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Employment Opportunities

Palouse Conservation District offers benefits for regular and project employees that include:

  • Medical/dental/vision and basic life insurance through the Washington State Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) 

    • 100% of the premium cost for the employee is covered by PCD

    • 35% of the premium cost for spouse and dependents is covered by PCD

  • Retirement through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)

  • Annual LifeFlight Membership

AmeriCorps Positions

We are now recruiting AmeriCorps service members for terms beginning in October 2022!

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Conservation Planner

Position Summary

The primary focus of the Conservation Planner is to work closely with Palouse CD Resource Conservation 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:     $44,740 to $58,158 (Starting at Grade 7, Step 1; depending on experience)
Position Type:    Regular - Benefit Eligible

All positions at Palouse CD are grant-funded. The Conservation Planner is currently funded through June 30, 2023. The position will continue if additional grant funding and/or financial support is obtained, something Palouse CD anticipates occurring.


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 Farm Service Agency or Natural Resources Conservation Services currently available to landowners such as EQIP, CRP, CREP, etc.

  • Knowledge of watershed management, with an emphasis on streams and riparian zones.

  • Knowledge of local plant communities and ecology.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please click the link here

Please be prepared to submit a letter of interest, a resume and three (3) professional references by November 6, 2022. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should apply if the announcement is still posted. Applications 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

To view a full position description, please click the link here.

 
 

Resource Conservation Technician

Position Summary

The Resource Conservation Technician’s primary purpose is to assist Conservation Coordinators and Planners in the implementation of conservation practices. The majority of this work focuses on riparian buffer restoration projects and installing in-stream bio-engineered structures. Serves as an integral member of a team of conservation professionals working primarily in the field. The position is primarily in the field and will work on completing field work (planting, controlling weeds, installing in-stream structures, mowing, and watering) and assist other staff in carrying out miscellaneous grant or contract-related tasks as part of the Palouse Conservation District’s annual plan of work.  This position is a member of the District’s team of natural resource conservation professionals working together to enhance and protect natural resources within the District. 

 

Position Details

FTE:    Full Time (40 hours/week)
Compensation:    $36,118 to $46,953 (depending on experience)
Position Type:    Regular (benefit eligible)


Required Qualifications

  • Technical Degree (AS/AA) in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or closely related field. Qualifying experience may substitute year-for-year for the education requirement. 

  • Six (6) months of previous experience working as a field crew member. 

  • Physically able to perform field activities for extended periods of time. 

  • Strong attention to detail, communication, and organization skills.  

  • Experience in operation and maintenance of field tools (i.e. chain saws, brush cutters, power tools). 

  • Possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license. 

  • Washington Herbicide Applicators license, or ability to obtain within the first month of hire. 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or a related field. 

  • Experience planting native trees and shrubs. 

  • Experience mechanically or chemically controlling invasive weeds. 

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please click the link here

Please be prepared to submit a letter of interest a resume and three (3) professional references at the time of application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should apply if the announcement is still posted. Applications that do not include both a letter of interest and a resume will not be considered. Palouse Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer. 


Position Description

To view a full position description, please click the link here

 

Palouse Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy that employees and applicants will

not be subjected to discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin,

honorably discharged veteran’s status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or

any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal or local laws.