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Resource Conservation Program Coordinator

Position Summary

The Resource Conservation Program Coordinator assists the Resource Conservation Program Manager with the administration and coordination of the Palouse Conservation District (PCD) Resource Conservation Program.  The Resource Conservation Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of resource conservation initiatives that promote the role, mission, and goals of the District and its programs.

Essential to this position is: 1) being familiar with local and regional conservation issues, resource concerns, and conservation needs, 2) maintaining relationships and partnerships with land managers, the general public, agencies, and other partners, 3) identifying resource conservation needs and opportunities, 4) writing grant proposals to fund those opportunities, 5) collaborating with Resource Conservation Program staff and Finance & Admin Program staff to administer District grants, 6) coordinating Resource Conservation Program staff to deliver program services, and 7) implementing programs, events and activities.

It is the responsibility of the Resource Conservation Program Coordinator to coordinate Resource Conservation Program staff to ensure that grant provisions are met including completion of the scope of work and all supporting legal requirements, tracking grants (tasks and financial), writing reports, and keeping the Resource Conservation Program Manager, Grants & Contracts Coordinator, Finance & Admin Manager, Director, and Board of Supervisors informed of grant and program status.

The Resource Conservation Program Coordinator provides support to the Resource Conservation Program Manager by developing and tracking program budgets; compiling activities for the annual plan of work; planning, organizing, and coordinating Resource Conservation Program services and activities; tracking deliverable status; coordinating workload allocation to Resource Conservation staff; assisting with salary allocation and tracking;  assisting with recruitments; and supervising Resource Conservation Program staff, AmeriCorps Member(s), volunteers, and/or interns as assigned. 

 

Position Details

FTE:    Full Time (40 hours/week)
Compensation:    Starting at $60,266.00 (depending on experience)
Position Type:    Regular (benefit eligible)


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or Studies, Agriculture or a related field. Qualifying experience may substitute year-for-year for the education requirement.

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

  • Knowledge of designing, implementing, managing and analyzing outcomes for efficient and effective resource conservation programs.

  • Excellent communication skills in working with private land managers and users in a non-regulatory environment.

  • Good understanding of local and regional conservation issues, resource concerns, and conservation needs.

  • Experience managing conservation projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage the technical aspects of budget development, including preparation, justification, and tracking of budgets.

  • Experience managing multiple, diverse issues.

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

  • Professional experience with program leadership 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.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

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

  • Ability to travel as needed.

  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or Studies, Agriculture or a related field.

  • Five (5) years of supervisory/program management, budget management and funding development experience.

  • Strong understanding of local and regional watersheds, current land use practices and resource management issues and challenges.

  • Advanced knowledge of grants management and public sector budgeting.

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

  • Strong writing skills and grant writing experience.

  • Experience with Smartsheet work collaboration software.

  • Professional knowledge of policies and practices of Conservation Districts.

 

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 August 22, 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 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. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. 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.