Thank you for considering employment with Whatcom Conservation District.  The Whatcom CD is a non-regulatory, political subdivision of the State of Washington, organized under Chapter 89.08 of the Revised Code of Washington.



Conservation Research Specialist (full-time, salaried)


The Whatcom Conservation District seeks to hire an experienced and enthusiastic science professional to conduct field research to support to the agricultural sector through our Research and Effectiveness Monitoring Program. The successful candidate will implement current research projects and develop new relevant projects relating to minimizing agricultural impacts to the environment in the most accessible manner to farmers. Current research and monitoring projects include; runoff monitoring on manure applied dairy fields, effectiveness study of water control structures for sub-irrigation, and a manure storage comparison study. There is opportunity for growth in this position to build new partnerships and develop new projects where an experimental design and analysis framework can support decision making and best practice implementation.


This announcement will remain open until the position is filled.


Full position description download HERE


Application Process

Submit a cover letter describing availability, interest and qualifications for the position, a current resume, and three professional references, including name, affiliation, address, and phone number. Submit all materials as PDF via application portal. 


Position Contact

Corina Cheever, Natural Resource Coordinator, Farm Planner


Phone: (360) 526-2381 x104

Whatcom Conservation District

6975 Hannegan Road

Lynden, WA 98264​


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Whatcom Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, citizenship or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its policies or programs.