TCD is hiring for two positions

Temporary Elections Staff

Thurston Conservation District (TCD) is hiring a temporary part-time election employee who will serve as a polling officer and will help the District hold a transparent and accountable election for its Board of Supervisors Position 3. The selected candidate will report directly to the District’s Election Supervisor, Susan Shelton, and will work in collaboration with the Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections staff and Polling Officer volunteers. This temporary position will support the District’s March 14, 2023 mail-in election season.

District election processes are dictated by our governing law (RCW Chapter 89.08), WAC Section 135-110, and the procedures established by the Washington State Conservation Commission. It is a priority of Thurston CD to ensure that our permanent staff are not responsible for handling or processing ballots in order to reduce any potential for the appearance of election tampering, and to ensure sufficient capacity to provide voters with well-trained, highly responsive support throughout our 2023 election season.

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Send your resume including two references and the supplemental questionnaire electronically to: by January 20, 2023 at 4:30pm.
Please include Polling Officer – YOUR NAME in the subject line. Hiring will occur on a rolling basis.
For questions, please contact Susan Shelton, Election Supervisor at: or

To learn more about District Board Supervisor Elections, visit this page of our website.

Education & Outreach Assistant

Thurston Conservation District is looking for a dynamic, energetic, and creative communicator and thinker with a strong interest in scientific communication, developing outreach strategies, and adult and youth environmental education work.

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The Education & Outreach Assistant will work closely with TCD’s communications and education staff to educate and engage both adults and youth of Thurston County. This position will support several TCD programs through general and direct outreach, volunteer recruitment, public communications, social media outreach, and event coordination and planning of multiple TCD sponsored events.

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Please submit:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Three (3) professional references

Be sure to describe your interest and unique qualifications for the position and the skills that you bring to our entire conservation district team. Your cover letter is not to exceed one page. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews may begin prior to the application deadline. The intended start date is January 3, 2023 (TCD Closed for NYD 1/2/23).

Applications due: December 5, 2022 by end of the day.
Send electronically (please no paper copies) to:
Please include Education & Outreach Assistant – YOUR NAME in the subject line.

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 accommodations 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
360-754-3588, ext. 114

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