Program Manager – Farm Services
King Conservation District (KCD) has an opening for a Farm Services Program Manager. This position reports to the Director of Programs and leads key farm services programs and projects as part of a team of conservation professionals in a growing, county wide, natural resource management special purpose district. This position requires someone with demonstrated management experience and a broad knowledge of farm-based natural resource management conservation principles. This person will lead staff activities including hiring, training, coaching, and will write and secure grant funding and manage contracts to fund project and programs.
Program Manager Opening- Farm Services
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AmeriCorps – Habitat Restoration Crew Members (10 positions)
KCD sponsors 2 Washington Conservation Corps Restoration Crews starting October 1st, of each year and serving for 11 months. The positions are generally posted in July. You can check back here for the postings, or contact one of our crew leaders if you’re interested.
King Conservation District (KCD) sponsors two environmental restoration crews. We look forward to assembling a positive, productive group to restore wetland and stream habitat throughout King County in urban and rural areas. Restoration projects focus on removing invasive vegetation and establishing ecologically rich native plant buffers. There are two distinct seasons: winter planting season (October-April) and summer site project maintenance (April-October).
During planting season we emphasize plant identification and native plant functions. Site maintenance will give you first-hand experience with a variety of Best Management Practices of noxious weeds. KCD operates a native plant nursery where the crew will spend two days per month. Nursery duties include potting up young plants, weeding, watering and maintaining the facilities. We then plant these nursery plants on our restoration projects. Through on-the-job training and some field trips, you will leave our program with a strong base of skills, including native and invasive plant identification, power and hand tool use and maintenance, riparian ecology, restoration site planning and monitoring, integrated pest management, and nursery operation.
Our schedule is Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We meet in Renton each morning, then travel together to various project sites throughout King County. KCD crews have opportunities to lead restoration volunteer events, requiring a Saturday shift on rare occasions. KCD crews typically do not go on overnight trips, with the exception of the three program-wide elective trainings (Monday to Thursday overnight) and one eight-day overnight project during the summer. The crews occasionally deploy on local or national disaster response. Past examples include: Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Hurricane Sandy, the Oso mudslide, flooding in the Yukon, and Wildland Firefighting.
For more information, please email one of our 2018 Crew Supervisors:
Haly Rylko firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Evinger email@example.com