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Employment Opportunities

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

•    Medical/dental/vision, basic life and long-term disability insurance through the Washington State Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) 
     o    100% of the premium cost for the employee is covered by PCD
     o    35% of the premium cost for spouse and dependents is covered by PCD
•    Retirement through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)
     o    Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) 
     o    Optional participation in the Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP)
•    Annual LifeFlight Membership that covers employee and dependents

•    Medical Flexible Spending and Pre-Tax Dependent Care Assistance Programs
•    12 days paid annual and sick leave per year
•    12 paid holidays
•    WSU Tuition Waiver that covers up to 6 credits per fall/spring semester

We are currently recruiting for these positions:​​


Conservation Planner

Position Summary

The primary focus of the Conservation Planner is to work closely with Palouse CD Conservation Resource 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: $23.57 - $30.64/hour (Depending on Experience)

Position Type: Regular (benefit eligible)

This position is funded through June 30, 2024, on grant-based funding and the position will continue if additional grant funding and/or financial support is obtained.

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

  • Knowledge of dry land farming best management practices, soil health and residue and tillage management. 

  • Knowledge of watershed management, with an emphasis on streams and riparian zones and 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. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 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.

Palouse Conservation District complies with Federal, state, and local civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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