Job Opportunities

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


Grand Traverse Conservation District - Invasive Species Network Survey Technicians (2)
Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
Clare Conservation District - Forestry Assistance Program Forester
Berrien County Conservation District - Invasive Species Outreach Educator

Grand Traverse Conservation District - Invasive Species Network Survey Technicians (2)
The Grand Traverse Conservation District's Invasive Species Network is seeking two Invasive Species Seasonal Technicians (2 positions) to work with the Coordinator to implement the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant, which funds the position. Primary responsibilities include working as a team to survey natural areas, roadsides, and waterways in 4 counties for invasive plants. Other duties include creating maps, working with private land owners, and engaging volunteers.


Application Deadline:  Friday, March 3, 5:00 PM, EST.  Please email completed application, 1-2 pg resume, and cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on required knowledge and skills to the Invasive Species Network Coordinator Katie Grzesiak at kgrzesiak@gtcd.org. No calls please.


Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District - MAEAP Technician 
The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District is currently seeking a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).  This is a full-time position, funded through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). MAEAP is an innovative, proactive program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks.  The MAEAP Technician is responsible for delivering on-farm technical assistance in all of Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties in Michigan. 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 MAEAP verification. The MAEAP Technician is also responsible for collaborating with District staff to promote MAEAP and educate diverse audiences on the importance of environmental quality.


Application Deadline: March 10th, 2017 at 4:30pm EST.  Send cover letter, resume, and a list of (3) professional references to clmcd@macd.org with subject: "MAEAP Technician Position" or mail to: CLMCD c/o Mike McCarthy, 2847 Ashmun Street Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783.


Clare Conservation District - Forestry Assistance Program Forester
Clare Conservation District is currently seeking a Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) Forester to cover Clare and Gladwin Counties. The FAP Forester provides private forestland owners 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 Forester position is primarily a field position. The position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in forestry from a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university.  This is a state grant-funded position, renewed annually. 

Position Posting

Application Deadline: 4:30 PM EST, Friday, February 24th.  Please submit a professional resume, three references, and cover letter to Clare Conservation District, PO Box 356, Harrison, MI 48625 or email to Melissa Townsend - melissa.townsend@macd.org.  (989) 539-6401 website: www.clarecd.org.


Berrien County Conservation District -  Invasive Species Outreach Educator
The Berrien Conservation District is currently seeking a part time Invasive Species Outreach Educator.  The Outreach Educator is responsible for the outreach education of invasive species working under the MISGP grant. The SW x SW Corner CISMA Tackles Invasive Species: Education to Eradication Project. This grant has a completion date of April 1, 2018. The focus of this grant is to help build the capacity of the SW x SW Corner CISMA and become more self-sustaining in terms of invasive species management in the area. The SW x SW Corner CISMA Outreach Educator will be in charge of the education of private landowners and public entities on invasive plant species, meeting grant and reporting to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as outlined in the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program Handbook. The primary location will be Berrien County.

Application Deadline:  Position open until filled.  Submit application, resume and cover letter to Nancy Carpenter at nancy.carpenter@macd.org.