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(Note: We try to maintain our list of open positions.  Sometimes position descriptions do not include closing dates

Permanent, Full Time

University of Wyoming (Laramie) - Outdoor Program Coordinator 
North Idaho College – Spring, Summer, Fall 2018 Internships
Expedition Therapy Associates, LLC‬ - Expedition Field Instructor‬ (Southern Utah‬)
Appalachian State University  Coordinator for Outdoor Adventure 
Middlebury College Outdoor Programs and MiddView Trips Associate
The Wilderness Society - Urban to Wild Program Assistant Director (Pasadena, CA)

Temporary and Seasonal Positions, Internships  

Bureau of Land Management - River Ranger Vacancy in Klamath Falls, OR
Full-Time –Temporary, GS 05-07.Employment dates will vary depending on position/duty location. Open until filled.
Please indicate each grade level you would like to be considered for. Different locations may begin hiring at different times. February 23 and March 23 are interim dates before the actual closing dates, representing when candidates can be referred to locations for consideration. Please submit all documentation at the time you apply, by 11:59 Eastern Time. at USAjobs.gov

Biological Science Tech (Plants), # UT-Temp-2018-0003, GS-0404-05/06/07
Kanab, Vernal, and West Valley City, UT
Biological Science Tech (Wildlife), # UT-Temp-2018-0004, GS-0404-04/05/06/07: Kanab, Vernal, West Valley City, UT
Forestry Technician, # UT-Temp-2018-0001GS-0462-05: West Valley City
Hydrologic Technician, # UT-Temp-2018-0007GS-1316-05/06: Moab, Vernal and West Valley City, UT
Park Ranger, # UT-TEMP-2018-0002GS-0025-04/05: Escalante, Fillmore, Hanksville, Kanab, Monticello, Price, Richfield, Vernal, West Valley City, UT
Park Ranger (River Ranger), # UT-TEMP-2018-0014, GS-0025-05: Moab, Monticello, Price, and Vernal, UT
Park Ranger (Visitor Use), # UT-TEMP-2018-0016, GS-0025-05: Vernal, UT
Park Ranger (Interpretation), # UT-TEMP-2018-0017, GS-0025-05
Hanksville, Kanab, Monticello, and Vernal, UT
Range Aid, # UT-TEMP-2018-0010, GS-0455-03: Fillmore, Richfield and Vernal, UT
Range Technician, # UT-TEMP-2018-0012, GS-0455-05/06/07: Cedar City, Fillmore, Hanksville, Moab, Price, Richfield, Vernal, and West Valley City, UT
Range Technician (Weeds), # UT-TEMP-2018-0013, GS-0455-05/06/07: Richfield, and West Valley City, UT
Range Technician (Monitoring), # UT-TEMP-2018-0015, GS-0455-05/06/07: Fillmore, Vernal, and West Valley City, UT
Survey Aid/Technician, # UT-TEMP-2018-0018, GS-0817-03/04: Cedar City, and Salt Lake City, and Vernal, UT
Archeological Technician, # UT-TEMP-2018-0009, GS-0102-05/06/07: Cedar City, Fillmore, Kanab, Moab, Monticello, Price, Richfield, Salt Lake City, Vernal, and West Valley City, UT
Colorado University, Boulder - Outdoor Program Intern
Stanford University Adventure Program Instructor - Supports the work of the Outdoor Education program through instruction of various field based skills and leadership courses in addition will provide part time support for the rental center.

Fellowships, Graduate Assistants

University of Nebraska Omaha - Graduate Assistant Outdoor Venture - Assist and help the Assistant Director of outdoor programs administer and program all facets of the Outdoor Venture Center at Campus Recreation. 20 hours per week. Review of Applications will begin February 20th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1st, 2018. Apply at Unomaha.edu.
Contact Skyler Brooke, UNO Campus Recreation, HPER 204 K, 6001 Dodge Street Omaha, NE, 68182. Email – Sbrooke@unomaha.edu.
Angelo State University - Recreation Graduate Assistants
Contract: Minimum of 17.5 hours/week May – May (with option of a one-year renewal)
Outdoor Adventures Supervise and coordinate the following program areas: Outdoor Trips, Educational Clinics, Team Building Experiences, Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, Lake House Facility, Equipment Rental, and Experiential Leadership Course.
To be considered for position, candidates must apply online and email copy of professional cover letter, resume, and list of references to urec@angelo.edu. Closes Friday, April 6, 2018.
University of Nebraska Omaha Campus Graduate Assistant Outdoor Venture 
Assist and help the Assistant Director of outdoor programs administer and program all facets of the Outdoor Venture Center at Campus Recreation. Application review begins February 20, 2018
Ohio University GTA Position in Outdoor Recreation & Education
Outdoor Recreation & Education, Ohio University - Graduate Teaching Assistant

Shavers Creek Environmental Center (Penn State) - Graduate Assistant
University of North Carolina, Greensboro Outdoor Adventures Graduate Assistant - Responsible for assisting in the day-to-day management of Outdoor Adventures Program including the adventure trips program, climbing wall, and rental center operation
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Program
Beginning in June/July 2018, “at will” position, renewable with option for 2nd year. 50% time, minimum 20 hours per week.  Tuition waiver provided (in or out of state), plus Student Health Insurance.
Georgia Southern University (Statesboro) - Southern Adventures Graduate Assistant 
Northern Arizona University Graduate Research Assistants - Distinct projects one and two with a Wild and Scenic Rivers focus beginning in fall 2018. Please share the attached calls for applicants with any qualified person that may be interested in such positions. For further questions, please contact me at Denielle.Perry@nau.edu. Denielle M. Perry, Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability

Corps Positions, Internships, Seasonal and Part-Time

Environmental Stewards Program (Available year-round)

What can stewards do?

  • Water/Vegetation monitoring
  • GPS use and GIS mapping
  • Grant Writing
  • Interpretive Services
  • Program Development
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Outreach and Education
  • And other hands-on work related to environmental stewardship

Benefits of Using Environmental Stewards

  • Stewards are locally recruited but logistically supported by ES staff
  • Environmental Stewards provides payroll, worker’s comp, and liability insurance
  • Environmental Stewards can provide an AmeriCorps Educational Award based on the amount of hours served
  • ES already has some national cooperative agreements with land management agencies – Stewards can be placed easily, they can be, but do not have to be students and are selected by the hiring agency or organization. 
  • Stewards can potentially qualify for the Public Land Corps non-competitive hiring authority, and/or the PLC Direct Hire authority. 
  • ES is an official 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) program – Steward’s work supports the national efforts of the 21CSC.

How to Partner With Us describes the Environmental Stewards program.  You can find the application at www.environmentalstewards.org under the “partner” button 

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