We are looking for a new Executive Director

November 6, 2018

Are you an outgoing person who would be excited and inspired by being the face of this agency? Are you a confident, effective communicator who is comfortable working with diverse conservation districts, stakeholders, agencies and partners to bring everyone together and unite efforts? Are you able to speak to a variety of groups including federal, state, tribal, and local entities on behalf of conservation districts and our agency? Are you able to cultivate and maintain respectful relationships with partners? Are you up for working in a fast-paced environment where needs can change on a dime?

We would love to meet you!

The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) is a non-regulatory state agency and the coordinating state agency for all 45 conservation districts in Washington State. Together, the SCC and conservation districts provide voluntary, incentive-based programs that empower private landowners to implement conservation on their property.

The SCC was created by the legislature in 1939 (RCW 89.08.070) to support conservation districts through financial and technical assistance; administrative and operational oversight; program coordination; and promotion of district activities and services.

SCC staff represents the Commission and conservation districts to local, state, federal, and tribal entities, and participates in a variety of policy forums.  The SCC includes the Office of Farmland Preservation, the Voluntary Stewardship Program, and the Food Policy Forum.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, we would love to hear more from you. All you need to be considered is to go to the careers.wa.gov job posting and submit the following:

  • Cover Letter: We want to know more about you! Tell us how you meet the requirements for this position and what you will bring to our agency.
  • resume detailing your past experience and education as it relates to the position.
  • Only a few minutes of your time to create your profile (name, address, phone) and answer a few supplemental questions attached to this application.

This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. Application review will begin on Monday, November 19, 2018. The Hiring Manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time, so it is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.

Questions can be directed to Lori Gonzalez by email at lgonzalez@scc.wa.gov.

Additional information about what this job entails can be found within the job posting. 

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