SeaDoc Society calls for proposals.

The transboundary SeaDoc Society is once again calling for proposals that will support improved Salish Sea health or management. This year there are two grant opportunities: an Open RFP with an initial Letter of Intent (LOI) step, and a second RFP for Tribes & First Nations that does not require an LOI (deadline . The ceiling for all awards is $50K. Open RFP LOIs due Feb 1; the full proposal deadline for both RFPs is March 15. (SeaDoc Society)

Job Opening: District Manager Clallam County Conservation District

Job Announcement
District Manager

Open Until Filled – application reviews begin April 6

The Clallam Conservation District (District), an organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of
natural resources, is seeking to fill their District Manager position. This is a half- to full-time, at-will, exempt,
non-union position. The Manager manages the operations of the District and performs executive level
leadership, personnel, administrative and management work. The Manager assists and supports the District
Board of Supervisors with the planning, directing and reviewing of all District activities. The Manager
implements policies and procedures in the areas of human resources, risk management, facilities
management, technical services, general operations, financial services and public relations to meet the
District mission. The Manager acts on behalf of and reports to the Board of Supervisors.
The Manager will work to provide consistent authority, direction and supervision of staff. The Manager
requires skills not only in managing employees, but also in relating with community volunteers, local
government officials, business and corporate representatives, and service providers. The Manager must have a
high level of knowledge, skills and abilities in:
a) human relations, organizational behavior, and management principles and practices (e.g., planning,
organizing, directing, motivating, decision making, and prioritizing to promote District mission);
b) analysis and policy development;
c) communication (verbal and written);
d) originating and implementing a broad range of proposed programs and initiatives that start as a
vision or concept;
e) negotiating various levels of participation by business leaders in partnerships with the District;
f) creating a high level of support and participation by state and local government officials, community
leaders and the public.
Strong applicants will also have a thorough understanding of natural resource programs and conservation

Wage and Salary Range
$30.81 to $46.87 per hour. Compensation will be awarded based on education, experience, and demonstrated

For complete job description, more information about the Clallam Conservation District, or to apply for this
position please follow this link or contact the District by phone at 360-775-3747×4 or

Job Listing: Northwest Straits Foundation Seeking Executive Director

This is a super job for the right person. I’ve been involved with the NW Straits for a number of years now, as part of the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee. They NWSF are really great folks, doing a wonderful job. We wish Robyn all the best. 

The Northwest Straits Foundation is seeking an Executive Director.  The current Executive Director, Robyn du Pre’, is resigning as of September 30 due to health issues.  Please share this posting widely as we would love a slew of great candidates to lead us into the future.

For more information about the Northwest Straits Foundation, please visit

Job Opening – Feiro Marine Life Center in PA

Here’s a great way to start the year.  A new job!

Position Open – Education and Volunteer Director 

Feiro Marine Life Center is a public, non-profit marine education facility located on the Port Angeles City Pier. The facility houses a hands-on marine exhibit with local near shore species, a classroom and an equipped laboratory. Feiro Marine Life Center has over 20,000 visitors annually and provides programs for over 3,000 school students. Feiro is growing both in programs and in size and is planning to build a new facility over the next few years.

Visit to learn more about the organization.

Position Available: Education and Volunteer Director

Description: Feiro Marine Life Center is looking for a full-time Education and Volunteer Director to lead marine science education programs and coordinate the volunteer program at a small, but growing, marine life center. The individual would work with numerous community partners in program development and implementation. The applicant would also work with interns and/or volunteers to assist with teaching and to provide training to enhance programs. Programs are generally focused on marine and ocean life, but may include additional components including underwater remotely operated vehicles, solar and wind or stormwater education.

Required background or experience: Extensive professional experience planning, implementing and delivering educational programs, preferably some of which is in non-traditional settings (i.e. outside of the classroom). A degree in marine biology or demonstrated equivalent experience or expertise and experience building and maintaining partnerships is essential.

Preferred background: Familiarity in state learning standards and relevant national standards. Experience managing volunteers and/or volunteer docents. Experience with web work, social media, and grant writing. Must be outgoing, organized and able to work independently, and as a part of a team.

