Employment Opportunity: Stewardship Assistant

King Conservation District (KCD) has an immediate opening for an individual to serve as a Stewardship Assistant, primarily focused on providing support to the Landowner Incentive Program. This entry level position serves as a member of a team of conservation professionals in a growing, county wide, natural resource management special purpose district. The individual holding this position provides a variety of support functions to the Stewardship Team, including but not limited to administrative, on-site (field), cooperators (land managers) communications, and other support duties as identified. The primary focus will be helping to implement KCD’s Landowner Incentive Program (KCD LIP) – a cost-share program that supports implementation of aquatic, forestry and agricultural resource conservation practices with urban and rural land managers throughout the boundaries of KCD. Duties associated with the KCD LIP include supporting the planning and preparation of cost-share applications and the award of cost-share funds, administering cost-share contracts and documenting contract compliance, and assisting with program and project evaluation and monitoring. Duties associated with the broader Stewardship Team include helping to administer and serve as an in-field assistant to the Discovery Farms® Grant, data entry, and communications support with cooperators and other partners.

With work in the office and in the field, this position involves multi-faceted duties that require attention to detail, collaboration, problem solving, excellent communication skills, and an elevated level of motivation and independence. The ideal candidate for this position is organized, with strong written verbal and communication skills, experienced in data collection and management, embraces diversity and equity, and collaborates across teams of staff, King County residents and partner agencies and organizations.

This position will start as a Resource Assistant 3 with a starting salary of $55,191.90. After passing a successful 6-month probation, the candidate will automatically move to step 2 within the salary matrix and receive a salary increase.

Job Description Stewardship Assistant

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please apply by emailing hr@kingcd.org with the following materials:

  1. A Resume
  2. A Cover Letter, describing as specially as you can how your experience, skills, and values are a fit with King Conservation District’s goals and mission as described in this announcement.
  3. A brief personal equity statement, describing your skills and experience engaging with issues involving diversity, racial equity, and inclusion in organizations. This statement should not exceed 300 words.

King Conservation District is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.

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