Job Opportunities

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

Ogemaw Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
Saginaw Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
Clare Conservation District - Outreach Forester
Presque Isle Conservation District - Outreach Forester
Grand Traverse Conservation District -  Finance and Human Resources Coordinator​

Ogemaw Conservation District - MAEAP Technician

The Ogemaw Conservation District is seeking interested applicants for the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) position. The MAEAP Technician is responsible for delivering on-farm technical assistance in Ogemaw, Iosco, Arenac, Oscoda and Roscommon 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 MAEAP verification. The MAEAP Technician is also responsible for collaborating with Conservation District staff to promote MAEAP and educate diverse audiences on the importance of sustainable agriculture in the region. The applicant must possess a minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in an agriculture related field. The individual will be employed by the Ogemaw Conservation District and the work station will be co-located with the local office of the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in West Branch, MI. 

Position Description

Application Deadline: Close of Business, September 17, 2014.  Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and a list of references to Ogemaw Conservation District, 240 W. Wright Street, West Branch, MI 48661.
or email to ogemawcd@gmail.com


Saginaw Conservation District - MAEAP Technician

The Saginaw Conservation District is seeking a full-time Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician to assist with the implementation of MAEAP in Saginaw and Bay Counties. The MAEAP Technician will provide 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. The Saginaw Conservation District is a local unit of government, assisting landowners with the conservation and management of their natural resources. The Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is an innovative, proactive program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks. This is a grant funded position through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).

Position Description

Application Deadline: September 18th 2014. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and references to julie.spencer@macd.org


Clare Conservation District - Outreach Forester

The Clare/Gladwin Conservation Districts are seeking an Outreach Forester to coordinate the Clare/Gladwin Forestry Assistance program (FAP).  The purpose of the FAP is to provide private landowners with technical assistance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they are able to make informed decisions and implement sound strategies related to the use and management of their forestlands.  The office will be in the Clare Conservation District office in Harrison, Michigan and will include assignments in both Clare and Gladwin Counties.  Duties will be performed under the direction of the Clare Conservation District Manager and the FAP advisory committee.  This is a one-year (renewed annually) grant funded position with a wage range of $40,000-$45,000 (depending on experience), including a benefit contribution.

Position Description

Application Deadline:  4:30 pm, Monday, September 22, 2014.  To apply send cover letter and resume detailing your work history and areas of expertise to the Clare Conservation District, Attn:  Holly Keenan, District Manager @ 225 W. Main St. P.O. Box 356 Harrison, MI 48625.


Presque Isle Conservation District - Outreach Forester

The Presque Isle Conservation District is seeking qualified applicants to serve as a Forestry Assistance Program Forester.  The Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) provides private landowners with technical assistance regarding forestry, wildlife habitat, and related natural resource concerns, so that they may make informed decisions about the use and management of their forestlands. The candidate will be housed in the Presque Isle Conservation District office in Rogers City, Michigan and will include assignments in Presque Isle and Cheboygan counties. Duties will be performed under the direction of the District Administrator and the FAP advisory committee made up of directors and staff from the Conservation District Board, local, state and federal partners. The applicant must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from an accredited college or university and enjoy working with the public. This is a one year (renewed annually) grant funded position wage range depends on experience, and will include a benefit contribution. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check. Use of a personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided).  More information can be found on our website at www.PIconservation.org

Position Description

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 23, 2014.  Please send cover letter and resume to Ralph Stedman, Administrator, Presque Isle Conservation District, 658 South Bradley Highway, Rogers City, MI 49779,  Fax: 989-734-7920, Email: rstedmanPICD@speednetllc.com


Grand Traverse Conservation District 

The​ Grand Traverse Conservation District seeks a​ Finance and Human Resources Coordinator​. The Finance and Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day financial activities of the District including payroll, taxes, internal financial reporting, year-end processing, and audit preparation. The Coordinator is the lead in developing the annual budget with other staff and the Executive Director. The Finance and Human Resources 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. ​The ​Finance and Human Resources Coordinator is a full-time; 30-40 hours per week, FLSA exempt position.​ 

Position Information can be found at www.natureiscalling.org/about/employment. ​

Application Deadline:  ​Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however, applicants are strongly urged to submit application materials no later than 4:30 EST, 26 September, 2014.​ 
Send application plus resume', cover letter, and references to e-mail: jobs@gtcd.org.