Pend Oreille Conservation District

Riparian Program Coordinator — Employment Opportunity Announcement Type: Regular, benefits, FLSA exempt

Full-time, 40 hours per week

Note: This position is supported by and contingent upon available grant funding.

Opening Date: September 26th, 2022

Closing Date: Open until filled

Term: December 1st (or sooner) to June 30th, 2023

Position Description

The Pend Oreille Conservation District is seeking a Riparian Program Coordinator to join our team. The position is responsible for the efficient generation and coordination of riparian projects throughout Pend Oreille County (specifically WRIA 62 – Pend Oreille River; and WRIA 55 – Little Spokane River). The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) manage complex projects and budgets, 2) communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders,

3) succeed in both team and individual environments, and 4) solve problems to ensure successful planning and design of potential riparian restoration projects.

This position is supervised by the District Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the coordination, planning and design of multi-year, technically complex aquatic/riparian restoration projects with diverse partners and funding
  • Lead achievement of project milestones, reporting requirements, and other required
  • Develop and implement project management plans, risk assessments and critical path analyses to ensure projects meet milestones and
  • Write grant proposals in collaboration with 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,
  • Use Microsoft or related software to manage projects, collaborate with teams, produce project maps and prepare
  • Establish and maintain amicable relationships with clients and
  • Participate in workshops, tours and educational opportunities as
  • Perform work with the highest ethical standards, in accordance with RCWs 42.23.020-070, 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:

  • Bachelor of Science or Arts in environmental related field, with a minimum of four (4) years of ecological restoration or riparian habitat experience OR a Master of Science or Arts in an environmental related field with a minimum of two (2) years of similar
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and using project management
  • Must be a self-driven and resourceful team player with the proven ability to solve
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, and work
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Experience using
  • Capacity to communicate, both written and oral, effectively to a diverse
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends and more than 40 hours in a week

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and background of planning, design, and permit requirements for riparian restoration projects in Washington State
  • Ecological restoration experience in the Pacific Northwest, specifically in areas east of the Cascades
  • Knowledge and experience with the Washington State salmon recovery framework including funding sources, policies, networks, and
  • Ability to manage and communicate with contractors
  • Experience with securing and managing
  • Demonstrated experience managing
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution
  • Understanding of habitat needs of salmonids, specifically Bull trout, Westslope cutthroat trout and other regional aquatic species of

Physical and Mental Working Requirements

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. In addition, this position may require the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and perform manual labor in all weather conditions. Frequent standing, walking, bending, and lifting are required.

Hybrid; work will be split between a home office, a headquarters office in Newport, WA and frequent field trips to project areas which include difficult terrain.


$45,000 – $55,000 annual salary (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Benefits: After a 60-day probationary period, the District provides a comprehensive benefits package with medical, dental and vision coverage for regular employees and eligible dependents.

  • Vacation accrual begins at eight (8) hours per month and increases based on years of
  • The District recognizes ten (10) holidays per year, which includes one (1) personal
  • 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 offers medical and dental insurance premiums through the Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) paid at a rate of 70%.
  • Premiums for a single membership to the Camas Center for Community Wellness paid at a rate of 100%.

Employment Application: Send a cover letter, resume and references electronically to:

Pend Oreille Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

POCD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person. Please let us know if you need any accommodation to participate in the application process.