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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

We are currently recruiting for these positions:

Education and Outreach Assistant

Position Summary

The Education and Outreach Assistant’s responsibility is to assist with planning, organizing, and coordinating educational lessons for youth, landowners, and the general public and other education programs and projects; planning, organizing, and coordinating public events; recruiting and managing volunteers; developing effective communication and marketing materials; and assisting other staff in carrying out miscellaneous grant or contract-related tasks as part of the District’s annual plan of work.


The successful candidate will be familiar with local conservation issues, resource concerns, and conservation needs, increasing community awareness of local natural resource conservation needs, to help encourage a conservation ethic within the community.

Position Details

FTE: Full Time (40 hours/week)
Compensation: $37,696.00 - $49,009.00 (DOE)

Position Type: Regular (benefit eligible)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or Studies, Education, Marketing, Communications or a related field; OR a technical degree (AS/AA) and 1-year related experience. Qualifying experience may substitute year-for-year for the education requirement.

  • Knowledge and experience with natural resource education and outreach.

  • Good understanding of local conservation issues, resource concerns, and conservation needs within Palouse Conservation District boundaries.

  • Experience designing and developing print and/or online outreach material.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Experience with Microsoft Suite (Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One (1) year experience administering educational programming in formal or informal settings with youth and/or adults.

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Experience with Smartsheet.

  • Professional knowledge of policies and practices of Conservation Districts.

  • Highly motivated and organized.

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 6, 2023. 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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E&O Assistant
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AmeriCorps Technician Positions with Washington Conservation Corps

We are now recruiting for AmeriCorps members to begin on September 18, 2023! Three positions are available:

  • Education & Monitoring Technician (1 position available): The Education & Monitoring Technician will assist in water quality monitoring, coordinate community science and watershed education opportunities, recruit and manage volunteers, and deliver environmental education lessons to youth.

  • Education & Restoration Technician (2 positions available)The Education & Restoration Technicians will implement conservation practices in the field, gain hands-on experience with riparian restoration practices, coordinate volunteer planting events, and deliver watershed educational programming.


Each position is a 1700-hour term. $2,171.43/month stipend with $6,895 education award at the completion of service. To learn more and apply, visit our AmeriCorps page.

Natural Resource Conservation Internship with Veterans Conservation Corps

The primary duties of this position are to assist PCD staff in the implementation and maintenance of riparian restoration projects on private land throughout southeast Whitman County. Other duties will include but are not limited to assisting PCD staff with water quality and soil health monitoring, vegetation monitoring, and engaging the community through education and outreach events. This is primarily an outdoor fieldwork position, but some office work will be required during the winter months. The goal of this position is to provide the intern with a wide range of experiences in all program areas at PCD.

•    Typical schedule is Monday-Friday with occasional night & weekend work for outreach events
•    Includes a $2400 monthly stipend to assist with living expenses for full-
time (40 hours/week). Part-time positions are also available.
•    6-month term beginning May 2023, with the possibility of extension
•    Position open until filled

•    Must be a veteran of the United States uniformed services 
•    Must have dependable transportation to and from the Palouse Conservation District office
•    Must currently possess a valid driver’s license

All applicants must pass a background check. 

To apply, email a resume, a copy of your DD214 or service discharge certificate, a copy of your current driver’s license, and a cover letter explaining your interest in this internship to:
Kim Pham
Veterans Conservation Corps Program Manager

To learn more about the Veterans Conservation Corps, contact:
Kim Pham
Veterans Conservation Corps Program Manager

For more information about Palouse Conservation District, contact:
Andrew Mackey
Resource Conservation Program Coordinator
(509) 553-3032


VCC Intern

Palouse Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We celebrate the unique differences of our employees because that is what drives curiosity, innovation, and the success of our district. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal or local laws.

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