How to Apply

Submit all application materials below in hardcopy or electronic form:

  • Review the full Job Description here.
  • Submit a cover letter describing your qualifications for and interest in the Seasonal Conservation Technician position. Please explain how you personally connect with the BSWCD mission, and the skills you would use to be successful in this job.
  • Submit your resume (include your email address and phone number in the header).
  • List three professional references, at least one of which is a past supervisor (please indicate which reference is/was a supervisor).
  • Send electronic submissions to: with the subject heading CT Application. Attach all application materials as a single PDF. Please do not include application materials in the body of your email.

Mail hard copy application materials to:
Attn: Michael Ahr, Natural Resource Conservation Program Manager
Benton Soil and Water Conservation District
136 SW Washington Avenue; Suite 201
Corvallis, Oregon 97333

Finalists will be contacted for an interview. We will notify all qualified applicants when a decision has been made. The hire will be dependent on passing a criminal history and driving record check. Thank you for your interest in this position and for taking your valuable time to apply for a job with Benton Soil and Water Conservation District!

Equal Employment Opportunity

Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD) is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who need reasonable accommodation to participate in any phase of the application process should call Linda Lovett at 541-753-7208. BSWCD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, marital status, parental status, or any other non-merit factor.

Position Announcement

Seasonal Conservation Technician (CT)

Position Opens: March 7, 2023
Application Review: Position open until filled; application review begins March 29, 2023. Interviews likely to be held the week of April 3-7.
Position Status: Part-time and temporary ending June 30, 2023; (10-20 hrs/week), At-will, Non-exempt
Pay Range: $16/hour
Benefits: No benefits are provided for this part-time, seasonal position.
Office Location: Corvallis, Oregon; potential for hybrid telework/office work option
Reports to: Natural Resource Conservation Program Director
Desired Start Date: Anticipated start date early- to mid-April 2023

Welcome to Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD)

BSWCD has been growing relationships between people and place since 1956! We are a Special District governed by a publicly elected Board of Directors and supported through a property tax levy, grants, and other local, state, federal, and private funds. Our talented staff (6 FTEs) engage Benton County residents in the conservation and stewardship of natural resources by providing educational, technical, and/or financial assistance. Overarching themes for our strategic direction through 2027 are climate, targeted community impact, equity, and collaborative leadership. The District’s annual operating budget is approximately $1.3 million dollars. We work with a diverse array of dedicated and enthusiastic partner organizations, land managers, and volunteers to achieve our mission and meet the needs of our community. Join our Team if you are passionate about sustainable agriculture, natural resource conservation, and making a difference in your community!

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice (EDIJ)

BSWCD is committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive, collaborative, and welcoming. We strive to apply an equity focus to our policies, practices, procedures, and programs. We are working to identify and remove barriers to access our services and provide opportunities for all members of our community to engage in and benefit from the conservation and stewardship of our natural resources. Our EDIJ journey is continually evolving as we learn and grow together as individual staff and board members, and as an organization.

About the Seasonal Conservation Technician Position

The CT’s duties support the Invasive Species Program (ISP) at Benton SWCD.  The ISP aims to educate residents of Benton County about noxious weeds and their impact on working lands and ecology of local forests, rivers, and other habitat.  The main focus of the Seasonal CT will be the outreach, assessment, and removal of oblong spurge (Euphorbia oblongata) which is a high priority noxious weed in Benton County.  We seek a collaborative team member with an interest in supporting all efforts related to controlling noxious weeds in Benton County.  The CT must have some background in plant identification, communication and customer service skills, a willingness to work with residents who have noxious weeds on their property, and enjoy working with diverse community members.

Application Deadline

For full consideration, apply before 11:59 PM, March 28.  Application review begins on Monday, March 29, 2023.  The position is open until filled so potential candidates may check our website to see if we are still accepting applications. Please submit all application materials requested.


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