Salary: $56,084.00 – $73,584.00 Annually
Location: Mason County – Shelton, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Department:Mason Conservation District
Job Number: 2022-MCD RE

Type: Regular, benefits, FLSA non-exempt. Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week).
Note: This position is supported by and contingent on available grant funding.
Closing Date: Preferential review of applications submitted by December 31, 2022; Open until filled
Employment Application: Send a cover letter, resume and references electronically to:

Benefits: The District provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following: 

  • Vacation accrual begins at eight (8) hours per month and increases based on years of service.

  • The District’s recognizes twelve (12) holidays per year, which includes one (1) personal holiday. 

  • Sick leave accrues at eight (8) hours per month. 

  • The District and its employees participate in the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

  • The District currently covers 100% of employee health care coverage and 90% of dependents.

Mason Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please let us know if you need any accommodation to participate in the application process.

The Mason Conservation District is seeking a Restoration Ecologist to join our team. The position is responsible for efficient development, management, and execution of environmental restoration projects and supports achievement of District priorities.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) manage complex projects and budgets, 2) secure grants & permits, 3) communicate effectively, 4) succeed in team environments, and 5) ensure project success by applying effective problems solving skills.

This position is supervised by the Senior Conservation Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of multi-year, technically complex ecosystem restoration projects with diverse partners and funding sources. 

  • Lead achievement of project milestones, reporting requirements, and other required deliverables. 

  • Develop create and implement project management plans, risk assessments and critical path analysis to ensure projects meet milestones and objectives.

  • Write applications for environmental and construction permits to implement restoration projects.

  • Write grant proposals in collaboration with the District team and advocate for proposed projects during selection process to secure funding for priority conservation projects.

  • Participate in the development of annual and long-range plans, brainstorm project concepts, complete special projects, etc.

  • Use Microsoft or related software to manage projects, collaborate with teams, produce project maps and prepare reports.

  • Develop and maintain amicable relationships with clients and partners.  

  • Participate in workshops, tours and educational opportunities as needed.

  • Perform work with the highest ethical standards, in accordance with RCWs 42.23.020-070, 42.17, 42.52 and the District personnel policies, providing courteous service.

The duties listed above are intended only as general illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. Specific statements of duties not included does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Job descriptions are subject to change by the District as the needs of the District and requirements of the job change.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science or Arts in environmental related field, with a minimum of two (2) years of ecological restoration experience.

  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and using project management processes.

  • Must be a self-driven and resourceful team player with the proven ability to solve problems.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, and work independently.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work under physically demanding conditions, including cold and wet weather.

  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and background in the construction industry, specifically environmental construction activities, such as: heavy earth moving, remedial excavation, habitat restoration, bridges and culverts, access roads, remediation systems, storm water management, etc.

  • Ecological restoration experience in the Pacific Northwest. 

  • Knowledge and experience with the Washington State salmon recovery framework including funding sources, policies, networks, and plans.

  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple complex projects.

  • Experience with writing and managing grants.

  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

  • Interest in community service and the environment.

  • Entrepreneurial ambition.

  • Experience using ArcGIS.


Requires frequent sitting, standing and walking. This position frequently requires
continuous hand and finger movement. This position requires visual acuity at 20 inches or less, and frequent hearing acuity for speech discrimination. The employee must be able to talk and to receive and understand written and oral communication and give written and oral instruction. The position regularly requires the ability to calculate mathematical problems and conduct field site visits in challenging terrain.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The majority of work is performed in a normal office environment, with occasional field trips to project areas in the field that include difficult

Employment Application: Send a cover letter, resume and references electronically to: -or- APPLY HERE:

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