Hiring Conservation Coordinator at Palouse CD

The Conservation Coordinator is responsible for understanding and promoting the organization, role, mission and goals of the District and its programs, and for understanding relationships and partnerships with other agencies.  Essential to this responsibility is being familiar with natural resource conservation through conservation planning, and the implementation of conservation practices. The Conservation Coordinator is responsible for identifying conservation needs and projects, assisting in writing grant proposals to fund those project needs, and operating as a project coordinator by assisting in the organization and implementation of District grants and projects.  It is the responsibility of the Conservation Coordinator to ensure that grant provisions are met including completion of scope of work and all supporting legal requirements, tracking grants (tasks and financial), keeping the Director and Grants & Development Manager informed of grant/project status, and writing reports. Minimum requirements include: Team player who values building partnerships and a non-regulatory approach to natural resource conservation activities, including a proven commitment to agriculture and land stewardship.  Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA; Master’s preferred) in Natural Resources, Agriculture, Range Management, Environmental Science or related field. Knowledge of watershed management, with an emphasis on streams, floodplains, and riparian zones. Must be familiar with current conservation current issues facing dryland farmers and livestock owners in the region and have experience with implementation of conservation Best Management Practices (BMPs). Must be willing and physically able to assist with field data collection and restoration of streams located in the District. Must be physically fit, able to hike for extended periods, carry equipment (up to 40 lbs.)  over rough terrain, at times in inclement weather conditions. Obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license, provide own transportation with proper vehicle insurance and registration upon the first date of hire; be able to travel statewide using all modes of transportation. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Regular, Full-Time, At-Will, Exempt status; Compensation salary range: $42,399 – $55,116 (DOE) plus full benefits package. View complete job description and requirements at www.palousecd.org. Send resume & cover letter to: Conservation Coordinator Search, 1615 NE Eastgate Blvd. Suite H, Pullman, WA 99163 or jessicas@palousecd.org.  Review begins August 20, 2018. Open until filled.