Watershed Technician, Stanton Michigan - Storm Water Jobs

Watershed Technician

Date Posted
Employer Name
Montcalm Conservation District
Sector Name
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level


Montcalm Conservation District (CD) is seeking a Watershed Technician. Position requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree. This is a one year grant funded position for half time employment (20 hrs/week) at ($23/hr) with opportunity for grant year end bonus with successful completion and evaluation. Start date is projected for May 1st 2018.

The purpose of the position is to gain an understanding of local watershed issues and work with partners and landowners to address these issues utilitizing conservation practices such as stormwater management, shoreline and streambank stabilization and buffers, wetland restoration, and other related practices.

Primary office space for the position is located at USDA Service Center 77. S. State St. Stanton MI 48888. The position is primarily a field position. 

Basic requirements include:

  • bachelor's degree in natural resources management, biology, environmental studies, or related fields; or commensurate experience.
  • familarity with the development and implementation of watershed management plans, experience in detecting and addressing water quality and hydrology issues such as erosion, flooding, and nonpoint pollution, and the ability to identify native and invasive species in aquatic environments
  • strong communication skills
  • willingness to work in inclement weather, traverse rough terrain, and canoe/kayak, etc.
  • computer fluency
  • ability to read various types of maps and navigate through properties accordingly
  • ability to interpret water quality testing results and make recommendations
  • ability to build partnerships and grow capacity for existing organizations (lake associations) to address water quality concerns
  • ability to assist CD staff and Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS staff to achieve deliverables as well as short and long term goals for both agencies
  • a dependable, personal vehicle (mileage will be reimbursed for use in the field)

Preferred applicants will have:

  • 2 years of experience in a related position
  • experience with ARC GIS
  • grant writing experience (opportunity to sustain or expand position with future grants)


  • serve as intial point of contact for lake associations, private landowners, local governments etc for water quality concerns
  • fullfil grant requirements and deliverables
  • provide on-site resource evaluation and recommendations to address water quality concerns
  • connect landowner to available resources and follow up as needed
  • conduct demonstrations and workshops
  • prepare reports and publications to provide information to the public
  • provide monthly written and verbal reports to the CD board and NRCS 

A performance evaluation will be conducted quarterly. Continuing educations needs and opportunities will be considered at that time, as applicable.

The Montcalm Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and works in cooperation with the USDA. The US Department of Agriculture USDA prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.


Send cover letter, resume, and references to Judy Cloer at judy.cloer@mi.nacdnet.net by Friday April 13th 2018. 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

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