This page is for job postings from conservation organizations that are commenserate with the SWCS mission. Examples are postings for Conservation District positions. State and Federal postings may also be included, if appropriate. Postings are only done by the site administrator.
Barry Conservation District
The Barry Conservation District is currently accepting applications for an Administrator. The Administrator is responsible for the District’s consistent achievement of its financial goals, as well as providing support for the day-to-day operations of the District.
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Send .pdf versions of a one-page cover letter and one-page resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants who do not follow these instructions will not be considered for employment.
Genesee Conservation District
Engineer - Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI)
The Genesee Conservation District is currently accepting applications for the CTAI Engineer position. The work involves the planning, design, and installation of conservation engineering practices to a variety of natural resource management and conventional agricultural resource concerns. The position will provide engineering services by conducting field investigations, topographic and stakeout surveys, preparing engineering designs and drawings, preparing construction cost estimates, and providing oversight of the installation of engineering structures and practices in several counties. Examples of the types of designs and implementation projects include: agricultural practices such as agrichemical handling facilities, livestock watering facilities, grade stabilization structures, grassed waterways, water and sedimentation control basins and wetland restoration projects. The engineer will work for Genesee Conservation District, under the technical guidance of the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS).
Application Deadline: Submit a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge and skills, along with a resume, and list of references to Angela Warren by email at email@example.com. This posting will remain open until filled.
Ogemaw Conservation District
The Ogemaw Conservation District is currently accepting applications for a MAEAP Technician. This position will deliver the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) through on-farm technical assistance, using farm specific risk assessments, education and conservation plan development to implement practices, and coordinate local, state and federal agency resources to help reduce identified environmental risks, and make progress toward MAEAP verification. This position will oversee and implement all aspects of the MAEAP in Ogemaw, Arenac, Iosco, Roscommon and Oscoda counties. This is a grant funded position with intentions for annual grant renewal.
Application Deadline: 4pm July 18, 2018. Send Resume, List of References and Letter of Interest to: Ogemaw Conservation District, ATTN: Donita Charron, 240 W Wright St, West Branch, MI 48661, Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRANCH CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI) Conservationist
The Branch Conservation District is seeking interested applicants to serve as a) Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI) Conservationist. This position is grant funded by both the State of Michigan and the United States Department of Agriculture.
This position’s work station will be located within the offices of the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Individuals will handle assignments in a multi-county area. The work will be performed under the guidance of both the NRCS District Conservationist and Branch Conservation District Executive Director.
Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in an environmental, natural resource or agriculture related field. A valid Michigan driver’s license is required and additional position requirements do apply.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, college transcript and no more than 3-4 references by 4:30 pm, July 19, 2018 to the Branch Conservation District, 387 N. Willowbrook Rd., Ste. F, Coldwater, MI 49036 or email to email@example.com. Electronic submission is preferred.
Barry Conservation District
BCK CISMA Coordinator
The Barry Conservation District is currently accepting applications for the Barry Calhoun Kalamazoo Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (BCK CSIMA) Coordinator. The BCK CISMA Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program grant and operation of the BCK CISMA under the guidance of the Barry Conservation District Executive Director and the Steering Committee. The Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of deliverables spelled out in this grant, budget tracking and oversight, and reporting. This is a full-time, grant-funded position based out of Hastings, MI, with regular travel throughout Barry, Calhoun, and Kalamazoo counties.
Application Deadline: July 20 at 3:00pm. Send pdf versions of a one-page cover letter and one-page resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants who do not follow these instructions will not be considered for employment.
Iosco Conservation District
Iosco Conservation District is seeking a part time (16 – 20 hours/week) District Manager to organize and coordinate all Iosco Conservation District business. Position requires recordkeeping, bookkeeping and public communication skills. Leading and participating in meetings is expected. Duties include keeping meeting minutes, writing grants, planning and promoting ICD activities, maintaining the district website and coordinating the annual tree sale. Must be a self-starter and able to work independently. Experience or familiarity with agriculture/natural resources is desired. Candidate must pass a background check.
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This is a part time position, with office time spread over 3-4 days per week. Some time is required outside of regular office hours.
Deadline for application is Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Application materials (resume and letter of interest) may be sent to email@example.com.
Shiawassee Conservation District
Invasive Species Technician
The Shiawassee Conservation District is seeking interested applicants to serve as an Invasive Species Technician for the Shiawassee Conservation District. The applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources or related field of study. The position will provide technical assistance through conservation planning and implementation of conservation practices that directly address invasive species management and control. Other assignments will include providing public outreach opportunities and other duties deemed relevant to the mission of the Shiawassee Conservation District. The position will be housed at the Shiawassee Conservation District located at the USDA Service Center in Owosso, Michigan.
Application Deadline:Interested applicants must submit a resume, list of references, and a cover letter indicating relevant experience by August 3rd, 4:00 pm by email to Melissa Higbee, Executive Director, Shiawassee Conservation District, at firstname.lastname@example.org. An official transcript will be requested at the time of the interview.
Kalamazoo Conservation District
The Kalamazoo Conservation District (KCD) is seeking part-time District Manager, responsible for the successful leadership and management of the District. He/She will be a highly organized, self-motivated individual with a passion for preserving natural resources. Working under supervision of the KCD’s Board of Directors, the District Manager evaluates all KCD plans, programs, activities, and procedures to ensure sustainability and positive impact on the organization and community.
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Application Deadline: August 3rd at 4pm for first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Send your Cover Letter and Resume to Kalamazooconservation@gmail.com
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