Employment Opportunities

Date: February 8, 2021

Title: Conservation Technician

Classification: Regular-Part Time

Location: Missaukee Conservation District


Job Overview This position is in the Missaukee Conservation District Office, Lake City. The Technician is responsible for creating watershed projects and managing 83 acres of donated land. The Technician provides technical leadership to the project and other office staff. The Technician also provides general support for the Missaukee Conservation District.


Primary Duties

1. Technical Assistance and Grant Administration

    a. Create watershed projects in accordance with District Policies.
    b. Work with landowners/producers to implement Best Management Practices.
    c. Perform site visits.
    d. Provide technical assistance to landowners on forestry, wildlife, water quality, native plants, and related
    e. Prepare and submit required reports.


2. Information and Education

    a. Assist in planning District workshops, Field Days, and fundraisers.

    b. Coordinate District educational services with Education Coordinator and local schools, groups, and

    c. Assist in conducting annual tree and native plant sales as part of an educational program.


3. Public Relations

     a. Represent the District in public appearances to inform the public, conservation partners, and local units of
          government of District programs, services, and their role in the community.

     b. Serve as a District contact and attend relevant meetings.

     c. Coordinate and strengthen conservation partnerships within the community.

4. General/Partnership Responsibilities

     a. Answer phone, take messages, assist customers.

5. Responsibilities to the District Manager/Board

     a. Assist in organizing and conducting annual fundraising campaigns through the tree and native plant sales.

     b. Prepare and submit required monthly reports.

     c. Other duties as assigned.

    a. Working towards and on track for a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Biology, Geology, Agronomy, or   
         related field or equivalent experience.
    b. Experience managing project budgets, customer service, and reporting.
    c. Demonstrated ability to collect field information and prepare reports based on results.
    d. Strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.
    e. Ability to organize meetings, events, and to deliver public presentations.
    f. Ability to work cooperatively with individuals, groups, and organizations.
    g. Self-motivated and self-directed.
    h. Knowledge of natural resource management and conservation.
    i. Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Publisher, and Excel.
    j. Valid Driver’s license
    k. Dependable vehicle for field work.
    l. Must be able to pass a federal background check.

Additional Qualifications (Preferred)
    a. bachelor’s or master’s degree in Natural Resources, Biology, Geology, Agronomy, or related field or
    equivalent experience.
    b. Familiarity with conservation programs.
    c. Knowledge and experience in natural resource management.
    d. Experience writing and managing grant programs
    e. Experience with ArcGIS Working Conditions

This job is a regular-part time position at 20 hours per week and involves a combination of office work, field work, and limited traveling. This position involves working and being comfortable outdoors. Some nights and weekends will be required. Travel is primarily within Missaukee County. Expansion of hours dependent upon funding found by Technician.


Wage: $17.00/hour


Benefits: Paid vacation after one year and sick leave after 90 days. Mileage reimbursement.


Applications: Send resume, cover letter, references, and availability (if college student) to sherry.blaszak@macd.org by April 2, 2021. Subject line should read: Missaukee CD Conservation Technician.


MISSAUKEE CONSERVATION DISTRICT “Our mission is to provide leadership in promotion and protecting our County soil, water and other natural resources through education and technical assistance.”




6180 West Sanborn Road

Lake City, MI 49651

t: 231.839.7193

f: 231.839.5411

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm   ​​Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Memorial Day thru Labor Day

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday through Friday

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Closed Federal Holidays

All programs are offered on a non-discriminatory basis.