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Job Opportunities - Full Time Positions

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced a Field Manager(GS-0340-13) position located in Prineville, Oregon. In addition to serving as Field Manager, this person also serves as the Recreation Lead for the District (composed of two resource areas). Wild and Scenic Rivers include the Deschutes, John Day, South Fork John Day, Crooked, North Fork Crooked, and White. Closes March 4, 2015.  
The National Park Service Alaska Regional Office is recruiting a full-time, permanent Outdoor Recreation Planner (GS-0023-13), to lead the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program in Alaska. This position is tentatively scheduled to be posted on on February 23. 
Apply to be the Cross-Watershed Network VISTA!
The Cross Watershed Network (XWN) is a collaborative of river watershed restoration practitioners, and RMS serves on its Steering Committee. The XWN is seeking a volunteer within the federally supported VISTA program, who will spend one year with the Cross-Watershed Network, based in Grand Junction, Colorado at the office of the Tamarisk Coalition growing the peer-to-peer resource network of coalitions focused on improving river watersheds contaminated by mining activities. The VISTA will gain experience in organizational capacity building; economic development; environmental stewardship; outreach and education; and professional development. Benefits include training, relocation allowance, stipend, living allowance, health coverage, childcare assistance, and choice of Educational Award or End of Service Stipend. Closes Monday, February 23, 2015. 

Natural Resources (NR) Stock Assessment Biologist – Closes February 27, 2015
Freshwater Ecologist (Water Quality) Closes 03/10/15 Develop a water quality and management program, including developing a non-point pollution prevention program. Work toward integrating the plan into existing land use and fisheries programs.Click here for more information.

The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (Salida, CO) seeks two awesome individuals for the following positions (click each to see the position description): River Ranger – Closes March 1; Land Ranger – Closes March 1;

Idaho Rivers United (IRU) is conducting a search for its next Executive Director. IRU is an Idaho-based non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting Idaho’s rivers and fisheries. IRU is well established with 3500 members, a dedicated Board of Directors and 6 FTE staff, a strong funding base, and a proven record of success. The Executive Director must have a passion for rivers, and is responsible for leading and managing staff, fundraising, coordinating programs, communicating with foundations, donors, members, board, media, and the public. 

Northwest Indian College Native Environmental Science Program Faculty

This is a faculty position, with primary teaching responsibilities that support the Bachelors of Science in Native Environmental Science Program. Primary duties include: instruction, mentorship, scholarship, advising, participation in Student Capstone and/or Interdisciplinary Concentration Option studies, and service. Open until filled.

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission TEK/Outreach Specialist
Under the climate change program, will perform duties such as: working with Tribal harvesters and elders to identify and verify environmental species of concern; utilizing TEK techniques to verify changes experiences in seasonal harvest patterns; undertaking a project to explore development of a seed bank for priority plant species traditionally harvested by Anishinaabe; undertaking TEK interviews with Tribal gatherers; and coordinating with Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission member Tribes. Closes February 20.

The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust is beginning the search for our next Executive Director, a creative and dynamic leader in the fields of environment, parks, and community development. Requirements include at least 5 years senior management experience and a record of fundraising and community outreach success. The complete job description, organization profile, and application instructions are available on our website, Applications are due February 23, 2015. For more information click here. 

The Outdoor Pursuits Program at the University of Northern Colorado is collecting applications for Graduate Assistant starting Fall 2015.  The University of Northern Colorado is located an hour North of Denver, CO and an hour East of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Graduate Assistant will assist in all program areas within Outdoor Pursuits consisting of Outdoor Gear Shop, Adventure Trips, Workshops, Climbing Wall, Ropes Course and Bike Share program. Please visit our website for a complete job description. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, references and trip log (if applicable) to

The University of Utah is seeking several new faculty from diverse disciplines to do work related to Society, Water and Climate.

