Natural Resource Specialist

Thurston Conservation District is looking for an experienced self-starter who is a dynamic, energetic, highly organized creative thinker with an interest in natural resources conservation and supporting local agriculture to join our team as a Natural Resource Specialist. See the full position description here.

This position works directly with community members to help them meet their land-based goals in a non-regulatory and voluntary environment. This position works with farmers, landowners, and residents in Thurston County to assist with the planning and development of conservation plans for their properties and operations. A primary focus will be small farm planning and technical education. Additional experience in water quality monitoring, stream habitat restoration, forage and pasture renovation, and soil health is desired. This position coordinates and implements other field projects supported by the Conservation Program Manager.

See the full position description here.

To apply:



  1. Resume (no more than 2 pages)
  2. Cover letter (1 page)
  3. Three (3) professional references

Be sure to describe your interest and unique qualifications for the position. Highlight the skills that you can offer to our entire conservation district team. Your cover letter is not to exceed two pages. Letters of recommendation may be included.

Send electronically (please no paper copies) to:
Please include Natural Resource Specialist – YOUR NAME in the subject line.

First review of applications: August 1, 2022
Position open until filled with an ideal start date on or before September 1, 2022.

See the full position description here.

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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