Natural Resource Planner


The Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) is seeking a Natural Resource Planner (Planner) to deliver WICD’s conservation programs by providing technical assistance and conservation planning. WICD is an important part of Whidbey Island’s fabric of life and serves the population in important ways involving land management and natural resource conservation. This position serves a critical role sharing expertise and resources with our island community. It is based at the WICD office in Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington. We are excited to find an experienced self-starter who is energetic, with a great work ethic and strong interest in becoming part of our team!


The Natural Resource Planner is a full-time, non-exempt hourly, benefitted position that reports directly to the District Manager. The planner must be able to build and maintain trusted relationships while working productively with our diverse community of landowners, land managers and partners including but not limited to farmers, forest landowners, residential homeowners, community organizations, tribes, and government agencies. The primary function of this position is to provide technical assistance and resources to landowners including writing conservation plans, designing conservation practices, helping landowners apply for cost-share funds, managing practice implementation projects, and performing education and outreach tasks. This individual will also assist with grant research, grant writing, project management, and other duties as assigned. Conservation work will span the natural resource priorities relevant to our island; the ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of water resources issues such as stormwater, shoreline, and/or water quality issues, as well as experience with farmland or other working lands.


Download the full announcement: WICD Natural Resource Planner – 2022 Job Description