We are hiring a Habitat Specialist! – APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Thurston Conservation District seeks a dynamic, creative, and critical thinker with interest in designing and implementing habitat conservation projects and working with diverse communities to join our collaborative team in a fast-paced, hands-on and rewarding work environment.

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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
360-754-3588, ext. 114

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