Position Announcement
Resource Technician/Conservation Planner

Pomeroy Grain Growers Building, Pomeroy, Washington

The Pomeroy Conservation District is seeking an individual to fill a Resource Technician/Conservation Planner position with the first emphasis on the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). The Pomeroy Conservation District is a sub division of State Government and is an organization comprised of volunteer board members and paid staff members that are leaders in “natural resources conservation and improvement". The district is seeking an individual that will complement skilled staff to deliver quality conservation programs to Garfield County residents.

We are seeking to fill a Resource Technician/Conservation Planner position to help address our significant workload and take a bigger role in the district CREP program. The employee in this position will work closely with local landowners, coworkers, conservation partners and others to develop and implement voluntary conservation plans specific to each landowner's resource needs.

The Pomeroy Conservation District is primarily grant funded and the employee of this position will be required to develop additional grants for continued funding and program implementation. 

Employees with advanced college education/degree in agricultural sciences, watershed management, soils, water quality, biology, general natural sciences, environmental sciences, wildlife management, natural resource management, or closely related fields are encouraged to apply. 

Position is full-time. Wage rate will be based on qualifications and experience. Position includes District benefits package: medical insurance; 11 paid holidays per year; and annual & sick leave.

This position is open until filled. Applicant must complete employment package that is available at the Pomeroy CD office located at 910 Main. St. in Pomeroy, WA or on the Pomeroy CD website at 

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume with completed application directly to:
Pomeroy Conservation District
910 Main St.
Pomeroy, WA. 99347

The Pomeroy Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description

Resource Technician/Conservation Planner

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.

Develop custom resource management plans for cooperators using their goals, existing resources and addressing known natural 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. 

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.

Write grant and project funding applications as well as assist with contract administration.

Coordinate 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 Pomeroy 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.

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.  

This position has been filled