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Watershed Restoration Project Manager

Pacific Conservation District

Pacific Conservation District is looking for a Watershed Restoration Project Manager!

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The Watershed Restoration Project Manager position is a grant funded, regular, full-time, hourly employee serving the Pacific Conservation District. This position is responsible to the District Board of Supervisors and CD Manager, and is supervised by the Watershed Restoration Program Manager.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a District Employment Application, resume, and cover letter to: Tom Kollasch(tkollasch@pacificcd.org). Applications will be accepted until position(s) are filled, with first review occurring August 1st, 2024.

For more information on this position, please see the full job description below.

Marine and Estuarine Resilience Project Manager

Pacific Conservation District

The Pacific Conservation District is looking for a Marine and Estuarine Resilience Project Manager to join their team!

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The Marine and Estuarine Resilience Project Manager is a grant funded, regular, full-time, hourly employee serving the Pacific Conservation District (PCD). This position is responsible to the District Board of Directors and is supervised by the Marine and Estuarine Resilience Program Manager.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

-Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant Natural Resource-related field (e.g. biology, fisheries, planning,engineering, or landscape architecture)
-At least 3 years of prior work experience in a related field preferred-
-Washington State Driver’s License (upon hiring)

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a District Employment Application, resume, and cover letter to: Jackson Blalock (jblalock@pacificcd.org) and Mike Nordin (mnordin@pacificcd.org).

Applications will be accepted until position(s) are filled, with first review occurring August 1st, 2024.

For more information on this position, please see the full job description below.

Outreach and Events Coordinator-Snohomish CD

Snohomish Conservation District

The Snohomish Conservation District (SCD) has an opening for a full time Outreach and Events Coordinator to produce and manage high-quality virtual and in-person events, including webinars, farm tours, fairs, workshops, and more.

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The Outreach and Events Coordinator engages the community and encourages conservation through strategic events produced by SCD and with partner organizations. A successful candidate will have at least three years of professional experience in outreach and event coordination, preferably working in the environmental field.

Terms: Regular full-time position (40 hrs/week), with benefits. Overtime eligible
Salary: $55,000 - $62,000
Job Classification and Range: Outreach and Events Coordinator, Range 4
Priority deadline: Initial review of applications will begin July 15, 2024.
Applications accepted until position is filled.

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

Conservation Technician Crew Lead

Whitman Conservation District

Whitman Conservation District is hiring for a Conservation Technician Crew Lead.

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The Conservation Technician Crew Lead is responsible for overseeing and coordinating a crew of technicians in completing various riparian restoration tasks. This position requires expertise in mechanical and chemical weed control, planting native trees and shrubs, harvesting and preparing plant materials, and installing wood/post structures in streams. The Crew Lead will work closely with the conservation project planner to determine fieldwork needs and develop a weekly schedule of work. Additionally, they will independently manage and track hours, equipment, travel, inventory, and other logistical aspects of the crew's operations.

Serving as an integral member of a team of conservation professionals working primarily in the field. The successful candidate will become a member of the District’s team of natural resource conservation professionals working together to enhance and protect natural resources within the District.

Community Engagement, Education, and Outreach Specialist

Pine Creek Conservation District

Pine Creek Conservation District (PCCD) is hiring a Community Engagement, Education, and Outreach Specialist.

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Salary range of $42,000-66,000.

Benefits include flexible work schedule, retirement, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

If you are skilled in developing and delivering educational content and events and have a passion for agriculture and conservation, this is an excellent opportunity for you. Enjoy a flexible working schedule and use your creativity to have an impact on your community’s understanding and awareness of important conservation topics and opportunities.

A full job description and application instructions for this position can be found here.

Seasonal Conservation Technician-PCCD

Pine Creek Conservation District

Pine Creek Conservation District (PCCD) is looking for a seasonal conservation technician.

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Pay range of $18-25/hr.

Benefits including flexible work schedule and paid sick leave.

15 work weeks primarily during February-April, July-August, and November-December.

This seasonal job is perfect for anyone looking to get some experience with conservation and working in a small government organization. If you enjoy working outdoors with tools and equipment, this position will allow you to do just that while you develop further skills and learn about conservation.  

Find a full job description and application instructions here.

Finance and Administrative Manager - FCD

Franklin Conservation District

The Finance and Administrative Manager will provide overall financial leadership, management, and oversight, including budget development, financial analysis, strategic thinking and sustainability planning for the Franklin and Benton Conservation Districts.

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The Finance and Administrative Manager will provide overall financial leadership, management, and oversight, including budget development, financial analysis, strategic thinking and sustainability planning for the Franklin and Benton Conservation Districts. The Finance and Administrative Manager serves as a key adviser and coordinator of office management, finance, operations, grants/contracts, and administrative support. The Finance and Administrative Manager ensures that all District financial, administrative, and business operations are provided in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and policies.

Executive Director-WRCD

The Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council (WRCD) is hiring an executive director.

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WRCD is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. They serve to support place-based leadership in community wildfire adaption, landscape restoration, and salmon

habitat restoration. WRCD partners with local organizations and state and federal entities to support community-based initiatives through facilitation, project management, technical assistance, training, planning, grant-making, and community-building.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Executive Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership, overseeing day-to-day operations, and ensuring the organization achieves its mission and goals. They report to the Board of Directors and work closely with staff, stakeholders, and partners to drive the organization forward.

