Working at Snohomish Conservation District

Working for a Conservation District is a great experience! We get to work with motivated landowners, dedicated professionals, well-respected leaders in conservation, and with students just starting their careers.

The District offers a supportive and vibrant work environment with opportunities to grow in your career and state benefits for permanent positions. We hope you will consider joining our team!

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Job Openings

AmeriCorps Crew Member - Washington Conservation Corps

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General Description

Join a team of 6 working with the Snohomish Conservation District on restoration efforts throughout Snohomish County. We focus on riparian restoration on private lands where a stream, creek, tributary orriver is present. Our goal is to improve water quality and habitat within the county by removing invasive species, planting native trees and shrubs, and maintaining planted areas. During the fall to early spring the crew performs site preparations and plantings. During the spring to end of summer the crew maintains planted sites. Throughout the year the crew runs and maintains our native plant nursery. Along with restoration efforts, the crew spends time constructing rain gardens, works the Snohomish Conservation District plant sale in February, and carries out odd ball projects such as fencing and rain barrel construction. There are also two weeks each year of WCC training where you can choose from a variety of classes such as Wilderness First Responder, Swiftwater Rescue, Ethnobotany, Hazwoper (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard) and more.

Qualifications
 Applicants must be between the age of 18-25 on their first day of service (age restrictions arebased on legislative mandate, and do not apply to Gulf War Era II Veterans, dependents, or activeduty reservists, or those with a mental or sensory disability).
 Per legislative mandate, priority will be given to Washington state residents.
 Applicants must be eligible for AmeriCorps, and able to submit documentation of one of thefollowing citizenship statuses: U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien. Learnmore about AmeriCorps eligibility on the WCC website.

Work Schedule
 This is an 11-month AmeriCorps position starting October 1, 2018, and ending September 6, 2019. Members are expected to serve 40 hours over four days each week.
 7:00am – 5:30pm Monday thru Thursday.

Member Benefits
Members will receive a biweekly paycheck equal to Washington state minimum wage, in
addition to the AmeriCorps Education Award ($5,920) upon completion of term. Basic health insurance and qualified loan forbearance is available. In addition, all 300 WCC members gather three times a year for professionally-taught, career-transferable trainings. Read more about training opportunities and a full list of benefits on the WCC website.

To Apply
Submit WCC online application accessible from the WCC website.


Summer Internship - Lake Stevens, WA

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Compensation:          Competitive, paid internship

Closing Date:             Initial closing date is December 8, 2018 (position is open until filled)

Terms:                        Approximately 40 hours per week, 12-week term

Submit application:   Via email to Bobbi@snohomishcd.org

Introduction:

  • Position opening for a summer intern in the District’s Lake Stevens, Washington office.
  • The internship will be designed around the intern’s experience, training and career goals.
  • The intern will have an opportunity to attend the Washington Association of Conservation Districts annual training and networking conference in Leavenworth, Washington in June.
  • The intern will be required to complete a specific job-related project, to be negotiated upon hiring, based on skills, experience, interest and knowledge.

Job Description

The mission of the Snohomish Conservation District is to work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and responsible use of natural resources. The District has a talented staff of professionals that engage in project implementation and outreach activities to promote clean water, healthy salmon habitat, and a viable agricultural community.

Working collaboratively with District staff and engaging in a variety of projects and tasks throughout the summer will offer insight, knowledge and skills that can support future career goals in natural resources and agriculture for a motivated intern.

Job Duties:

  • The intern will work with District staff to support various projects with landowners, government agencies, schools and partners. Activities may include assistance with:
    • ArcGIS map creation or mailing list development
    • Community/school projects such as rain gardens, native plantings or food gardens
    • Restoration projects and vegetation monitoring
    • Outreach events such as farm tours, classes, and fair booths
    • Rain barrel construction and event coordination
    • Support on field visits to provide technical assistance to landowners

Highly Valued or Desired Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of soils, natural resource management, or agricultural operations.
  • Knowledge of written and oral communication techniques.
  • Ability to prepare or develop handouts/fact sheets.
  • Ability to work and communicate (oral and written) with individuals in an effective manner.
  • Ability to use computers to write reports, and keep track of work progress
  • Ability to prepare high quality maps using ArcGIS software, and record field data.
  • Ability to organize/plan own schedule of activities and to set priorities related to work goals.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records regarding time-keeping and authorized expenses.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle during daylight and occasionally after dark.
  • Ability to work in all types of terrain on foot and operate hand and power tools. Physical effort is occasionally required ~ lifting weights of up to 40 lbs. Work conditions involve all types of topography, weather, or related outdoor features and frequent travel.
  • Ability to work well with technically diverse project teams.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a team setting.

Qualifications: This position requires:

  • A minimum of 3 years of college credits.
  • Self-motivation and an ability to work independently.
  • A demonstrated interest or experience in environmental conservation, natural resource management, economic science, and/or agriculture.
  • An ability to pass a background check to work with minors.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license, clean driving record and dependable transportation.

*Final internship work plan will be tailored to applicant’s qualifications and District’s needs.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the packet to:

Snohomish Conservation District

Attention: Bobbi Lindemulder

528 – 91st Ave. NE. Ste A

Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Or via email to Bobbi@snohomishcd.org

To apply for this position:

  • Applicants must provide a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three professional references.
  • Applications must be received at the Snohomish Conservation District (SCD) office on or before December 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm (or until the position has been filled).
  • Faxed or emailed applications received by the deadline will be accepted.
  • Post-marked applications shall not be considered a
  • substitute for the above requirement.

*No housing is provided with this offering.