Job Opportunities

The following Job Opportunities are now available with Michigan Conservation Districts: 


Gratiot Conservation District - Watershed Technician

Ottawa Conservation District - Executive Director

Ottawa Conservation District - Agricultural Watershed Technician

Saginaw Conservation District - MAEAP Technician

Alpena Conservation District - Forestry Assistance Program Forester

Tuscola Conservation District - Forestry Assistance Program Forester

Hillsdale Conservation District - WLEB MAEAP Technician

Charlevoix Conservation District - District & Recycling Coordinator

Benzie Conservation District - Conservation Specialist


Gratiot Conservation District - Watershed Technician

The Gratiot Conservation District is accepting applications for a Watershed Technician position to work on a sedimentation prevention project within the Upper Bad River Watershed within Gratiot County.  This position will be a temporary employee of, and supervised by, the Gratiot Conservation District with partners including the Nature Conservancy, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Funding is provided by a grant from the Great Lakes Commission. Duties include working with landowners to plan conservation projects, identify resource concerns, and identify Best Management Practices (BMPs) that could be implemented under this program.  

Job Description

Application Deadline:  July 24, 2015.  To apply submit cover letter, resume, and references to the Julie Spencer, Gratiot Conservation District Administrator, 301 E. Commerce Dr. Ithaca, MI 48847 or email to julie.spencer@macd.org.  Intended date for interviews: July 31st.


Ottawa Conservation District - Executive Director

The Ottawa Conservation District currently is accepting applications for the Executive Director Position.  The Executive Director position reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the District’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial goals, as well as the day to day operations of the District.  This is a full time, 40 hour per week position and involves a combination of office, out-of-office travel and some field work. Duties will require working at a computer terminal for a significant portion of time. Some nights and weekends will be required. 

Job Description

Application Deadline:   5:00 p.m., EDT July 27, 2015.  Send resume, cover letter, and references as one pdf document titled: Lastname_ExecutiveDirector_Application to ottawacd@macd.org.


Ottawa Conservation District - Agricultural Watershed Technician

The Ottawa Conservation District is seeking a candidate with a suite of skills to fulfill a key role for the District: Agricultural Watershed Technician. The position will require a maximum of 32 hours per week spent executing the tasks set forth in the grant agreement for the Bass River Deer Creek Restoration project focusing on reducing E. coli inputs to those waterways. The successful candidate will enjoy a wide variety of job responsibilities involving time spent in the office, on farms, in the waterways and at educational and district-sponsored events. Frequent face-to-face, on-farm outreach to local agricultural producers and landowners is a primary component of the position. 

Job Description

Application Deadline:  5:00pm EDT July 27, 2015.  Send resume, cover letter, and references as one pdf document titled: Lastname_BRDC_Application to ottawacd@macd.org


Saginaw Conservation District - MAEAP Technician

The Saginaw Conservation District is currently accepting applications for a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician to assist with the implementation of MAEAP in the Saginaw Bay area.  The technician will be responsible for providing on-farm technical assistance, education, conservation plan development to implement practices, and coordinate local, state, and federal agency resources to help agricultural producers reduce identified environmental risks, and make progress toward MAEAP verification.  This full-time position is based out of the Saginaw Conservation District, funded through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). The Saginaw Conservation District is a local unit of state government, assisting landowners with the conservation and management of their natural resources. 

Job Description

Application Deadline: July 30, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.  Please Send Cover Letter, Resume and List of (3) References to Amy Hamilton, Saginaw Conservation District,178 N. Graham Road, Saginaw, MI 48609. Or by email to Amy.Hamilton@mi.nacdnet.net.


Alpena Conservation District - Forestry Assistance Program Forester

The Alpena Conservation District is seeking a Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) Forester.  This primarily field-based position requires a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from an SAF-accredited university. This is a grant-funded position that is renewed annually. The purpose of the program is to provide private, non-industrial landowners with technical information and guidance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestland. The coverage area includes Alpena and Montmorency counties, with the primary office space located at the Alpena Conservation District in Alpena MI.  The Alpena Conservation District is the employer of record.

