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Thurston CD is recruiting for a District Engineer, January 28, 2021

Thurston Conservation District seeks a dynamic, creative, and critical thinker with experience
engineering conservation projects and working with diverse communities to join our
collaborative team in a fast-paced, hands-on and rewarding work environment.

The Thurston CD folks write:


To implement natural resource management practices on private and public property, this position involves multi-faceted duties that require a high level of motivation, versatility, independence, and collaboration; work in the office and the field; and the establishment and maintenance of partnerships with a wide range of landowners and conservation professionals. The individual holding this position provides program development, coordination, administration and technical services through the District’s Conservation Technical Assistance Program. This position is responsible for developing and coordinating all aspects of the TCD’s Engineering services and for expanding the funding base for engineering activities. Duties include providing engineering support for several District programs, projects and services, including design, permitting and construction oversight of agricultural, habitat restoration, green storm-water infrastructure projects, as well as, for marine shoreline projects as part of the Shore Friendly Thurston Program.


The successful applicant has a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, with an emphasis in civil natural resources, agricultural, hydrological, geological, ecological and/or environmental engineering. Applicant must possess a current professional engineer (P.E.) license within the State of Washington and have had a P.E. license for at least 2 years. Applicant must have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in managing engineering projects specific to natural resource management, agricultural practices, marine and freshwater aquatic area enhancement, and/or fisheries habitat enhancement.


Here at Thurston Conservation District our employees and the people we serve come from all walks of life. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Please let us know if you need accommodation to participate in the application process.

THURSTON CONSERVATION DISTRICT, a non-regulatory government agency, educates and assists the citizens of Thurston County in the management of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations, inspiring voluntary, incentive-based conservation practices.

Please visit our website at for the complete job description, detailed qualification requirements, full description of our benefits package and application instructions.

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