Job Opportunities

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


Grand Traverse Conservation District - Executive Director
Blue Water Conservation District - Wildlife Biologist
Tuscola Conservation District - Conservation Technician
Manistee Conservation District - Food Safety Technician


Grand Traverse Conservation District - Executive Director
The Grand Traverse Conservation District (GTCD) is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead the organization. The Grand Traverse Conservation District is a governmental entity that connects the community to nature through education and conservation. A description of Michigan Conservation Districts can be found at www.macd.org. The GTCD’s mission is to “inspire exploration, appreciation and conservation of our natural world.” The work includes conservation of the Boardman River, management of 3,000 acres of quiet recreation parklands, agricultural conservation through the Michigan MAEAP program, oversight of the Invasive Species Network, and nature education. We are based out of the Boardman River Nature Center (1450 Cass Rd., Traverse City, MI) where the majority of our education work takes place. The primary nature education emphasis is children, with a robust schedule of year-round learning opportunities and a dynamic summer day camp program. For more information about the Grand Traverse Conservation District and to see the full position description, visit www.natureiscalling.org.

Job Posting

Application Deadline: Saturday, January 26, 2019. The position will be open until filled, however, preference will be given to those received by January 26, 2019. Email a resume, cover letter, completed GTCD application (application can be found on the GTCD website), and the names and contact information of 3 professional references to Andy Blodgett at blodgett.andy@gmail.com. Please put ED Application as the subject of the email.


Blue Water Conservation District - Wildlife Biologist
The Blue Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a Farm Bill Biologist position to provide technical assistance to agriculture producers and landowners in Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac Counties. The Farm Bill Biologist position will provide program outreach, technical assistance and landowner recruitment for a wide variety of USDA Farm Bill programs with emphasis on the Pheasant Restoration Initiative. This position will be an employee of, and supervised by, the Blue Water Conservation District with daily interaction and leadership provided by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), State of MI and local partners. This is a grant funded position provided to the Blue Water Conservation District from the State of Michigan.

Job Description

Application Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019, close of business. Please submit cover letter (include salary requirements), resume references to Joe Kautz, District Manager by email to joe.kautz@macd.org. Contact Joe Kautz with any questions related to the position (e-mail preferred) or by calling (810) 984 -3865 x5. To obtain further information about the Blue Water Conservation District visit our website at www.bluewatercd.org


Tuscola Conservation District - Conservation Technician
To work with the Tuscola Conservation District and assisting USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), for the purposes of planning, contracting and implementing various agricultural conservation practices in Tuscola County. One position is open. This grant is a funded position for 2 years with intentions for renewal. Statement of Work The Conservation Technician will aid in the delivery of USDA, Farm Bill Programs available to qualifying agricultural customers within Tuscola County. Delivery of these programs to customers will be through multiple phases including: farm site assessments, developing conservation plans, assisting with program signups, contracting and implementation.


Application Deadline: January 13, 2019.  Submit a cover letter, resume and references to Mike Boike, District Manager by email mike.boike@mi.nacdnet.net. Please contact Mike Boike with any questions related to the position by email or by calling (989) 673-8174 ext.3. To obtain further information about the Tuscola Conservation District visit our website at www.tuscolacd.com


The Manistee Conservation District is seeking qualified applicants for a Produce Safety Technician position. Technician will assist area growers in assessing safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding practices on produce farms, thus coming into compliance with the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) through education, outreach, and technical assistance through on-site visits, risk-assessment completion, and a written food safety plan. The technician will also coordinate with local, state, and federal agency resources to help produce growers reduce safety risks and make progress towards implementation of practices consistent with the FSMA.  


Application Deadline: January 15, 2019.  Send complete application packet as outlined in job posting (via email only) to: The Manistee Conservation District, Attn: Susan Spencer, Executive Director; Email: susan.spencer@macd.org