Job Description

Application Deadline:  4:30 PM, July 31, 2015.  Send professional resume, cover letter, and three references to the Alpena Conservation District, 1900 M-32 West.,Alpena, MI 49707 or pam.troy@mi.nacdnet.net 

Tuscola Conservation District - Forestry Assistance Program Forester

The Tuscola Conservation District seeks a Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) Forester. This position description is for the Tuscola Conservation District. The Forestry Assistance Program provides private forest landowners with technical assistance and information regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands. (“Landowners” include non-industrial private forestland owners, schools, local units of government, rural and urban residents.)

The Tuscola Conservation District will be the employer of record for this position and will handle payroll and accompanying paperwork. Day to day, administrative supervision will be provided by the district Administrator. Primary office space for the Forestry position is located in Caro, MI. The forester’s time is allocated between the Tuscola, Sanilac, Huron, Bay and Arenac Conservation Districts, but office duties may be carried out at this “primary” office. The forestry position is a grant funded position, renewed annually.  It is primarily a field position

Job Description

Application Deadline:  End of Business, July 31, 2015.  Send cover letter and resume to Jim Kratz, Administrator, at jim.kratz@mi.nacdnet.net


Hillsdale Conservation District - WLEB MAEAP Technician

The Hillsdale Conservation District is currently accepting applications for a Western Lake Erie Basin Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (WLEB MAEAP) Technician.  This full-time position is funded through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDA&RD), with the Hillsdale Conservation District as the employer of record.  Current funding for this position is for two years. The Hillsdale Conservation District is a local unit of state government, assisting landowners with the conservation and management of their natural resources. The WLEB technician assists the implementation of MAEAP in the Western Lake Erie Basin region of Hillsdale County through on-farm technical assistance, education, conservation plan development to implement practices, and coordinate local, state and federal agency resources to help agricultural producers reduce identified environmental risks, and make progress toward MAEAP verification.

Job Description

Application Deadline:  4:00 pm July 30, 2015.  Please Send Cover Letter, Resume and List of (3) References to:  Hillsdale Conservation District, 588 Olds St., Bldg. 2, Jonesville, MI 49250.  Attn: Alyssa Blonde Fax: 855-781-2327 or e-mail to alyssa.blonde@mi.nacdnet.net


Charlevoix Conservation District - District and Recycling Coordinator

The Charlevoix Conservation District is seeking a motivated, entrepreneurial type person with an interest in managing the natural resources. Knowledge of QuickBooks a must, budgeting experience preferred, desktop publishing skills desired. Successful grant writing and grant administration important. Provides managerial, administrative, educational and technical support to the Charlevoix Conservation District Board. Program development and financial management essential. This is a diverse position, job duties vary by season. Also includes overā€seeing the District Beachgrass Nursery, promoting sales, securing harvesting crew, supervising harvests and delivery of orders. Reports to the Charlevoix Conservation District Board of Directors. Charlevoix County Recycling Coordinator serves as the main contact point for recycling questions and assistance. Responsible for organizing HHHW events, working in partnership with the County Maintenance Supervisor on all recycling matters.

Job Description

Application Deadline:  August 1, 2015.  Applications with resume, cover letter and Disclosure and Authorization form can be submitted to Charlevoix County Human Resources at: administration@charlevoixcounty.org, Charlevoix County H.R., 301 State Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720.  Visit: www.charlevoixcounty.org/jobs.asp for application and authorization form.


Benzie Conservation District - Conservation Specialist

The Benzie Conservation District is currently accepting applications for the position of Conservation Specialist.  This position serves as the primary technical field advisor and project supervisor for the Benzie Conservation District. The employee will also promote the District’s programs and services available to the public and assist landowners, general public and District staff with technical expertise and education on green belts, native species, exotic species, erosion control and other topics within the District’s mission.  The Conservation Specialist reports directly to the Benzie Conservation District Executive Director and works as a part of a team to accomplish the District mission.

Job Description

Application Deadline:  August 7, 2015.  Submit cover letter, resume, and references to Tad Peacock, tad@benziecd.org.