Conservation Specialist (Wildlife Habitat)

Oak Savannah, Roberta Schwarz, West Linn, OR

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Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (CSWCD) is seeking an experienced conservation professional who is looking for an opportunity to apply their professional technical expertise to address natural resource concerns throughout the Clackamas County area. We seek an individual who shares a passion in working with landowners and organizations to promote and implement projects that restore native habitats on land, such as oak woodlands or wetlands, for the benefit of ecosystems, wildlife, and future generations.

All application materials must be submitted to the District no later than 4:30 p.m., February 2, 2024.

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Conservation Specialist (Wildlife Habitat)

This position focuses primarily on wildlife habitat conservation and helping to conserve natural resources on rural and urban properties. This conservation specialist has responsibility for focused work on specific wildlife habitat initiatives. They also participate in regional wildlife habitat groups. The position is responsible for evaluating natural resources (soil, water, animal, plant, wildlife, and cultural resources) on rural and urban sites. They also create conservation plans with specifications for conservation actions.

Successful applicants will demonstrate:

  • Strong project management skills; field and data management skills; and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • The ability to engage with small farm owners and rural residential property owners.
  • A strong desire to work outside in the field of natural resources.
  • Knowledge in working lands, native habitat restoration, and watershed health.
  • The ability to identify native plants and apply skills to place, install and maintain them.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with District staff and project partners.
  • Willingness to collaborate with a team.
  • The ability to provide superior customer service to the public, landowners, partners, and CSWCD staff.

Minimum Qualification for this Position

In order to qualify for this position, successful applicants must possess the following Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in an agricultural or natural resources-based field of study AND a minimum of three years of directly related conservation planning experience;
  • OR five years of directly related conservation planning experience.

Join the Clackamas SWCD Team!

Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is a regional leader in conserving natural resources in Oregon. The District offers a competitive wage schedule and an excellent benefits package. The office is located in the Hamlet of Beavercreek, Oregon which is just 5 miles southeast of Oregon City.

Oregon City is the county seat of Clackamas County. It is an area rich in history as the end of the Oregon Trail and the state’s original capital. We are located near the southern limits of metropolitan Portland. This area is home to a wide diversity of high-quality outdoor recreation opportunities. We also enjoy top-rated dining and shopping, as well as being the hub of world-class microbreweries and wineries.

The District resides in a newly constructed state-of-the-art Conservation Resource Center. The 10,851 square foot facility supports the District, NRCS and FSA staff and on a beautiful 15-acre farm.

The District resides in a newly constructed state-of-the-art Conservation Resource Center. The 10,851 square foot facility supports the District, NRCS and FSA staff and on a beautiful 15-acre farm.

Position Description

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Please Note: This is a 3-Step Application Process

To apply for this position, ALL candidates must:

  • Step 1 – complete the online application
  • Step 2 – complete the online qualification assessment
  • Step 3 – upload a cover letter and resume through our online document submission form

Failure to complete any of these steps will result in an incomplete application that will not be considered.

Apply Today! Application Deadline is February 2, 2024 by 4:30 p.m.

Step 1 – Please click the button below to follow the link to our online application. Complete all sections of the online application.

Online Application

Step 2 – Please click the button below to follow the link to our qualifications assessment. Please answer all questions in the assessment. Only qualified candidates with fully completed assessments will be considered for this position. Your resume MUST support and provide details for your answers in the qualifications assessment.

Qualifications Assessment

Step 3 – Applicants must also submit a cover letter and a resume to complete their application. The resume format must include the following:

  • A list of all significant employment and the primary duties. Employment dates must be specified in month and year format and must state full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience.
  • A list of employment history must have the contact information of the previous immediate supervisor. If you do not want us to contact them, you must state that for the respective employer.
  • Education information must have the school name, type of degree received, and subjects studied or degree major. If you attended a trade school, identify the type of certificate, or license received.

Please click the button below to follow the link to our document submission form to upload your cover letter and resume. Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position.

Document Submission Form

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the District. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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