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Trinity County Resource Conservation District is accepting applications for the position of Watershed Conservation Technician II.  The Watershed Conservation Technician II works closely under the supervision of the Project Coordinator and the Program Manager and may perform a variety of natural resources related tasks.  This position requires a person who can work effectively in a collaborative environment, is self-directed, and who is comfortable working independently. The Watershed Conservation Technician II is a full-time temporary seasonal position and will conduct field work approximately June through August of 2023. There is potential for additional weeks of work following field season. All field work will be conducted in day trips, excluding select salmon surveys that will require overnight camping. This is not a benefited position, but employee will accrue Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Ability to hike upwards of 6 miles through rugged terrain and in inclement weather
  2. Ability to work independently or as a team to complete tasks, sometimes with minimal direct supervision
  3. Ability to work safely
  4. Ability to communicate effectively and independently solve problems
  5. Flexibility to assist with a variety of tasks to support program needs
  6. Ability to lift 50 lbs
  7. Possession of a valid California Drivers license
  8. Ability to pass a drug test/screening

Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and experience:

  1. Ability to work long days out in the field while maintaining a positive attitude
  2. Experience living or working in remote areas without cell service and the use of a Garmin InReach or other satellite devices for communication
  3. Experience driving 4×4 vehicles off road
  4. Experience collecting data with a GPS unit
  5. Experience reading scientific instruments and recording measurements
  6. Experience recording and transcribing data in Microsoft Excel
  7. Experience following standardized protocols
  8. Interest in watershed science, hydrology, and/or salmon surveying
  9. Skills in identifying local plants and animals
  10. Experience and training in chainsaw operation
  11. Experience conducting snorkel surveys and/or swimming and hiking long distances with a wetsuit and gear
  12. Current CPR First Aid Certification


The Watershed Conservation Technician II will perform a wide variety of natural resources related work, including but not limited to:

  • Deployment of monitoring equipment in streams and tributaries along the Trinity River
  • Water flow monitoring
  • Stream Condition Inventories
  • Data entry and QA/QC
  • Salmon snorkel surveys, contingent on performance and ability
  • Other natural resources related tasks as directed.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume or application to the TCRCD.  Applications are available during regular business hours at the TCRCD office, #30 Horseshoe Lane, Weaverville, CA.  Or online at Call (530)-623-6004 ext 209, or contact Annyssa Interrante at for more information.




Application Closes March 31, 2024. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified by April 15, 2024.

Start date will be around May 30, 2024 to complete necessary onboarding paperwork.

TCRCD Job Application Form

Conservation Tech Position Description

Ability to lift 50lbs

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 19.00