Angelo State University Recreation is once again seeking a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2015 (start date in late Summer). Please pass this posting along to your student leaders ready to take the next leap. Additional details can be found in the official posting. Closes April, 2015

Ian R. Brown, Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventures, Angelo State University Recreation, President of the Board, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education
The University of Idaho Department of Movement Sciences is hiring a Clinical Assistant Professor in Recreation with focus on the Outdoor Recreation Leadership curriculum. The position description and application instructions are listed here
The Roaring Fork Conservancy is seeking a full-time, seasonal intern to work on their Summer 2015 River Rendezvous.  Inquiry deadline is May 1, 2015 

Internships, Seasonal and Part-Time

Augsburg College (MN) is looking for a Stream Ecologist for Fall, 2015 River Semester.

Part-time Rivers Intern in Washington, DCThe National Park Service seeks an individual who is passionate about rivers and interested in a part-time river partnerships internship? We are currently recruiting applicants for a 24 week (20 hours/week) internship in our Washington, DC office (housing is not provided). The intern will support the ongoing activities of the Conservation and Outdoor Recreation rivers programs, including policy and partnership development and research to support the NPS rivers community of practice. The full description is attached. Please share with your networks! Candidate review continues until the position is filled.

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) is now accepting applications for its 2015 Internship Program. The NFCT, based in Waitsfield, Vermont, stewards a 740-mile canoe route traversing New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The internship positions will run from June 8th to August 14th. Seven interns will be hired this summer: Applications are due March 13, 2015. Read on for details.

3 Stewardship Interns will spend their summer in the field, completing trail projects alongside area land managers and community volunteers.
2 Allagash Wilderness Waterway Interns will train for three weeks in Vermont and spend the next 7 weeks in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway performing in the field stewardship projects throughout the 90-mile state managed Wild and Scenic River corridor.
2 Northern Forest Explorer Interns will help coordinate and lead NFCT's Northern Forest Explorers Youth initiative.
Tualatin Riverkeepers is looking for a full time, seasonal Trips & Tours Program Assistant. Open until filled.
Kayaking Program Summer Interns at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. This is a for credit internship with a $1200 stipend and included ACA training. Please see the attached position announcement/application for additional information.  Thank you for passing this along to anyone you believe would be interested!

Ken Follette, Outdoor Adventure Programs and Bike Shop Manager, UMass Lowell Campus Recreation 
Seasonal Queets Fisheries Techs
 –  Fisheries Technical Support Section will be hiring up to 25 workers in Queets for trapping, tagging, and night seining of Coho smolts. Seasonal positions will work from March to July, 2014.* Closes 02/27/15

The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (Salida, CO) seeks two awesome individuals for the following positions (click each to see the position description)River Ranger Intern and Land Ranger Intern.Intern positions close March 16, 2015.
The Fort Carson Adventure Programs and Education (APE), in Colorado Springs, CO is currently hiring 8 interns for our Summer 2015 full-time internship, which begins mid-May 2015 and ends mid-Aug 2015. Please see attached Summer Intern PacketCheck us out at the Career Center for specific seasonal information.

We are taking resumes throughout the year for all seasons. Call or email Trevor McConnell, Internship Director at 719-492-6640 ( if these times do not work for you. Other arrangements can be made. Best of Luck!
Tara L. Allman, Adventure Programs Coordinator, Fort Carson Adventure Programs and Education, Colorado Springs, COEnvironmental Stewards (ES) 2015

We offer land and water management agencies and non-profit organizations opportunities to accomplish specific projects, and provides individual placements for young people (Stewards) interested in gaining experience in natural and cultural resource management. Stewards are placed with state and federal agencies or non-profits in 10-week to year-long positions throughout the United States, and can start anytime during the year.
4 Paid / Residential Internship Positions - Available for the Summer of 2015 at the Center for Adventure & Experiential Learning (CAEL) at Garrett College, MD
Fort Lewis College is offering an Outdoor Pursuits Internship Position - Interviews will begin March 30 and continue until the position is filled.

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 under the “partner” button 

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