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POSITION: Islands Conservation Corps (ICC) Assistant Supervisor
HOURS: 25-32 hours per week,

COMPENSATION: $28-35/hr, depending on experience



WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday

LOCATION:  San Juan Island, Lopez Island, Orcas Island, outer islands.





The ICC Assistant Supervisor oversees field operations and project implementation for the Islands Conservation Corps. This position is supervised by, and works in coordination with, multiple District staff including ICC Field Supervisor, Forest Health Manager, and Natural Resource Project Managers. The position will be responsible for overseeing ICC crew members in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of a broad range of field activities including forest health management, riparian zone improvement, and nearshore projects. Specific knowledge in riparian zone restoration practices is preferred.  The Assistant Supervisor will conduct site visits and meet with landowners to effectively develop a restoration plan, complete all permitting and land-owner agreement forms, and purchase any necessary plants or materials for successful project implementation.





  • Coordinate the overall planning, permitting, implementation, monitoring and reporting related to restoration projects in coordination with District staff and Conservation Corps crew members

  • Provide direction, positive reinforcement and ensure the safety of all crew members

  • Act in a customer service capacity to develop relationships with landowners and land managers, conducting site visits and developing restoration plans to meet their needs

  • Support ICC crew members in developing knowledge and skills in restoration ecology

  • Support ICC crew member professional and personal development

  • Manage project data to ensure data is organized and available in ArcGIS for grant reporting and outreach materials



  • Proficiency in chainsaw technical skills and chainsaw maintenance

  • Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems and data collection in ArcGIS

  • 2 years or more of experience working in ecological restoration or a related field

  • Experience managing teams of youth, staff or volunteers, exhibiting leadership capacity in coordinating group projects effectively

  • Experience with a variety of tools and equipment – their functionality, maintenance and continued organization



  • A B.A. or M.A. in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or related academic field

  • Experience in environmental communications and ability to share ecological concepts and theory

  • Experience managing programs and projects from beginning to end

  • Experience coordinating program logistics resulting in effective and safe program implementation

  • Familiarity with the San Juan Islands riparian, forest, prairie, and marine ecology, with a background in native plant and wildlife identification

  • Conflict management skills

  • Familiarity with riparian restoration specifics including plant and wildlife species, beaver dam analog installations, and commonly used best management practices.




  • Work is a blend of field, office, and online work environment. Applicants must have reliable transportation and may at times need to provide their own transportation for work-related travel which is reimbursed per mile at current WA State rates. 



  • The San Juan Islands Conservation District provides competitive holiday, sick and vacation leave; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; and retirement benefits. Regular professional development opportunities are offered and strongly encouraged. We provide a fun, flexible and family-oriented workplace with passionate staff and meaningful work.



All applicants must be able to pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license.  Must have and maintain acceptable motor vehicle record.  Must possess a willingness to work in adverse weather and field conditions. 



Please send cover letter and resume to Kai Hoffman-Krull at

Priority deadline for submission materials is June 12th, 2024 but the position is open until filled.

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