservation professionals in developing, region-wide, natural resource management programs. Through the Conservation District Cluster, it also serves a broad geographic area of primarily Southern Puget Sound, Hood Canal, and the Chehalis Basin watershed. In this capacity, the position may respond to information/assistance requests or advice to support individual landowner objectives across a large geographic area.

View the full position description and application instructions here.

Clallam Conservation District is seeking a half- to full-time Manager to oversee district operations. Position is open until filled. Initial review of applications will begin April 6.

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The Clallam Conservation District (District) Manager position is a half- to full-time, at-will, exempt, non-union position. The Manager manages the operations of the District and performs executive level leadership, personnel, administrative and management work. The Manager assists and supports the District Board of Supervisors with the planning, directing and reviewing of all District activities. 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 District mission. The Manage acts on behalf of and reports to the Board of Supervisors.

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, and management principles and practices (e.g., planning, organizing, directing, motivating, decision making, and prioritizing to promote District 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.

Strong applicants will also have a thorough understanding of natural resource programs and conservation practices.

View the full position description and application instructions here.

Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting applications for a .08 FTE, non-exempt, salaried, benefited position of Office Administrator. Job description, including qualifications, duties, and benefits, plus application materials and submission instructions available at www.whidbeycd.org. Application deadline April 15, 2021.

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WICD is seeking a detail oriented individual with excellent collaboration skills to fill the District Office Administrator position. The District is a dynamic organization, comprised of volunteer board members and paid staff. We seek an individual to complement our highly productive, energetic, and skilled staff to deliver quality conservation programs to Whidbey Island residents. This position is responsible for District fiscal operations activities, including, but not limited to, BARS accounting, payables and receivables, monthly payroll, expense reimbursements, preparation of monthly/quarterly/annual financial reporting, and maintenance of all financial records.

Confidentiality and independent judgment are necessary. Work is characterized by a substantial amount of financial and administrative functions. Administrator must possess a high level of integrity, honesty, and strong customer service skills.

Candidates with a college bachelor’s degree or higher in public finance, accounting, economics, or related field are highly preferred. Experience may be substituted year-for-year for education.

The Office Administrator position is a .8 FTE, non-exempt, salaried, and benefited position ​based out of Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington.

This position is open until filled. Applications due April 15, 2021. Please review the complete position description available here.

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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

Conservation Planner: Marion Soil and Water Conservation District (Oregon)

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.

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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.

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District Manager: Marion Soil and Water Conservation District (Oregon)

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.

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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.

View the full position description here.

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

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Email a Cover Letter and Resume to accounting@masoncd.org. 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.

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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.

Seasonal Natural Resources Technician

Foster Creek Conservation District

The position implements and provides project based support to weed control projects, riparian restoration and stream enhancement projects.

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This position is a full time seasonal (expected term of 6-8 months), non-exempt position with compensation starting at $18 - $21per hour ($37,440 - $43,680 per year), based on experience and/or qualifications. Position is open until filled. See link to the full position description below for more information.

To Apply: Access the job announcement at: www.fostercreekcd.org and submit a maximum of six pages, including a cover letter describing the experience and skills you bring to this position, a current resume, three references and your contact information to the Foster Creek Conservation District.

Please submit application either electronically to Amanda Ward at: info.fccd@gmail.com, or in writing to: Foster Creek Conservation District, PO Box 398, Waterville, WA 98858.

District Manager: Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District (Alaska)

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.

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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 kenaiswcd@gmail.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

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and current resume (including three professional references with contact information) by email to kenaiswcd@gmail.com 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.

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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.

View the full position description and application instructions here.

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.

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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.

View the full position description here.

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.

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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 job-applications@thurstoncd.com by February 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm.

Financial & Administrative Manager

Columbia Conservation District

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.

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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:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Resume (including three professional references with contact information)

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 dn-ccd@daytonwa.net 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: dn-ccd@daytonwa.net.

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.

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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: skagitcd@skagitcd.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 bill@skagitcd.org.

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.

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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:

  • Quality check and convert data collected from field operations and program strategic data tracking into GIS and CRM databases with proper and accurate spatial location
  • Geocode and tag address information
  • Coordinate data synthesis and collection of data across programs
  • Assist with the design of GIS program data dictionaries, which includes metadata, projection setting, field settings, and domains
  • Assist with the data conceptual design and classification of organizational rules for a Customer Relationship Management system
  • Manage permissions and publishing schedules to SQL, ArcGIS Server, and ArcGIS Online Systems for online and offline use

Read the full position description and apply here. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Pierce CD Water Quality Program Manager

Pierce Conservation District

Pierce Conservation District (PCD) is seeking a full-time Water Quality Program Manager. This position will support the Water Quality program by working within the Chambers Creek and Tacoma-Commencement Bay basins to implement Green Stormwater Infrastructure programming and projects on private and public properties.

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Position open until filled. First review of applicants is: March 19, 2021

Earliest Projected Start Date: April 16, 2021

More information available at: piercecd.org/jobs

Senior Director of Stewardship Programs - King CD

King Conservation District

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.

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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: jobs@kingcd.org 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.

Project Manager for Restoration Projects

Walla Walla Conservation District

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.

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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: renee.hadley@wwccd.net 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.

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.

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

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.

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