Job Opening: District Technician

 Job Announcement

District Technician Position

Salary:  The anticipated starting pay is $20 per hour for this 30-40 hour per week position. Pay is based on grant funding and is subject to changes in the budget.


Closing Date:  5:00 pm, May 19, 2017


Position:  The District Technician performs field and office functions in the development of land management plans dealing with aspects of farm plans, water quality and erosion control for cooperating landowners in Clatsop County.  The person in this position applies for grants funds from appropriate sources available to complete conservation projects, invasive species control and landowner outreach.

Click this link for a full position description: DT Job Description 2017

Minimum Qualification:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in natural resource management, environmental science, soil science, civil engineering, business management, a natural science, or a related field, or experience working for a natural resources agency, organization, or business.
  • Sufficient mobility and ability, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the physical functions of the job, in the office or in the field.
  • The ability to operate a motor vehicle during daylight hours, after dark and during inclement weather.  In order to carry out these assigned duties, possession of a valid state-issued driver’s license and personal vehicle is required (reimbursement of mileage is available).
  • Knowledge and experience in Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems.
  • A driving record clear of significant moving violations for the past five years.
  • Passing a pre-employment drug screen.


How to Apply: Applicants must provide a cover letter, completed District application form and resume.  In the cover letter, please attach a hand written essay describing in 100 words or less why the District should hire you.  All application materials, including the complete position description are available upon request at the Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation District (CSWCD) office or at the Oregon Department of Employment Work Source Office at 450 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR.  We will accept regular hard copied mailed or hand delivered submissions only.  No faxes or emails will be accepted.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation district will make reasonable accommodations during any and all phases of the selection process for individuals with disability.  Please contact the CSWCD office at (503) 325-4571, by the resume deadline date of this announcement to request accommodations. CSWCD will provide veterans preference.



Misty Metcalf Ogier, District Manager

Clatsop Soil & Water Conservation District

750 Commercial Street, Room 207, Astoria, OR 97103

Phone: 503-325-4571



Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DT Job Description 2017

District application form

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This is the 3rd Annual Pre-Order Sale!! If you are looking for the best plants to enhance pollinator habitat, plant in wet areas, or create a beautiful landscaping project – native plants are the answer! Get a jump start on outdoor planting by ordering through the Clatsop SWCD Pre-Order sale with our Pre-Order Form 2015 . For more information on the listed plants view our Pre-Order Plant Catalog 2015 .

Orders must be submitted by February 27th, 2015

Pre-order forms are also available at the Clatsop SWCD office 750 Commercial Room 207 Astoria, OR (2nd floor of the Astoria Post Office) or via email

For any questions or comments please call 503-325-4571

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