This position was reopened on December 28, 2023

Palouse CD Conservation Planner Advertisement

Position Summary

The primary focus of the Conservation Planner is to work closely with Palouse CD Conservation Resource staff, local landowners, and conservation partners to develop and implement voluntary conservation plans. This position provides technical assistance, collects data, runs tools and models, helps write and manage/implement grants, maintains equipment, and conducts outreach to support voluntary conservation on private land.

Position Details

FTE: Full Time (40 hours/week)
Compensation: $22.45 – $29.18/hour (Depending on Experience)
Position Type: Regular (benefit eligible)
This position is funded through June 30, 2024, on grant-based funding and the position will continue if additional grant funding and/or financial support is obtained.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, or closely related field. Qualifying experience may substitute year-for-year for the education requirement.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with riparian restoration, livestock management, or dry-land production agriculture farms/farmers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Conservation Planner.
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal conservation programs through Natural Resources Conservation Services currently available to landowners such as EQIP, CRP, CREP, etc.
  • Knowledge of dry land farming best management practices, soil health and residue and tillage management.
  • Knowledge of watershed management, with an emphasis on streams and riparian zones and local plant communities and ecology.

Application Instructions

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Please be prepared to submit a letter of interest, a resume and three (3) professional references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications that do not include both a letter of interest and resume will not be considered. Palouse Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description

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