EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

AmeriCorps Positions

We are now recruiting AmeriCorps service members for terms beginning in September 2022! To learn more about the positions offered, visit our AmeriCorps page.

Veterans Conservation Corps Internship

We are now recruiting a Veterans Conservation Corps Natural Resource Conservation Intern! To learn more about the position offered, click here.

Grants & Contracts Coordinator

Position Summary

The Grants and Contracts Coordinator is responsible for overall grants/contracts coordination, contracts/agreements review, oversight of grant and contract budgets, match tracking, deliverable tracking, grant and partnership administration, and serving as a liaison to funding sources and partners.  The Grants and Contracts Coordinator provides support to Palouse Conservation District programs to develop and track program budgets, review deliverables for the annual plan of work and track annual plan of work progress.  The Grants and Contracts Coordinator assists the Finance & Admin Manager with salary tracking, posting payroll to grants/contracts, and annual budget development and tracking.  The Grants and Contracts Coordinator ensures that all District grants and contracts are administered in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and policies.

 

Position Details

FTE:    Full Time (40 hours/week)
Compensation:    Starting at $26.31/hour, $54,727.00/year (depending on experience)
Position Type:    Regular (benefit eligible)


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Public Administration or a related field.

  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience, program coordination, grant/contract/agreement review and administration, budget development, deliverable tracking, grant billing and reporting.

  • Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and interpret complex contract/agreement information to resolve issues and make recommendations; and initiate and implement process improvements.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage the technical aspects of budget development, including: preparation and justification of budgets, financial modeling and analysis; and ability to interact effectively with program leads and staff by providing financial information to facilitate budget formulation and execution.

  • Ability to gather, interpret, and communicate financial data to technical (budget/finance background) and non-technical audiences.

  • Experience managing multiple, diverse issues.

  • Experience in grant and contract administration.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability with multi-tasking and project management simultaneously in a dynamic environment while meeting deadlines and time constraints.

  • Ability to build respectful and productive relationships with internal colleagues and external stakeholders.

  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Public Finance Officer, and/or Certified Governmental Financial Management.

  • Advanced knowledge of grants management and public sector budgeting.

  • Professional knowledge of policies and practices of Conservation Districts.

  • Experience using federal and state funding to administer cost-share programs for natural resource conservation on private lands.

  • Experience with Springbrook Express (BIAS) software for financial and grants management.

  • Proficiency with Smartsheet for collaboration and work management.

  • Experience with WA BARS accounting system.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please click the link here.

Please be prepared to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and references by June 30, 2022. 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

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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 will help plan, organize, and coordinate crew members, complete fieldwork, and assist other staff in carrying out the 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:    Starting at $17.36/hour (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.

  • One (1) or more years 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.

  • Previous experience leading a restoration field crew.

  • 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.

 

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 June 13, 2022. Applications 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 a resume will not be considered. Palouse Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description

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Seasonal Field Crew Member

Position Summary

The Seasonal Field Crew Member’s primary purpose is to assist with the direct implementation of conservation practices. The majority of this work focuses on riparian buffer restoration projects and installing in-stream bio-engineered structures. Serving as an integral member of a team of conservation professionals working exclusively in the field. The position will help implement restoration work under the direction of the Field Crew Leader. Work includes but is not limited to, mechanical and chemical weed control, operating hand tools and small engine machinery, and planting native trees and shrubs. This position is a member of the District’s field crew and supports the enhancement and protection of natural resources within the District.

 

Position Details

FTE: Full Time (40 hours/week)

Compensation: Starting at $14.75/hour (depending on experience)

Position Type: Temporary (ASAP to August 30, 2021), possible extension through September 30, 2021, if additional work of funding is identified.


Required Qualifications

  • 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.

 

Preferred 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) or more months of previous experience working as a field crew member.

  • Washington Herbicide Applicators license.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please click the link here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Please be prepared to submit a letter of interest and a resume. The position is open until filled, with an initial review of applicants beginning on May 6, 2022. Applications 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 a resume will not be considered. Palouse Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description

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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.