Michigan Chapter
Michigan Chapter


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.

Job Description

Application Deadline:  Open until filled. Send .pdf versions of a one-page cover letter and one-page resume to sarah.nelson@macd.org. Applicants who do not follow these instructions will not be considered for employment.

(Current as of September 5, 2018)

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).

Job Posting

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 geneseecd@yahoo.com. This posting will remain open until filled. (Posting updated September 5, 2018)



Conservation Technician (MAEAP)


The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District (CLMCD) is seeking interested applicants to serve as a Conservation Technician in the area of agriculture/environmental stewardship for the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). The purpose of the MAEAP program is to provide private landowners with on-farm technical assistance in all of Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties. This includes conducting farm-specific risk assessments; coordinating local, state, and federal agency resources to help farmers reduce environmental risks, and assisting farmers in making progress toward environmental verification through MAEAP. The Technician is also responsible for collaborating with other District staff/partners to promote MAEAP and educate diverse audiences on the importance of environmental quality in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The selected candidate will be based in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and will include assignments in all of Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties.

Application Deadline: Serious applicants should submit a professional resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references to clmcd@macd.org with the subject: MAEAP Position or mail to CLMCD C/O Mike McCarthy, 2847 Ashmun St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 for consideration. Application materials are due by Friday, September 21st, 2018 by 4:30pm or until position is filled, preference will be given to applications received by that date. Candidates selected for interviews should be prepared to interview the week of October 1st – 5th, 2018 with a required start date of October 15th, 2018 or October 29th, 2018.  (Posted August 31, 2018)

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Leelanau Conservation District

Natural Resource Technician

The Leelanau Conservation District is currently accepting applications for a person to serve as Natural Resource Technician. The position is permanent part time (24 hrs. per week) with potential for future full time employment. The normal office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with some nights and weekends. Responsibilities include various office duties as well as providing assistance to field staff on site visits, Soil Erosion Permits, and working with the general public to provide natural resource information and education.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018 Close of Business. Submit a cover letter stating you suitability for the position based on education, knowledge and skills, along with a resume and a list of 3 professional references to Buzz Long, Executive Director, Leelanau Conservation District. E-mail: blong@leelanaucd.org. (Posted September 6, 2018)



"There are national associations for the preservation of wild flowers and the preservation of propagation of wildlife, but not for the preservation of the soil.  Conservation of this most fundamental and important of all resources is seldom seriously considered by anyone not directly or indirectly associated with the ownership or management of a farm, and is too infrequently considered even by the farmers themselves." 1928  Hugh Hammond Bennett, co-founder of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (formerly the Soil Conservation Society of America)


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