Skagit Conservation District

Farm/Natural Resources Planner

Salary: $45,000-$60,000/year DOE Closing Date: May 19, 2023, 4:00pm


The position of Farm/Natural Resources Planner is to assist landowners and small farm operators within the Skagit Conservation District in planning and applying resource conservation practices. Funding for this position is subject to availability of state and local government grants and contracts. The person hired for this position is directly responsible to the district manager and works under the technical supervision of the Senior planner.


This position requires a solid background in natural resources management and a technical degree in a compatible field of study from an accredited institution in agriculture, agronomy, natural resource management, environmental science, or a closely related field. Also required is demonstrated experience and understanding of local agricultural practices, interpreting county codes, working with the public on natural resources or agricultural issues and addressing resource management problems. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Certification in basic farm planning or certified nutrient management planning is preferred.


The primary responsibility for this position is to prepare and/or revise existing conservation plans for landowners within the SCD. The measurement of success is completed farm plans and conservation practices applied in the field that may improve water quality, wildlife habitat, increase farm productivity, and improve climate resiliency, as well as meet all necessary requirements for standards and specifications, and meet the landowner’s goals. Assisting in engineering surveys and design work, including construction inspections of engineering practices, may be included. The incumbent gathers and assembles data for planning systems, independently schedules application and follow-up, coordinates with partner agencies, revises existing farm plans, and carries out the routine activities of the conservation planning and application phase. This person shall become knowledgeable of the funding contract(s) work tasks and perform them as required by the Conservation Commission funding guidelines.

For more information

For more information, visit the Skagit Conservation District’s employment page or contact Emmett Wild at 360-899-8761. The job description is also available at: 2023 Farm Natural Resources planner SkagitCD

To apply for this position

Applicants must provide a cover letter, a completed application form (available from the conservation district office or website), a resume, and three professional references. Applications must be received at the Skagit Conservation District (SCD) office on or before 4:00 pm, May 15, 2023. Applicants may be subject to a background check.