Job Openings

Project and Land Management Technician (Apply)

Staff Contact: Tiffany Schaufler
Position closes: February 7, 2018
Hours/Week: 40
Full job description: PDF icon Project & Land Management Technician Job Description.pdf, PDF icon Project & Land Management Technician Position Annoucement.pdf

Salary Range: $41,000 - $61,000, starting salary range is determined by level of experience

About the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is a local unit of government responsible for managing and protecting the water resources within the 178 square miles that drain to Minnehaha Creek and ultimately the Mississippi River. Over the past 50 years, the MCWD has implemented over 70 projects, conserved and restored over 700 acres of land, and implemented countless partnerships in an effort to protect some of our state’s most iconic resources.

MCWD believes that clean water and a healthy natural environment are essential ingredients in creating vibrant, sustainable communities. The lakes, streams, wetlands, and green space that make up the MCWD landscape create a sense of place that provides a local identity, adds economic value and increases well-being. This belief is core to our mission of working with public and private partners to protect and improve land and water for generations to come.

MCWD is looking forward to the next decade as we continue to imprint our brand through implementation of our newly adopted Watershed Management Plan. With its driven staff, passionate Board of Managers, and growing partnerships, MCWD is poised for continued growth and success.

MCWD has an annual budget of approximately $12 million and employs a dedicated professional staff of 28 who work on natural resource planning, project development, land conservation, land use policy, water quality, permitting, education and communication.

MCWD offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, flexible work policies, tuition reimbursement, professional development, opportunities for growth, and a collaborative work environment. As a result, you will find a culture that supports staff coordination, innovation and execution, with the purpose of improving the MCWD’s delivery of service to its constituents.

Position Summary

Working within the Project Maintenance & Land Management program, which manages a $700,000 budget, the Project & Land Management Technician will oversee inspections and long-term maintenance of over 70 past MCWD projects, including over 100-acres of wetland restorations, over 200-acres of prairie restorations, over two miles of stream re-meanders (restored stream channel), riparian and lakeshore restorations, stormwater treatment facilities, and associated infrastructure. This Technician will also plan and oversee the implementation of innovative approaches to managing over 700 acres of land owned by MCWD or held by conservation easement. This position will also provide technical assistance on vegetation and habitat restoration recommendations for future MCWD projects and operates functional District infrastructure such as the Gray’s Bay Dam.

This position is right for a skilled natural resource professional with a passion for protecting and restoring the environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of vegetation identification and management techniques and methods used in prairie, wetland, stream, and woodland restorations; outstanding interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a wide range of audiences including the public, land owners, contractors, engineers, other local government staff, and the MCWD Board of Managers; and is able to work independently and take initiative, yet work with a team.

Read the full position description.

How to Apply:

Position information and application forms are available at www.minnehahacreek.orgApplication, resume, and cover letter must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., February 7, 2018, to  or if mailed, postmarked no later than February 7, 2018. Please contact Tiffany Schaufler with questions about this position.