Job Opportunities

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


Blue Water Conservation District - Wildlife Biologist
Washtenaw County Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
Washtenaw County Conservation District - District Manager
Kent Conservation District - CTAI Engineer

Blue Water Conservation District - Wildlife Biologist
The Blue Water Conservation District (formerly the Sanilac & St. Clair Conservation Districts) 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 Posting

Application Deadline: Close of business on Friday, June 30, 2017.  Please submit cover letter (include salary requirements & preferred office reporting location), resume & references to Joe Kautz, District Manager by email to joe.kautz@macd.org.  Please contact Joe Kautz with any questions related to the position (e-mail preferred) or by calling (810) 648-2998 x5 or (810) 984 -3865 x5.


Washtenaw County Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
The Washtenaw County Conservation District is seeking a MAEAP Technician (Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program) to implement MAEAP in Washtenaw County through on-farm technical assistance and education to help agricultural producers reduce identified environmental risks, and make progress toward MAEAP verification.  This is a full-time, salaried position, grant-funded through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).  The Conservation District is a local unit of state government, assisting landowners with the conservation and management of their natural resources. MAEAP is an innovative, proactive program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks.
 
Job Posting 
  
Application Deadline:  4:30 p.m., EDT, Friday, June 23, 2017.  Submit a cover letter and resume with three work-related references via e-mail with “MAEAP Tech Position” in the subject line to: dennis.rice@mi.nacdnet.net, or mail to Dennis Rice, District Manager, Washtenaw County Conservation District, 7203 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9506.


Washtenaw County Conservation District - District Manager
The Washtenaw County Conservation District is seeking a District Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the District. The position of District Manager is primarily administrative with some technical duties.  Some of the responsibilities include: budget preparation; maintenance of records, files and reports; maintain a computerized accounting and bookkeeping system; supervise District staff; supervision of the District’s conservation tree and plant sales program; implementation of an information and publicity program, including a print annual report, monthly e-mail newsletters, preparation of news releases, presentations to groups, displays at fairs and community events, and maintaining a website and Facebook page; reviewing public notices; and providing information to landowners and the general public on soils, conservation practices and natural resources management.  About 90% of the duties are administrative and about 10% technical. The Conservation District is a local unit of state government, assisting landowners with the conservation and management of their natural resources. This is a full-time, salaried position, with the tentative start date of September 18, 2017.  
 
Job Posting

Application Deadline: Position open until filled.  Submit cover letter and resume with three work-related references via e-mail with “District Manager Position” in the subject line to: dennis.rice@mi.nacdnet.net, OR mail to District Manager Position, Washtenaw County Conservation District, 7203 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9506.  
 

Kent Conservation District - CTAI Engineer
The Kent Conservation District is currently seeking applicants for a Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI) Engineer.  This position serves as a member of a team of conservation professionals at the Kent Conservation District, a natural resource management special purpose district located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The position involves multi-faceted duties that require work in the office and the field; a high level of motivation, versatility, independence, and collaboration; and establishment and maintenance of partnerships with a wide range of landowners and conservation professionals to implement natural resource management practices on private and public property. Duties include providing engineering support to several Counties. Examples of the types of work and projects coordinated by this position include providing engineering services to assist landowners with implementation of natural resource management practices detailed in District conservation plans and technical assistance documents; designing and implementing conservation projects; designing agricultural practices such as agrichemical containment facilities, livestock watering facilities, grade stabilization structures, grassed waterways, sedimentation control basins and wetland restoration projects. The individual will gain substantial hands-on field and design experience.

Job Description

Application Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled.  Submit a resume and a letter of interest outlining your job skills and qualifications for this position to jessie.schulte@macd.org with the subject line CTAI Engineer.