Working at Snohomish Conservation District

Working or serving 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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Position Openings

Click on the position above or scroll down to learn more about the position, download complete job description, and review application instructions for our current openings.


Position Opening: Executive Director

Position Summary 

The Executive Director provides the leadership and vision to implement the mission and values of the District as defined by the Board of Supervisors and coordinates all aspects of the District’s work. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, which incorporate a collaborative style, are essential towards advocating and promoting sustainable conservation interests. A keen awareness of organizational, community and political dynamics will also be necessary in this role. Equally important will be a sensitivity and empathy to all stakeholders, both large and small, who have a vested interest in the goals of the District. Solid administration and management skills are necessary to ensure smooth operational continuity within this small, committed organization. A high level of integrity, honesty, and professionalism are critical core values required in this role. 

 The ideal candidate will have strong working knowledge of conservation districts, conservation practices and regional environmental issues, preferable within the Puget Sound area. A strong understanding of budgets, finance, grants procurement and program administration, and experience in sustaining and engaging regional partners are absolute requirements. A proven track record of successfully working with a board of directors and other elected and/or appointed officials, in addition to cultivating a team of professionals to excel in program delivery is required. The Executive Director will have a record of previous results that demonstrates an understanding of the importance of adhering to the mission of the District while leading the Snohomish Conservation District into the future. 

Applications will be open until position is filled. Applications will be evaluated immediately and applicants will be ranked and initial interviews scheduled. 

Projected Start Date: October 1, 2019 or sooner 

Contact Information/Send information to: Holly Lund (hlund@snohomishcd.org or 425-377-7030) 


Position Opening: Environmental Educator (WSC AmeriCorps)

Position Summary

Snohomish Conservation District is looking for an enthusiastic and dependable educator to present in-classroom environmental lessons and outdoor field trips for grades 3-12.

The educator will teach multiple environmental education lessons per day in schools throughout Snohomish County and Camano Island. The educator will also engage youth and families through interactive/educational booths at community fairs, school STEM and parent nights, youth environmental service learning (serving with youth and families to plant trees and native plants at local restoration sites), teacher workshops, and green schoolyard support.

How to Apply: Visit the MyAmeriCorps website for full position description and to apply on-line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. https://snocd.org/WSCEnvEducator

Questions? Contact Lily Cason lcason@snohomishcd.org

This position is contingent on funding through the Washington Service Corps Program.


Position Opening: Accounting/Administrative Assistant

Position Summary: The Snohomish Conservation District has an opening for an Accounting/Administrative Assistant. The Accounting/Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Business Operations Director and will provide assistance to ensure the administrative and financial functions of the Conservation District are operating smoothly. This will require assisting the Business Operations Director and Finance Coordinator with financial tasks to support purchasing, grant billing, and contracting. In addition, the Assistant will also provide administrative support to the Executive Director, Business Operations Director, and others on the management team as needed with a variety of tasks related to implementing our natural resource programs. This will include being the “face” of the Conservation District to landowners and partners at our office, as well as providing internal support to staff. This is an exciting opportunity for someone that is a self-starter with accounting, organizational, administrative, and public engagement skills to contribute toward the natural resource goals of the Snohomish Conservation District.

Applications will be open until position is filled. However, priority will be given to those received prior to August 6, 2019. Applications will be evaluated immediately, and applicants will be ranked and initial interviews will be scheduled prior to August 28, 2019.

Projected Start Date: September 23, 2019

Contact Information: Holly Lund (hlund@snohomishcd.org or 425-377-7030)


Position Opening: WCC Individual Placement: Restoration Project Assistant

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The Restoration Project Assistant will support the implementation of innovative restoration and conservation practices. With service in the office and the field, the Restoration Project Assistant will have a diverse set of duties that require a high level of motivation, versatility, and independence. Support to the Natural Resources Team includes becoming experienced in freshwater riparian habitat project planning, implementation, project site maintenance, vegetation monitoring, and recruiting and supervising community volunteers. The Restoration Project assistant will also be responsible for assisting with the SCD Annual Native Plant Sale, and helping manage the SCD Native Plant Nursery. Other opportunities within the District include assisting with Green Storm Water Infrastructure (GSI) projects (eg. rain garden construction and management), assisting with beaver management device installation, participating in youth education in the classroom, and supporting SCD staff at outreach events. The individual holding this position serves independently and as part of a team of District staff and other AmeriCorps members.

Application process

Please complete both required steps:

1. Submit WCC online application accessible from the WCC website (select this IP position on application).

2. Email resumé and cover letter to:

 Thomas Bulthuis, Habitat Restoration Project Coordinator: tbulthuis@snohomishcd.org


Position Opening: Washington Conservation Corps Crew - Lake Stevens / Snohomish Conservation District

This crew is based out of Lake Stevens and serves with the Snohomish Conservation District providing habitat restoration to Snohomish County residences. The district works with landowners on a voluntary basis to provide resource management expertise. This crew focuses on habitat restoration and improvement as well as managing a native plant nursery. Members on this team will gain exceptional habitat restoration skills while making significant habitat improvements throughout Snohomish County. Tasks include: planting native plants, removing invasive species, herbicide usage, fence construction, nursery management, and rain garden construction. This crew is based out of the Snohomish County Native Plant Nursery in Lake Stevens and serves Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-5:30pm.

Apply online today: www.ecology.wa.gov/wcc

Must be *18-25 years old. Members ea rn a semi-monthly living allowance of $1,058 and an AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,095 after completing 11-month term (1700 hours). Formal and informal training is provided, and educational loan forbearance and insurance are available. Strong preference will be given to Washington state residents. *Age restrictions do not apply to Gulf War era II reservists, dependents, and veterans. Position start date: October 7, 2019.

Washington Conservation Corps - www.ecology.wa.gov/wcc - (360) 485-7038