Job Opportunities

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


Grand Traverse Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
Manistee Conservation District - Produce Safety Technician
Berrien Conservation District - Produce Safety Technician
Barry Conservation District - Administrator
Genesee Conservation District - Engineer - Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative


Grand Traverse Conservation District - MAEAP Technician
The Grand Traverse Conservation District is currently seeking candidates for the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician position. The position is full time, 40 hours per week. The usual work hours will be scheduled between the hours of 8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F. Some nights and weekends will be required based on when outreach events and meetings are scheduled. Travel (paid) will be required throughout the multi county service area. The Technician will be employed by the Grand Traverse Conservation District. This is a grant-funded position and may be renewed annually.

Job Posting

Application Deadline: Sunday, August 26, 2018, or until position is filled, preference will be given to applications received by that date. Submit a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge and skills, along with a resume, and list of 3 professional references to Marsha Clark, Executive Director, Grand Traverse Conservation District. E-mail: mclark@gtcd.org Please put MAEAP Application as the subject of the email. 


Manistee Conservation District - Produce Safety Technician
The Manistee Conservation District is seeking a full-time produce safety outreach technician to deliver the Michigan Produce Safety Program. The technician will be housed at the Manistee Conservation District office in Bear Lake, MI and will execute the program throughout the year within a multiple-county service area. Duties will be performed under the direction of the Manistee Conservation District Executive Director and the Produce Safety Advisory Committee. A central objective of the position will be to deliver the Michigan Safe Produce Risk Assessment educational tool through on-farm technical assistance, using farm-specific risk assessments, education, and food safety planning to implement best practices. This position is funded by an annually renewed grant. 

Job Posting

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 27th.  Send complete application packet (via email only) to: The Manistee Conservation District, Attn: Susan Spencer, Executive Director; Email: susan.spencer@macd.org.  Application packet details included in the job posting. 


Berrien Conservation District - Produce Safety Technician
Berrien Conservation District is seeking interested applicants to serve as a Produce Safety Technician. The Produce Safety Technician is a full-time, 40 hours per week position. Typical work hours are between 8:00 am-4:30 pm M-F; some nights and weekends are required to participate in outreach events and meetings. The Technician will be employed by Berrien Conservation District and the office is housed in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Travel (paid) is required throughout a multi-county service area that includes Allegan, Berrien, Allegan, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren Counties.

Job Posting

Application Deadline: Applications received by 8:00 am Monday, August 27, 2018 will have the first review; the position will remain open until filled.  Submit a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge, skills, and abilities along with a resume and references by email to Nancy Carpenter, Berrien Conservation District at nancy.carpenter@macd.org. Berrien Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


Barry Conservation District - Administrator
The Barry Conservation District is currently accepting applications for an Administrator.  The Administrator is responsible for the District’s consistent achievement of its financial goals, as well as providing support for the day-to-day operations of the District.

Job Description

Application Deadline:  Open until filled. Send .pdf versions of a one-page cover letter and one-page resume to sarah.nelson@macd.org. Applicants who do not follow these instructions will not be considered for employment.


Genesee Conservation District – Engineer - Conservation Technical Assistance Initiative (CTAI)
The Genesee Conservation District is currently accepting applications for the CTAI Engineer position. The work involves the planning, design, and installation of conservation engineering practices to a variety of natural resource management and conventional agricultural resource concerns.  The position will provide engineering services by conducting field investigations, topographic and stakeout surveys, preparing engineering designs and drawings, preparing construction cost estimates, and providing oversight of the installation of engineering structures and practices in several counties. Examples of the types of designs and implementation projects include: agricultural practices such as agrichemical handling facilities, livestock watering facilities, grade stabilization structures, grassed waterways, water and sedimentation control basins and wetland restoration projects. The engineer will work for Genesee Conservation District, under the technical guidance of the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS).

Job Posting

Application Deadline:  Submit a cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on knowledge and skills, along with a resume, and list of references to Angela Warren by email at geneseecd@yahoo.com. This posting will remain open until filled.