Job Opportunities

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

Allegan Conservation District - Project Manager/Conservation Technician
Delta Conservation District - Conservation Technical Assistant
Barry Conservation District - Forestry Assistance Program Forester
Manistee Conservation District - Outreach Forester


Allegan Conservation District - Project Manager/Conservation Technician

The Allegan Conservation District is seeking a part time Project Manager/Conservation Technician.  The Project Manager/Conservation Technician will be responsible for program development, grant writing, community education, NRCS assistance and on-the-ground services including Critical Dune Vegetation Removal Assurances and Hunter Access Program activities.  Position qualifications include a natural resources or similar degree, grant writing experience, valid MI driver's license and must be able to pass a federal background check.  The position starts at 20 hours per week but will increase as grants allow, with duties that consist of office work and outdoor technical work. Days and times are flexible within the regular work week Monday-Friday, 8:00 to 4:30.

Position Description

Application Deadline: August 28, 2014.  Send resume, cover letter and references to Christine.groen@mi.nacdnet.net

Delta Conservation District - Conservation Technical Assistant 

The Delta Conservation District is seeking interested applicants for the Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program (MGSP) Conservation Technical Assistant position. The applicant must possess a minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in an agriculture related field. The individual will be employed by the Delta 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 Gladstone, MI. Individuals will handle assignments in a multi-county area. The work will be performed under the technical guidance of the NRCS District Conservationist. The position will be field based focusing on practice implementation and construction inspection and will have responsibility to work with individuals in the agricultural community to implement a variety of agricultural practices that are funded under the USDA Farm Bill. These practices may include, but are not limited to, pest management, nutrient management, prescribed grazing, irrigation water management and tree/shrub establishment. The position will also work with landowners on risk reduction assessment and implementation for environmental stewardship.

Position Description

Application Deadline: Close of Business, August 22, 2014.  Interested applicants must submit a resume, official transcripts, and cover letter indicating relevant experience to the Delta Conservation District at 6822 Hwy. 2, 41 & M35, Gladstone, MI. 49837. Selected candidates should plan to interview on August 27th.

Barry Conservation District - Forestry Assistance Program Forester

The Barry Conservation District (BCD) seeks a Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) Forester.  The Forestry Assistance Program provides private forested landowners 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 Barry Conservation District will be the employer of record for this position and will handle payroll and accompanying paperwork.  Day to day, administrative supervision will be provided by the BCD Executive Director.  Primary office space for the Forestry position is located at BCD office in Hastings, Michigan. The forester’s time is allocated between the Barry, Allegan and Ottawa Conservation Districts, but office duties may be carried out at this “primary” office.  The forestry position is primarily a field position. Position requires a minimum of a B.S. or M.S. in Forestry. This is a granted position, renewed annually. The wage ($40k – $45k) will be commensurate with candidate’s experience and education and include a benefit contribution.

Position Description

Application Deadline:  5:00 pm, Thursday, 14 August 2014.  Send cover letter and resume to: Joanne Barnard, Executive Director, Barry Conservation District, 1611 S. Hanover, Suite 105, Hastings, MI 49058 or via email to: joanne.barnard@mi.nacdnet.net

Manistee Conservation District - Outreach Forester

The Manistee Conservation District is seeking an Outreach Forester to coordinate Manistee’s 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 Manistee Conservation District offices in Bear Lake, MI., and will include assignments in both Mason-Lake and Manistee counties. Duties will be performed under the direction of the Manistee Conservation District Executive Director 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 p.m. on Monday, 1 September 2014.  Please send an application packet (detailed in position posting) to the Manistee Conservation District, Attn: Susan Spencer, Administrator, 8840 Chippewa Highway, Bear Lake, MI 49601.