Cascadia Conservation District
Serving Chelan County

Employment Opportunity


Cascadia Conservation District is now accepting resumes for the position of Seasonal Habitat Restoration Technician



POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Seasonal Habitat Restoration Technician


DATE:  February 10, 2023


Position Status:  Seasonal. Up to 40 hours per week, non-exempt.

Wage:  Starting at $18.43 to $21.33 per hour, Depending on Qualifications and Experience

Closing Date:  Open until filled, first review round will occur for applications submitted by February 28, 2023 at 5:00PM.

About the Role:

Cascadia Conservation District is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join the District as a Habitat Restoration Technician I. This seasonal, full-time position will assist with the District's habitat restoration program. This position works to implement habitat restoration projects to benefit salmonid species and water quality in Chelan County. The Habitat Restoration Technician I will work with landowners, crews and project partners to implement high priority habitat restoration projects. Funding for this position is provided by grants and relies on successful future grant applications. This position reports directly to Cascadia CD’s Executive Director taking direction from Habitat Restoration Technician II staff.

This position will last from April 1, 2023 to 10/31/2023. Start and end dates can be flexible.


About Us:

Cascadia Conservation District’s mission is to encourage wise stewardship and conservation of all natural resources in Chelan County by:

  • Working to implement conservation best management practices on the ground.
  • Being an active advocate for wise land use and water management decisions.
  • Promoting a reasonable approach to environmental problems.
  • Providing locally-led, voluntary, non-regulatory solutions to local environmental problems.
  • Educating both adults and youth about natural resources stewardship.

Cascadia CD consists of a small team of dedicated staff focused on providing technical assistance, cost share and building programs that serve our community and the natural resources in Chelan County. Cascadia CD is a non-regulatory political sub-division of Washington State and is governed by a 5-member volunteer Board of Supervisors.

Typical Work:

The Habitat Restoration Technician will work closely with CCD staff and area partners to implement habitat restoration projects in Chelan county. A typical day may include site visits to active or prospective project sites, site maintenance and monitoring utilizing mechanical or chemical weed control methods, project implementation, and data input and organization. This position will spend approximately 90% of their time in the field.

Minimum Qualifications:

A qualified candidate must have:

  • Strong organizational and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Capability of working with diverse individuals and small groups.
  • Experience assisting with implementation of habitat restoration projects such as LWD, culvert replacement, beaver dam analogs, riparian plantings or other watershed restoration projects.
  • Able to work in remote and rugged locations under a variety of weather conditions, traverse difficult upland and instream terrain, and carry field equipment necessary to complete required job tasks.
  • Ability to lift, pull, carry or push up to 50 lbs
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel are essential).
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

A well-qualified candidate will have some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish
  • Experience operating and maintaining landscape equipment
  • Knowledge of native and non-native plants
  • Experience working with conservation districts, and NRCS
  • Experience working with community groups
  • Experience utilizing Drones in the field

Those meeting 2 or more of the desired attributes are encouraged to apply

Service Area:

The quality of life in Chelan County is unsurpassed, evident by a steadily increasing population and a strong, diverse economy. The area’s natural beauty and abundance of recreational opportunities are two of the many reasons people come to Chelan County. It’s a place characterized by sparkling clear rivers, clean air, flowered hillsides, expansive views, spectacular mountains, brilliant skies, and productive orchards and farms.

From the ridge tops to the valley bottoms, Chelan County is a spectacular place to live, work and play.


  • Industrial Insurance
  • Washington State Standard Sick Leave
  • Holidays


Application Procedure: 

Submit cover letter and resume with at least three (3) references to Ryan Williams via the form below.

Open until filled. First review round will occur for applications submitted by February 28, 2023 at 5:00PM.

Cascadia CD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For questions on the position please Contact Alex Harwell or Ryan Williams at (509) 436-1601 or via email.