SALARY

$90,000 - $95,000 per year, depending on qualifications

BENEFITS

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 100% Employer Paid Health, Vision, Dental Insurance

HOURS

Full time: 32-40 hours per week

LOCATION

Washington State Yakima Office or remotely, anticipate 10-25% travel. If remote work is requested, preferred location is within two hours of Yakima.

Position is open until filled.

For more information, please view the full job announcement.

Environmental Planner 4-ODW

Environmental Public Health Office of Drinking Water is hiring an Environmental Planner 4.

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Do you want to lead and facilitate a multiagency team that is successfully collaborating to meet a common goal?  Are you passionate about making a tangible difference in communities? Do you thrive in a collaborative environment to help identify creative solutions to real-world problems? Do you want to be part of a model for agency collaboration that is now being used across the State to meet multiagency missions to develop strategies to address issues impacting people and the environment?

As the Project Manager for the Lower Yakima Valley (LYV) Groundwater Management Area (GWMA) Implementation Committee, you'll be at the forefront of a crucial mission to protect community health and the environment. In this pivotal role, you'll tackle the challenge of elevated nitrate levels in the groundwater, safeguarding residents from potential health risks.

Position:         Environmental Planner 4 (EP4) Project DOH8131

Division:         Environmental Public Health (EPH)

Office:            Office of Drinking Water (ODW)

Location:        Richland, WA (Flexible/Hybrid)

Close:             Open Continuously

Office of Farmland Preservation Coordinator

Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) is hiring coordinator for our Office of Farmland Preservation.

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As the Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP) Coordinator, you will lead and oversee the activities of the Office of Farmland Preservation, ensuring the agency’s goals and objectives are met. You will coordinate farmland preservation efforts across Washington State, including the purchase and funding of agricultural conservation easements and assisting local governments in retaining agricultural land. Your role will involve marketing and outreach, providing technical assistance on working-lands easements, and conducting research and analysis on farmland preservation and food systems issues. You will work closely with the Commission’s Policy Director and other stakeholders, including serving as a co-lead of the statewide Food Policy Forum. Additionally, you will contribute to the development and implementation of the agency’s strategic plan, aligning OFP objectives with executive management’s expectations and strategic goals.

Find out more about this position and how to apply at:

Office of Farmland Preservation Coordinator | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Field Crew Member - Mason CD

Mason Conservation District

The Mason Conservation District is seeking to fill at least one Field Crew Member position to join our team.

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

The successful candidate will have prior proven ability to work efficiently and effectively on a team to implement restoration activities including planting, maintenance of planting sites using power tools, and treatment of invasive plants with the use of herbicides.  

This position is supervised by the Habitat Restoration Crew Lead.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Core duties and responsibilities include the following.

  • Work directly under the Habitat Restoration Crew Lead to complete various tasks including planting maintenance, planting, and invasive plant treatment (chemical and manual).
  • Safely utilize tools such as brushcutters, machetes, and shovels to maintain planting sites.
  • Plant both bare root and potted-stock plants.
  • Occasional operation of non-motorized watercraft used to access select work sites.  
  • Under the direct supervision of a licensed applicator, safely apply herbicides to various invasive weeds using backpack sprayers.
  • Practice proper tool/equipment maintenance.  
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to safely and effectively work as a productive team member.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work under physically demanding conditions, including inclement weather and difficult terrain.
  • Be able to adapt to changing situations.
  • Ability to walk while carrying 50 pounds, lift 50 pounds, operate hand and power tools and other mechanical equipment for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment background check, and drug test.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and background in habitat restoration practices including planting, planting site maintenance, and invasive weed control.
  • Experience treating invasive weeds such as Knotweed with herbicides.
  • Experience planting bare root and potted plant stock.
  • Experience using power equipment such as brushcutters.
  • Possess a valid Public Operator License through WSDA with Aquatic endorsement.
  • Experience operating an ORV.
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record.
  • Knowledge of local area of Mason County.
  • Interest in community service and the environment.

Benefits:

  • Industry Competitive Compensation
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Disability Plans
  • Employer Retirement Plan

TO APPLY:

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, subject to continued grant funding

Salary: $39,144 to $45,396/year

Natural Resource Specialist-FCCD

Foster Creek Conservation District

Foster Creek Conservation District is seeking a highly self-motivated and skilled individual to join the District as a Resource Specialist.

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This is a full-time position, key to many of Foster Creek’s natural resource programs responsible for implementing technical assistance on projects, cost share activities, and providing public outreach. Our programs are focused on implementing highly impactful projects with private landowners where coordination with state and federal partners can help achieve large landscape scale improvements to natural resources.

Foster Creek CD is in Douglas County, Washington with a physical office space located in the town of Waterville, serving the northern half of Douglas County. This position is funded through grants from several state and federal grant programs and relies on successful future grant applications to continue its funding. This position reports directly to Foster Creek CD’s District Manager and is eligible for partial remote work opportunities.

For more information about this position and how to apply, please view the full position description linked below.

Conservation Easement Program Liaison

Skagit Conservation District

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

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

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

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

Business Operations Manager

Snohomish Conservation District

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

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

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

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

Research & Monitoring Coordinator

Palouse Conservation District

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

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

Position Details

FTE: Full Time (40 hours/week)

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

Position Type: Regular (benefit eligible)

How to Apply

To apply, please click the link here.

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

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