Thurston Conservation District is hiring!

Natural Resource Technician – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

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Position Summary: This position is responsible for working with farmers, landowners, and residents in Thurston County to assist with planning and development of conservation plans for their properties and operations. The Natural Resource Technician assists community members with identifying and implementing a wide range of natural resource conservation practices using State Natural Resource Conservation Service of Washington conservation assessment tools. This position will also provide technical assistance to community members to facilitate implementation of cost share projects. A primary focus will be small farm planning and technical education. The Natural Resource Technician is responsible for aligning District and partner programs to benefit both the landowner/operator and the soil, water, air, plant, and animal natural resources present on the property. This position will work directly with a collaborative and professional technical team to identify, develop and implement projects that address natural resources and habitat concerns.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful applicant has a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (B. A. / B. S.) in
natural/environmental science, agriculture, agronomy, environmental planning, or closely related
technical/scientific/natural resources field –OR— 2) B.A. / B.S. from an accredited institution in combination with experience in natural resource management as described above. –OR— 3) An associate degree in natural resource management from an accredited institution in combination with 2 years direct experience in natural resource management as described above.
Applicant must also have a minimum of 1 year of professional natural resource management experience in ecology, botany, wetland science, upland or aquatic habitat restoration, or related work. Work experience can come from a government, corporate or other post-secondary training environment –OR– a combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position are welcome.

 

Habitat Specialist – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

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Position Summary: This position provides technical assistance services to community members to promote water quality protection, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, and natural resources stewardship. The Habitat Specialist will work collaboratively as a TCD Technical Team member to provide services to Thurston County residents including, but not limited to: the development and implementation of restoration and enhancement projects to benefit stream ecology, wetlands, and upland ecosystems for the improvement of conditions for fish, wildlife, pollinators, and native plant communities, assisting with public education during workshops and tours, and managing Thurston Conservation District’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful applicant has a minimum of a BA or BS in natural/environmental science, agriculture, agronomy, environmental planning, or closely related technical/scientific/natural resources field –OR– a BA/BS with demonstrated experience in the above fields –OR– an AA in the above fields with 2 years direct experience in natural resource management.
Applicants must also have a minimum of 4 years of professional natural resource management experience in ecology, botany, wetland science, upland or aquatic habitat restoration, or related work. This can come from experience within a government, corporate, or other post-secondary training environment –OR– a combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is welcome.

 


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Here at Thurston Conservation District our employees and the people we serve come from all walks of life. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Please let us know if you need accommodation to participate in the application process.

We sincerely thank you for your interest in joining the work we do at Thurston Conservation District!


Interested in career opportunities?

 

Sarah Moorehead
Executive Director
smoorehead@thurstoncd.com
360-754-3588, ext. 114

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