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The Conservation Planner works under the direct supervision of the Watershed Program Manager. This is a 10 month full-time benefited position administered through Trinity County Resource Conservation District, with the potential to extend based on funding. This position offers a variety of projects which can include, but are not limited to, natural resources environmental planning and analysis; coordination with natural resource partners such as local, state, federal, tribal and non-profit agencies on conservation, habitat enhancement, and forest health planning and implementation projects; organizing and implementing community meetings; outreach as it relates to forest and watershed health. This position will work closely with Natural Resource Conservation Service staff to develop conservation plans for Trinity County landowners in for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). This position serves at the discretion of the Board of Directors.


The ideal candidate will be self-directed and detail-oriented with knowledge of watershed restoration and forest health best management practices. Excellent communication skills are imperative. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and possess strong writing, communication and budgeting skills. A four-year college degree is highly recommended, although exceptional work experience will be considered as a substitute.

Highly qualified candidates will have any combination of education and experience that would provide the following:

  • Experience in tracking projects, meeting project deadlines, reporting and managing project budgets.
  • Knowledge of natural resource management, watershed and environmental issues.
  • Knowledge of environmental planning processes on both state and federal levels.
  • Ability to communicate with people from all backgrounds.
  • Ability to translate complex scientific data into easily understandable information for public use.
  • Proof of either college level classes in watershed related fields or watershed related work
  • experience.
  • Excellent office computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Knowledge and experience working in an office setting.
  • Knowledge of grant management and writing.

Please address your level of experience in all ten of these areas in an addendum to your resume. If you have little or no experience in any of these areas, please indicate that as well.

Prior to hire a background check, a valid California Driver’s License, current auto insurance and a copy of current driving record will be requested.


  • Provide conservation operations technical assistants to Trinity County Landowners.
  • Coordinate community meetings, workshops, or field tours to showcase conservation practices.
  • Coordinate one-on-one site visits with landowners to develop conservation plans.
  • Develop conservation plans and contracts with Natural Resource Conservation Service staff for EQIP and CSP programs.
  • Attend conservation planning workshops and trainings working towards a certification.
  • Track daily activities and achievements.
  • Maintain files and records according to established systems.
  • Coordinate with internal staff and external agencies to share ideas and cross-pollinate conservation planning related projects ideas with a positive approach.
  • Write articles to promote projects.
  • Perform related duties as requested.


Office work is approximately 70% of this position with outdoor and event work making up the remaining 30%. Mileage is reimbursed at the federal rate if a District vehicle is unavailable for use.

Benefits:  The TCRCD offers paid medical, vision and dental insurance; 11 paid holidays per year, plus accrued personal time off; contribution to a retirement plan; and a progressive working environment that recognizes the importance of a work/life balance.

Starting Salary Range:  Placement as a Project Coordinator I or II will be based on years of work experience and education level.

Conservation Planner Salary Range:  $22.00-$27.00 per hour

Closing Date:  Posting will remain open until filled.

To Apply:  Mail resume, cover letter, and addendum mentioned under qualifications to Trinity County RCD, Attn: Amelia Fleitz, PO Box 1450, Weaverville, CA 96093; or email to: with “Conservation Planner” in the subject line; or drop off at our office: 30 Horseshoe Lane, Weaverville, CA.

For More Information:  Call (530) 623-6004

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 22.00
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 27.00

    About Trinity County Resource Conservation District

    Committed to sound management of Natural Resources on Public and Private lands.

    Mission Statement
    To assist in protecting, managing, conserving, and restoring the natural resources of Trinity County through information, education, technical assistance, and project implementation programs.

    Vision Statement
    Trinity County Resource Conservation District envisions a balance between utilization and conservation of our natural resources. Through economic diversity and ecosystem management, our communities will achieve and sustain a quality environment and healthy economy.