Job Type: Permanent
Salary Details: $22-25/hr
Deadline: Apr 28, 2023

The Walla Walla County Conservation District (WWCCD) is seeking a conservation technician to assist with field inspections and various office tasks. The position is a full-time, permanent position. The incumbent in this position will work closely with local landowners, coworkers, and conservation partners to document the location of noxious weeds within Walla Walla County.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific tasks may include assisting conservation staff in the following:

Field work including tree, grass, and/or noxious weed identification 50%

  • compiling data presence, absence, or abundance of noxious weeds or riparian buffer assessments in Walla Walla County

Landowner/agency communication 10-25%

  • face to face and virtual landowner meetings and partner agency meetings

Paperwork including contracts, field assessment forms, & grant writing 25-40%

  • preparing or assisting with accurate project reporting,
  • drafting grant applications and other documents,
  • and coordinate multiple projects and timelines with flexible scheduling.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Must have 2-year degree or be currently enrolled in one or more of the following areas: agricultural sciences, biology or physical sciences, natural resource management, GIS or a related discipline OR 5 years or more agricultural experience.
  • Ability to import data, analyze data sets, and develop maps and other graphic depictions of plans using combination of Microsoft EXCEL and ArcGIS products including ArcGIS Collector.
  • Must have great verbal/written communication skills. Must maintain accurate records, be self-motivated, and work positively in groups and independently.
  • Must be able to physically perform tasks in the field by traversing uneven ground in varied weather conditions and occasionally carrying up to 30 pounds of equipment and/or materials.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and provide a clean driving record at time of hire. Must be able to pass security and drug screening to work in a federal building.

Wage is $22 to 25 per hour DOQ. As with all positions at the WWCCD, employment is contingent on grant funding and may change depending on state and federal budget allocations. 

All programs, services and employment by the Walla Walla County Conservation District are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status or disability.

Submit cover letter and résumé to either or at our office at 325 N 13th Avenue by April 28, 2023 for primary consideration.