Summaries of each position are provided below. Please visit the Pierce Conservation District Job Opportunities page for full details.
Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor, and Islands Farm Resource Specialist
Pierce Conservation District is seeking a full-time Farm Resource Specialist to assist landowners (primarily livestock farm owners) in the Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor, and Islands (KGI) area to manage and conserve natural resources; such as soil and water. The primary duties of this team member will be to serve local landowners and enhance the natural resources within the watershed, with improved water quality being the main goal. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working with landowners in a voluntary capacity to improve water quality. He or she will be a creative thinker who can think outside of the box to serve community members in a complex and rapidly changing environment. Knowledge and experience related to water quality and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation practices and resource planning principles are necessary. For the full job description, salary and benefits package, and application process, visit: http://www.piercecountycd.org/Jobs.aspx
Farm Resource Specialist
The position of Farm Resource Specialist exists to assist livestock farm owners in Pierce County in planning and applying natural resource conservation practices using state USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service of Washington conservation practices. This holder of this position will focus their efforts in sub-watersheds in Pierce County specifically selected as priority areas for improvement. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work directly with landowners to solve natural resource concerns using creativity, best practices, and through long-term relationships with these clients. This is an exciting opportunity to work on some of the most pressing natural resource challenges related to water quality, soil health, and endangered species recovery and in a growing region. The primary responsibility of the Farm Resource Specialist is to work directly with livestock farm owners and operators within the district. The measurement of success is conservation practices applied on the land to improve water quality and soil health, improve fish and wildlife habitat, and that work to the advantage of the farm operation. For the full job description, salary and benefits package, and application process, visit: http://www.piercecountycd.org/Jobs.aspx