Salary: $35,000-$40,000 DOE

To Apply: 

Please send resume and cover letter (including two references) to:

Deborah Moriarty

Feiro Marine Life Center

PO Box 625

Port Angeles, WA


Deadline for applications: January 15, 2014

Or electronically to

JOB OPPORTUNITY: PT Marine Science Center Volunteer Coordinator

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is seeking an energetic, experienced professional for our full-time paid Volunteer Coordinator position to inspire and manage a corps of 175+ volunteers in serving our mission to Inspire Conservation of the Salish Sea. The position is responsible for volunteer recruitment, training, placement, retention and recognition and will participate in strategic planning including developing a plan to expand the volunteer program. It’s also responsible for administrative oversight of the PTMSC AmeriCorps program and for supervision of volunteer gift shop staff. Email cover letter and resume in PDF format Job description can be found here. Please submit applications by November 18 at 5pm.

Job Announcement – Jefferson County Conservation District

Job Announcement

Jefferson Co. Conservation District

205 W. Patison St., Port Hadlock WA 98339

Phone 360-385-4105 email: Website

Salary: $21 – $23/Hour DOE Deadline: October 15, 2013, 4:00 pm

Permanent, ¾ to Full-time with benefits

Jefferson Co. Conservation District announces a position opening for District Manager/Technician in their Port Hadlock, Washington office. This is a 3/4 to full-time position with benefits. The Manager/Technician administers District operations and provides technical assistance to landowners, community groups and agencies for voluntary, incentive based options that support working landscapes while protecting and enhancing our natural resources. The programs are geared towards landowners who reside within the boundaries of the Jefferson Co. Conservation District. The District Manager/Technician is responsible for overall management of the Conservation District, supervision of district employees and providing technical assistance to district clients. The District Manager/Technician assists the Board of Supervisors with the coordination, management and administration of conservation programs throughout the Jefferson Co. Conservation District.


A bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental planning/science, sustainable development, agriculture/forestry/agronomy, public administration/management/leadership, or any closely related field, and a minimum of three years of supervisory and program management experience is required. Additional qualifying experience may substitute year-for-year for the education requirement. The applicant must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple, diverse issues and a proven commitment to land stewardship on private lands. Candidates with proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Access, Publisher, etc.) and GIS are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a natural resources and agriculture background strongly preferred.


§ Assist the Board of Supervisors with the coordination, management and administration of conservation programs throughout the Jefferson Co. Conservation District

§ Develop and maintain strong working relationships with landowners, other districts and local, state, tribal and federal agencies, and elected officials.

§ Coordinate and provide technical assistance to District clients.

§ Represent the Board, as directed, at local and regional meetings that may affect the Board and/or District programs.

§ Coordinate monthly Board meetings (including proper recording of official meeting minutes) and keep the Board informed of actions taken, trends in conservation and issues of interest to the Board.

§ Serve as liaison for the Board of Supervisors and coordinate closely with the Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD), the Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

§ Continue to develop and maintain the District’s Operational Policy & Procedures Manual with input from staff and approval by the Board.

The measure of success is the proactive delivery of services to private landowners and the general public in a professional, efficient and productive manner leading to the conservation of local natural resources consistent with the mission and goals of the District. The successful candidate must be able to work productively with a diverse community of landowners including farmers, forest landowners, community organizations, tribes, and government agencies. The position reports directly to the Board of Supervisors. A full job description is available from the District website .

To apply for this position:

Applicants must provide a cover letter, completed application form (available from the conservation district office or website), a resume, and three professional references. Applications must be received at the Jefferson Co. Conservation District office on or before 4:00 pm, October 15, 2013, in hard copy and/or electronic format.

For more information contact the District office at 360-385-4105..

An application can be downloaded from the website or picked up at the District office.

Please submit the packet to:

Jefferson Co. Conservation District

205 W. Patison St.

Port Hadlock WA 98339

Or via email to

Jobs Jobs Jobs

Heads up job seekers. Wildlife and the environment don’t eat money. That money goes to pay for the folks that protect it.

1. NatureBridge seeks Director of Outreach and Enrollment – Seattle Office/Olympic National Park Review of applications begins August 23rd Full details at:

2. Dept. of Ecology, Public Involvement Coordinator (Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist 3) Closes August 26th

3. Snohomish Conservation District , Outreach Assistant Closes August 28th

4. Department of Ecology, Corrective Action Outreach Specialist (Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist 4) Closing Date/Time: Fri. 08/30/13 11:59 PM Pacific Time

5. Skagit Conservation Education Alliance, SCEA Office & Communications Manager Closes Sept. 4th Description Attached

6. Puget Sound Partnership, Ecosystem Recovery Coordinator (x2) Closes September13th

7. Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, Reserve Manager Closes September 30th

8. Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Foundation, Nearshore Program Manager Closes September 13th

9. Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Foundation, Outreach and Development Manager Closes September 13th

NW Straits Foundation now hiring!

