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District Manager 

The Butte County Resource Conservation District is looking for a dynamic business leader with a natural resources background to run the District’s day-to-day organizational operations as well as lead long-term strategic planning.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the District’s ongoing and future program commitments 
  • Advise and report to the Board of Directors on a wide range of organizational and programmatic matters.
  • Identify and develop new areas of programming and funding consistent with the strategic plans established by the Board of Directors. 
  • Network and develop productive relationships with other agencies, groups, and organizations that share the BCRCD’s goals, participating in select working groups of federal, state, regional, or local committees.
  • Work with staff and the Board to assess the needs for and scope of conservation work within the district and recommend actions and programs to meet these needs.  
  • Identify funding sources, recommend actions and prepare grant proposals for the District to secure operating funds.  
  • Fulfill monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reporting requirements to funding agencies.
  • Hire, manage and support in-house or contract personnel as they implement district programs.  Supervise and evaluate district contractors.  
  • Develop district annual and project budgets. Ensure district financial accounting and invoicing procedures are carried out and coordinated through District’s outside bookkeeping service.
  • Prepare and post monthly business meeting agendas/ minutes for the Board of Directors’ regular and special meetings pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act.
  • Prepare annual reports for review by funding agencies and partners.  
  • Develop and direct information campaigns to increase public awareness of district activities.
  • Track local, state, and federal laws/  events that affect conservation work within the district and keep the board informed on these issues.  Where appropriate, respond with RCD Board’s viewpoints on pending legislation, regulation, or government programs.
  • Communicate with Human Resources on employment needs and issues
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Board of Directors.


  • 3+ years experience running a special district or similar natural resource focused organization
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Resource Management, Natural or Applied Science, Public or Business Administration, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Highly developed experience and knowledge in accessing funding sources, detailed grant writing, contract creation and interpretation, and fulfilling grant management requirements 
  • Experience in administration, planning, budgeting, grant, and fiscal management, preferably in the natural resource conservation field.
  • Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, Adobe, ArcGIS Pro/Online, Quickbooks
  • Well developed and demonstrated supervisory management skills for directing individuals and facilitating groups
  • Ability to interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures in the areas of local, state, and federal grant funding.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to develop effective and comprehensive reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Valid California driver’s license and ability to pass a background check.

Benefits Include 

Competitive wage compensation (65-85k annual based on experience and education), paid vacation, paid holidays, health benefits package.


To Apply 

If you are qualified and motivated, email your letter of interest and resume to: