Thurston Conservation District is hiring!

Part-Time Temporary Election Staff (2 open positions) – Applications Due Jan. 20, 2021

Find the full job description here.

Position Summary: This temporary position will report directly to Thurston Conservation District Election Supervisor, Nora White, and work in collaboration with the Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections staff to hold a transparent and accountable election for the Thurston Conservation District to fill Board of Supervisors Position 1. This temporary position will serve as a polling officer during the March 16, 2021 mail-in election season.
It is a priority of Thurston CD to ensure that our permanent conservation 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 2021 election season. Our elections 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. You can learn more about our 2021 election here.

This is a part time temporary position that is expected to work between 15-30 hours per week, dependent upon tasks assigned. Work occurs Monday – Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm; employee’s schedule to be determined by Election Supervisor upon hire.

Thurston Conservation District’s COVID-19 Return to Work Protocol must be followed at all times.

Desired Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate is detail oriented, thorough and has the ability to follow a specific and prescribed process with a high level of accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal communications and customer service skills.
  • Experience working with and clearly relaying procedural information to members of the public.
  • The ability to receive training to understand the unique election process Conservation Districts are required to follow outlined in Chapter 89.08 RCW, along with proper ballot processing procedures established by the Thurston County Auditor’s Office.
  • Ability to use a computer, email, Microsoft Office, mobile and landline telephones.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to work in a seated position as necessary to perform general office functions for up to 8 hours per day.
  • A desire to perform this duty in subsequent years is ideal, though not required.

Find a full list of duties and responsibilities in the job description here.

To Apply: Submit a resume with three references and the supplemental questionnaire  to by January 20, 2021 at 4:30pm. There are two open positions to be filled.

Questions? Contact TCD’s Election Supervisor, Nora White, at or 360-999-3727

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
360-754-3588, ext. 114

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