Just in from Joan Drinkwin: The Northwest Straits Foundation is currently hiring two positions:

Nearshore Program Manager: The Nearshore Program Manager is responsible for developing and managing habitat restoration projects for marine shorelines in partnership with our Marine Resources Committee partners, land managers, and private property owners. This position is also responsible for management of education and outreach programs about nearshore issues.

 Outreach and Development Manager: The Foundation seeks an innovative and relationship-oriented team member to grow its development infrastructure with a particular focus on cultivation of private gifts and business relationships.

Full job descriptions can be found on our website:

Joan Drinkwin

Programs Director

Northwest Straits Foundation



Job Opportunity! – NOSC hiring two positions

NOSC is also hiring an “Education and Outreach Assistant” WCC Individual Placement Intern and 5 WCC Crew Members for October 2013-September 2014.

Applicants must be 18 to 25 years old at the time of hire (age restriction may be waived for recently returned military veterans).  Applications due Friday, August 2nd.  To apply, visit

NOW HIRING: WCC Individual Placement – Education and Outreach Assistant (1 position) 

Description: This position assists in leading a service learning education program, looks over a native plant nursery, runs summer chum and Coho spawner surveys, helps with monitoring on current and past NOSC projects, and assists with volunteer coordination and producing outreach materials.

For application instructions please read the full job announcement:
Edu & Outreach Assistant at NOSC, WCC IP position 2013-2014


Crew Supervisor: Owen French
Telephone: 360-470-0004
Location: Port Hadlock

Description: This crew is based in Port Hadlock, working for the North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC). NOSC is one of 14 Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups (RFEGs) in the state of Washington. The crew implements projects for NOSC and partnering organizations, such as conservation districts, other RFEGs, Tribes, land trusts and WDFW. Projects primarily consist of riparian/estuarine restoration which involves; native plantings, noxious weed control and site maintenance (includes brush cutting, mowing, and herbicide application). Corps members will be expected to test for a Washington State Pesticide Applicator License. The crew will occasionally assist with salmonid and habitat monitoring. The work week is generally Monday-Thursday, 7:00AM-5:30PM. View the crew’s blog.

To apply for this opportunity visit the WCC website and select CREW- PORT HADLOCK/NORTH OLYMPIC SALMON COALITION on WCC’s online job application.

Please visit the Washington Conservation Corps Website for more information:


Restoration Grants Coordinator Job for Nooksack Tribe

Job Title: Restoration Grants Coordinator

Department: Natural Resources

Reports To: Habitat Program Manager

Type: Full Time

Position Opens: 2-22-12 Position Closes: 3-7-12


This position is responsible for managing the diverse array of grants that support the Tribe’s watershed restoration program. Job duties include: (1) grant proposal writing; (2) grant management, including budget oversight, project management and reporting; (3) preparation of permit applications and working with permitting agencies to secure permits, and (4) preparing and overseeing contracts. This position will work in partnership with the Department’s Watershed Restoration Coordinators to ensure successful and timely implementation of restoration projects.


See job description link below.

For the full job description, including education and experience requirements, please visit

To apply: Obtain an employment application at Mail application, and resume to 5016 Deming Road, Deming, WA 98244 or fax to 360-592- 2125. Application materials must be received in Human Resources no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date to be considered for this position.

New State Conservation Corps for Puget Sound

I understand that this bill is co-sponsored by State Representative Steve Tharinger of the Peninsula as well. – editor

1/21/11 Skagit Valley Herald
Ranker sponsors bill to create more green jobs for vets, youth
by Staff Report

State Sen. Kevin Ranker has introduced a bill that would create about 150 green jobs for young adults and veterans in Washington. Many of these jobs could potentially come to Skagit County.

“It will be competitive,” said Ranker, D-San Juan Island. “Communities will go for federal money. Many of those restoration jobs are in Skagit County and Whatcom County.”

The legislation was sponsored by 11 state senators from both parties and would consolidate and improve the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC). The bill was requested by the commissioner of Public Lands and Department of Ecology.

Currently, veterans in the Veterans’ Conservation Corps (VCC) receive job training voluntarily and without pay. The legislation would partner the VCC and WCC to create jobs that would help clean up Puget Sound. Five percent of incoming federal dollars for the WCC would now go to the VCC so that it can create jobs.

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