Salary: $4,013.00 – $5,399.00 Monthly
Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Department: Conservation Commission
Job Number: 2023-SCC-002
Closing: Continuous

Who we are
The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) is a non-regulatory state agency that supports and coordinates our state’s 45 conservation districts and administers voluntary conservation programs. Together, the SCC and conservation districts provide incentive-based services that empower people across Washington to take actions that keep natural resources and working lands healthy for all.

What you will be doing
You will contribute to the mission of the Conservation Commission by supporting conservation district water resource planning and implementation, ensuring that in-house and vendor generated system designs meet required and appropriate Natural Resource Conservation Service standards and specifications, ensuring that system designs are consistent with program goals and objectives, enhancing district technical competence in irrigation water management, irrigation water use efficiency, irrigation application system design, irrigation conveyance system design, and energy efficiency, working toward enhancing water availability for all uses and users across the state.

Some of the duties includes:
Coordinates and provides direct onsite technical assistance and training: 

  • Manages agency resources such as vehicle and equipment necessary in the performance of required duties. 
  • Assists program manager and/or team in the development of policy and regulation.
  • Implements best management practices that conserve natural resources.
  • Directly assists conservation districts with the project proposal assessment and development of water conservation projects that result in water savings. 
  • Direct marketing assistance with conservation districts to include marketing the water resource program options to districts to help facilitate the implementation in that area. 
  • Site assessment data collection and collaboration with conservation district technical staff, landowners, irrigation district staff/board members, and technical staff from federal, state, and Tribal natural resource agencies. 
  • Planning, developing, and overseeing the data collection. 
  • Reviewing the designs for accuracy and to ensure the designs meet SCC required specifications from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. 
  • Assists district staff with project design specifications.
  • Assists district staff with bid documents, bid evaluations, and contractor selection criteria and process.
  • Assists districts as needed on construction issues and inspection. 
  • Provides continuing education and training of district staff and staff from other natural resource agencies. 

Provide technical oversight:

  • Responsible for ensuring the technical competence of the work product associated with all water savings projects funded by SCC, for project compliance and monitoring oversight. 
  • Responsible for complete and accurate record keeping and document review for each project funded by water resources programs

Other duties as assigned:

  • Represents the program, Conservation Technical Development Center (CTD), and other technical workgroups, in which, conservation district and/or SCC projects or programs add value to the conversation and outcomes. 
  • Works with CTD to develop water resource certification training for conservation district planners. Examples could include: irrigation water management planning, irrigation system design, water rights basics.
  • Other technical assistance, research, data collection, and special projects.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field. 


Two years of professional level experience in environmental analysis or control or environmental planning. 


An associates degree involving major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environment planning, or other allied field. 


Four years of professional experience in environmental analysis or control or environmental planning. 


One year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 2.

A Master’s degree in one of the above fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.


One year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 2.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Irrigation Designer
  • 1 year experience with AUTO CAD
  • 5 years experience in irrigation application system design and/or management
  • Knowledgeable in the Washington State Irrigation Guide (WIG)
  • Knowledgeable in Washington state soils
  • Knowledgeable in Scientific Irrigation Scheduling (SIS), or Irrigation Water Management (IWM)
  • Knowledge of Washington state conservation districts
  • Certified in natural resource planning or irrigation water management planning
  • Experience with or knowledge in Washington water law
  • Competent in GIS, GPS, or Total Station Surveying
  • Competent in technical writing
  • Knowledgeable in Washington state bidding and contracting law as it pertains to conservation districts
  • Knowledgeable in the Washington State Trust Water Rights Program

To Apply
Please provide the following documents to be considered; failure to do so may result in you not being considered for the position:

  • letter of interest(no more than 2 pages) explaining how you have prepared yourself for this position.
  • current resume or CV, detailing experience, and education
  • A current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information 

For more information and to apply:

NOTE:  By submitting these materials, you are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed.  A resume will not substitute for completing the “duties summary” section of the application.  Please do not refer to resume for detail, or your application may be disqualified. 

Contact Information
For questions about this recruitment or to request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact or email Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

For more information and to apply:

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