Job Opportunities

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


Grand Traverse Conservation District - Finance and Human Resource Coordinator
Barry Conservation District - Watershed Coordinator
Eaton Conservation District - MAEAP Technician


Grand Traverse Conservation District - Finance and Human Resource Coordinator
The Grand Traverse Conservation District is currently seeking a Finance and Human Resource Coordinator.  The Finance and Human Resource Coordinator is responsible for managing the financial and human resource aspects of the District. The Coordinator is responsible for the District’s finances from day-to-day activities to payroll, taxes, internal financial reporting, year-end processing and audit preparation. The Coordinator is the lead in developing the annual budget with other department Directors and the Executive Director.

The Finance and Human Resource Coordinator is also responsible for aspects of human resource activities for the District, to include background checks, submission of new hire records, administering employee health and fringe benefits, and deferred compensation. In addition, the Finance and Human Resource Coordinator should have knowledge and the ability to review insurance needs for the District (worker’s compensation, unemployment, general liability, professional liability, D&O, etc.). The Finance and Human Resource Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and support the work and the Mission of the Grand Traverse Conservation District.

Job Description

Application Deadline: The position is open until filled.  Please email completed application, resume and cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on desired knowledge and skills to mclark@gtcd.org.  No calls please. 


Barry Conservation District (Hastings MI) - Watershed Coordinator
The Barry Conservation District is now hiring a full-time Watershed Coordinator for agricultural watershed management implementation. The position requires a minimum of a two-year degree in a natural resource, environmental, or agricultural field and at least three years’ professional experience working in a similar field. The Watershed Coordinator (WC) will be responsible for working on programs and grants to address water quality impairments in the Thornapple River Watershed (TRW) by implementing key components of the Thornapple River Watershed Management Plan (TRWMP). Specific activities are outlined in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Thornapple River Watershed Management Plan Implementation grant narrative, which is available upon request. The WC will work closely with many stakeholder groups, including government agencies, non-profits, landowners, agricultural producers, and other citizens in the community in this work. Maintaining good relationships and collaborating with project partners and stakeholders is of great importance to the success of this project. The ideal WC will be approachable and comfortable working in a rural agricultural environment.

Job Description

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017.  Applicants are to email .pdf versions of a one-page letter of interest and one-page resume.  The letter of interest should address the applicant’s qualifications and ability to fulfill the duties of this job specifically. Electronic submissions only. References will be required at the time of interview. Email application package and submit questions to:  Sarah Nelson, Executive Director. Barry Conservation District, sarah.nelson@macd.org269.908.4135.


Eaton Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
The Eaton Conservation District is currently seeking a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician. The MAEAP Technician will be responsible for the delivery of MAEAP through on-farm technical assistance, using farm risk assessments, education and conservation plan development to implement practices and coordinate local, state, and federal agency resources to help reduce identified environmental risks and make progress toward MAEAP verification. 

Job Description

Application Deadline:  October 5, 2017.  Send cover letter, resume and list of 3 references to: Eaton Conservation District, 551 Courthouse Dr., Ste 3, Charlotte, MI  48813 Attn: Sue Spagnuolo or email sue.spagnuolo@macd.org.