Resource Technician

Columbia Conservation District

Dayton, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Minimum - TBD
Deadline Aug 15, 2022
Required Experience 0 - 1 years
Touchet River Valley - Dayton, WA


Within the policies of the Conservation District Board of Supervisors and under the supervision of the District Manager, the duties of the person in this position will be to work proactively with private landowners, District staff, and agencies to develop and implement conservation plans, restoration plans, coordinate grant activities, provide project administrative duties as needed, and when called upon, to conduct educational activities related to the improvement of natural resources on private lands.

The major responsibilities of the Resource Technician include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop custom resource management plans for cooperators using their goals, existing resource concerns.
  • Provide technical services, advice and information to private landowners and land managers to improve natural resource conditions in a voluntary manner.
  • Independently plan, organize, and coordinate the implementation of natural resource enhancement projects.
  • Collect soil, water, plant, and other natural resource samples as project requirements dictate and conduct necessary analyses of natural resource data.
  • Physical Requirements include but are not limited to: ability to lift and carry 50 lbs., ability to climb and maneuver around in watery conditions and log structures, ability to operate/learn to operate machinery including ATV, …, vehicle towing a trailer.
  • Computer skills to include: Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Access/Web Data Base applications, Google Earth/ARC Map/ARC Pro/GIS Mapping, Cloud storage & operational knowledge.
  • Work cooperatively with District staff, landowners and coordinating agencies to effectively implement assigned grant program requirements.
  • Communicate project activities to Board, co-workers, granting agencies, project partners and the community.
  • Assist with writing grant and project funding applications as well as assist with contract administration.
  • Assist with coordinating report writing, including quarterly and final grant reports for assigned program projects.
  • Provide general technical assistance and information as needed to the public.
  • May periodically be called upon to supervise contractors and/or volunteers.
  • Enhance public awareness and knowledge of the value of healthy natural resources, and the need to maintain diverse, productive, and sustainable agricultural and watersheds, as part of the District's education and outreach program.
  • Assist with monthly grant vouchers for project related activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • All duties and actions taken by the incumbent of this position while on official duty will be performed in a safe and healthful manner and will be of a nature to reflect favorably on the Columbia Conservation District.
  • Be able & willing to travel, attend out of area training opportunities.
  • Perform a variety of office and field functions in the performance of this position.

Performance Review:

  • Performance of each duty in this position will be evaluated against the requirements developed for this position after 90 days and yearly thereafter as deemed by the personnel committee for the Board of Supervisors and the District Policy Manual.
  • This evaluation will be discussed and reviewed with the employee.
  • Performance rating is an overall evaluation of performance in the judgment of the District Manager, and it will be the basis for any merit pay increases granted by the District Board.


The incumbent of this position is under the direct supervision of the District Manager.  Additional assignments are given by the Board and other members of the District staff.  Conflicts in assignments will be resolved by the District Manager.  The incumbent of this position may temporarily supervise contractors/services as assigned by the District Manager or Board of Supervisors. 


Wage depends on qualifications and experience. Benefits include 10 paid holidays; paid annual and sick leave; employer retirement contributions   into state PERS; and a medical allowance provided.


Application and Deadline:

This position is open until filled.  Complete employment package must be submitted to the District office.  Contact the Columbia Conservation District office for detailed position description and application form. The District Manager will conduct first review of applications on August 15, 2022.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume with completed application directly to:

Columbia Conservation District

202 S. Second

Dayton, WA.  99328

District will accept either signed completed hardcopy or electronic application packets.   Electronic packets must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. The District will not accept Google Documents.                          

The Columbia Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and Drug Free work environment. All programs and services of the Columbia Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected status under any federal, state, and local laws.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship, Restoration, Environmental Education, Non Profit Management
Tags GIS, Outreach