Job Opportunities

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


Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District - Conservation Technician
Oceana Conservation District - Forestry Assistance Program Forester
Ionia Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
Barry Conservation District - Administrator
Genesee Conservation District - Engineer - Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative


Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District - Conservation Technician
The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District (CLMCD) is seeking interested applicants to serve as a Conservation Technician in the area of agriculture/environmental stewardship for the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). The purpose of the MAEAP program is to provide private landowners with on-farm technical assistance in all of Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties. This includes conducting farm-specific risk assessments; coordinating local, state, and federal agency resources to help farmers reduce environmental risks, and assisting farmers in making progress toward environmental verification through MAEAP. The Technician is also responsible for collaborating with other District staff/partners to promote MAEAP and educate diverse audiences on the importance of environmental quality in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The selected candidate will be based in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and will include assignments in all of Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties.

Job Posting

Application Deadline: Serious applicants should submit a professional resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references to clmcd@macd.org with the subject: MAEAP Position or mail to CLMCD C/O Mike McCarthy, 2847 Ashmun St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 for consideration. Application materials are due by September 21st, 2018 by 4:30pm or until position is filled, preference will be given to applications received by that date. Candidates selected for interviews should be prepared to interview the week of October 1st – 5th, 2018 with a required start date of October 15th, 2018 or October 29th, 2018.  


Oceana Conservation District - Forestry Assistance Program Forester
The Oceana Conservation District is seeking candidates for a Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) Forester.  FAP provides private landowners with technical assistance and information regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions and implement sound strategies regarding the use and management of their forestlands. Primary office space for the Forestry position is located at the Oceana Conservation District office in Shelby, Michigan. The service area includes Oceana, Muskegon and Newaygo counties. A degree in Forestry is required for this position. Target start date is October 1, 2018.

Job Posting

Application deadline: Sept 14, 2018.  Send a cover letter, resume, and three references as one pdf emailed to Suzie Knoll at suzie.knoll@macd.org. For additional information or questions contact Oceana Conservation District’s Executive Director Suzie
Knoll at (231) 861-5600.



Ionia Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
The Ionia Conservation District is seeking a full time Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician to oversee and implement all aspects of the program in Ionia and Barry County.   This is a grant funded position with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development with intentions for annual grant renewal.

Job Posting

Application Deadline: 4:00pm September 5, 2018.  Send resume, list of references, and letter of interest to: melissa.eldridge@mi.nacdnet.net.


Barry Conservation District - Administrator
The Barry Conservation District is currently accepting applications for an Administrator.  The Administrator is responsible for the District’s consistent achievement of its financial goals, as well as providing support for the day-to-day operations of the District.

Job Description

Application Deadline:  Open until filled. Send .pdf versions of a one-page cover letter and one-page resume to sarah.nelson@macd.org. Applicants who do not follow these instructions will not be considered for employment.


Genesee Conservation District – Engineer - Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI)
The Genesee Conservation District is currently accepting applications for the CTAI Engineer position. The work involves the planning, design, and installation of conservation engineering practices to a variety of natural resource management and conventional agricultural resource concerns.  The position will provide engineering services by conducting field investigations, topographic and stakeout surveys, preparing engineering designs and drawings, preparing construction cost estimates, and providing oversight of the installation of engineering structures and practices in several counties. Examples of the types of designs and implementation projects include: agricultural practices such as agrichemical handling facilities, livestock watering facilities, grade stabilization structures, grassed waterways, water and sedimentation control basins and wetland restoration projects. The engineer will work for Genesee Conservation District, under the technical guidance of the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS).

Job Posting

Application Deadline:  Submit a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge and skills, along with a resume, and list of references to Angela Warren by email at geneseecd@yahoo.com. This posting will remain open until filled.