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!


Job Openings

Community Conservation Resource Specialist

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Terms:  Permanent, non-exempt, full-time position (40hrs/week), with benefits

Salary:  $45,000 to $52,000 annually

Start date: May 1, 2019

Deadline to apply:  April 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

The Community Conservation Resource Specialist will assist in the implementation of the District’s activities to address a wide variety of resource concerns in the urban and residential areas of Snohomish County and Camano Island.  The primary focus of this position is green stormwater solutions. Secondary concerns may include sustainable landscaping, soil health, urban farming, and urban forestry. The person hired for this position is directly responsible to the Community Engagement Program Manager and works under the technical supervision of the Professional Engineer.


The primary responsibility for this position will be managing and implementing various grants and projects for the Community Conservation (CC) Team, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Coordinate the District’s Rain Barrel program.

  • Manage project logistics. The CC Team designs and constructs green stormwater infrastructure projects on private and public property. This includes design, scheduling, correspondence, construction supervision, and budget management.

  • Conduct site visits, providing professional advice on stormwater management practices.

  • Develop design plans, maps, technical reports, and follow-up outreach.  

  • Manage grants and contracts.

  • Communicate verbally and in writing with teams, partner organizations, and the general public.          

  • Work closely within a team to organize job duties.

  • Assist in the coordination of workshops and events, with attendance as necessary on weekends and evenings.

  • Document activities in Salesforce database, and provide database support to other staff.

Skills Knowledge and Abilities

Minimum qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a compatible field of study. (Alternative combinations of education and experience will be considered.)

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in landscape design, project management, construction, or engineering.

  • Project management skills.

  • Grant or contract management skills.

  • Strong understanding of drainage and water conveyance principles.

  • Ability to motivate individuals to adopt and implement resource management practices on their property.  This may include speaking in front of public groups, organizations, or clubs.

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.

  • Flexibility and willingness to take on multiple projects; ability to organize and schedule.

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely to and from the field.

  • Ability to work in uneven terrain, and lift at least 40 lbs multiple times per day if needed.

  • Experience with heavy equipment, power tools, and trailers.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Strong skills in sustainable landscape design

  • Demonstrated experience designing green stormwater infrastructure

  • Crew management experience

  • Experience with heavy equipment, power tools, and trailers.


The District offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid vacation and holidays, medical and dental, support for training, and participation in the State of Washington Retirement System (PERS).

To Apply For This Position

Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Applications must be received at the Snohomish Conservation District office on or before 5:00 pm, April 5, 2019. Email is the preferred method of applying.

Please submit application materials to:

Snohomish Conservation District

Attention: Kate Riley


528 91st Ave NE, Ste. A

Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Veterans Conservation Corps Crew Internship

The Snohomish Conservation District works cooperatively with a diverse community of landowners to encourage conservation and responsible use of natural resources through actions that promote clean water, healthy habitat, and a viable agricultural community. 

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Read more and watch a video about what it’s like to work on our Vet Crew

Job Description:

This position will work on a 4-person field crew under the supervision of the Snohomish Conservation District’s (SCD) Community Conservation Team. The crew will work with landowners on stormwater resource concerns within urban and residential areas of Snohomish County and Camano Island, and in rural areas doing restoration planting and maintenance. Work will include rain garden construction, rain barrel system construction, planting, brush cutting, and other outdoor work.

Job Details:

  • Work week is Monday-Thursday, 7am-5pm

  • Pay is in the form of a $2,000 monthly stipend

  • Two consecutive 4-month terms

    • Term 1: March 1st - June 30th

    • Term 2: July 1st - October 31st

    • Currently accepting applications for Term 1. Crew members in good standing at the completion of Term 1 may elect to stay on for Term 2

  • All safety equipment (gloves, hard hats, eye protection, ear protection, etc.) is provided

Paid Trainings:

In addition to full on-the-job training, this position includes several formal trainings and certifications to aid in skills development and job training.


  • Must be a United States military veteran to be eligible for this position

  • Must have dependable transportation to and from the Snohomish Conservation District office

  • Must be able to work Monday-Thursday, 7am-5pm


All applicants must pass a background check. To apply to this job, send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this position to:

Kim Pham Veterans Conservation Corps Internship Coordinator


To learn more about the Veterans Conservation Corps, contact:

Kim Pham Veterans Conservation Corps Internship Coordinator

For more information about the job requirements, contact:

Taylor Pesce at 425-377-7020 or

Summer Internship - Lake Stevens, WA

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.

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

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Compensation: Competitive, paid internship

Closing Date:   Closing date is February 28th, 2019 (position is open until filled)

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

Submit application: Via email to


  • 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 Duties:

  • The intern will work with District staff to support various projects with landowners, government agencies, schools and partners. Activities may include assistance with:

    • Assisting Urban Agriculture program staff with Lawns to Lettuce program

    • Community/school projects as it relates to food production

    • Assisting with community gleaning efforts

    • Outreach events such as farm tours, classes, and fair booths

    • Rain barrel construction and event coordination

    • Assisting with working with farmers, food banks, and linkages between people and local food


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.

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 February 28th, 2019 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.