Water Resource Educator
Residents of Whatcom County face an increasing number of challenges related to water resources. These challenges include limited water supplies to meet current and future growth, water quality degradation, Endangered Species Act listings, shellfish bed closures, and climate change. Left unresolved, these issues will have significant impacts on the environmental, economic, public health, and cultural well-being of the community. The purpose of this position is support and implementation of several existing programs aimed at addressing a number of these water resource challenges. The position will also consider pursuing additional funding opportunities to expand programming. Major areas of existing responsibility include the support and management of activities associated with the Whatcom Watershed Information Network, providing education related to low impact development and sustainable practices on residential properties, youth education, and reporting.
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant extension program discipline and two (2) years of related program experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.