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Permanent Positions. Internships. Tips for job seekers. Advice for employers seeking awesome candidates.

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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

Natural Resources Specialist (Ranger) Full Time - Permanent Series & Grade: GS-0401-07/09 - Lucky Peak Project, Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - We are looking for an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our amazing team out at Lucky Peak Dam and Lake that receives approximately 1 million visits per year! Location: Boise, ID Closes Tuesday, 3/28/2017 Merit #: WTHG178489241909519 / DE # WTHG178489241908936D 
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Southern Illinois University Adventure Program Leader - Closes April 1, 2017

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Lake Champlain Basin Program Aquatic Invasive Species Management and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) Environmental Analyst Technical Associate LCBP.

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University of Alabama Birmingham - Coordinator of Adventure Recreation

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University of California Riverside - Outdoor Excursions Program Coordinator
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REI Outdoor School Instructor - Greensboro, Raleigh, San Diego, Phoenix, and other locations

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Maine Bound - Adventure Center Coordinator

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Iowa State University - Outdoor Recreation Program Coordinator
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Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation Programs, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Department of Recreation & Wellness Position Title: Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation Programs Department: UNCG Recreation & Wellness Division: Division of Student Affairs Reports to: Associate Director Position Summary: The Department of Recreation and Wellness is located in the Division of Student Affairs, which includes comprehensive recreation and wellness programming including; aquatics, informal recreation, outdoor adventures, experiential education, competitive sports, nutrition, health promotion/advocacy and wellness education. 
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Idaho Rivers United Conservation Director - This is the senior staff position responsible for directing IRU’s conservation program. This position requires a deep commitment to the mission of IRU and a strong passion for protecting rivers and the species that depend on rivers for their survival. Additionally, this position requires a broad skillset that includes strong natural resource, public land, legal, political, collaborative, communication and social skills.  Open until filled.

The Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (GSEP), the “friends” organization for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, seek an Executive Director for this great non-profit based in Kanab UT, working on woody invasives removal, offering a variety of citizen science programs, and conducting paleontological research and collection. Please review the Position Description and Performance Evaluation.

Northland College, on the south shore of Lake Superior, is hiring for an endowed professorship at either the Assistant professor level. This person will work to promote sustainability through outdoor and environmental education and outreach. 

Seasonal Positions, Internships  

The Bureau of Land Management in Pocatello, Idaho, is seeking an intern to serve as an Outdoor Recreation Planner under the Pathways Internship Program. This is a great opportunity to gain experience while attending school and the program can place the selected intern into a permanent position with the Federal Land Management Agencies as an Outdoor Recreation Planner upon completion of the program. The internship position closes on 3/30/2017.
Questions? Please call Chuck Patterson at 208-478-6362.
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The State of Utah is hiring a Seasonal State Lands Monitor to patrol the Colorado and Green Rivers and the Dalton Wells and Willow Springs areas to make contact with boaters and other users/campers regarding Leave No Trace principles. This position is ideal for someone wanting to enjoy the outdoor landscape of Moab and surrounding areas.  Go to this link and enter Job ID # 1253718 to see the position information and to apply.  Closes 4/2/2017 

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Summer Seasonal Job Openings - Work outside and enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe! The Tahoe RCD is currently accepting resumes for part time and full time positions in our Watercraft Inspection Program and the Tahoe Conservation Partnership with the California Tahoe Conservancy. Resumes will be accepted until March 10 with seasonal positions beginning in April and May.

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Fellowships, Graduate Assistants

CORE Outdoors - Graduate Assistant Position, Valdosta, Georgia

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Florida Gulf Coast University Outdoor Pursuits
Graduate Assistant

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University of Central Florida - Outdoor Adventure Graduate Assistant

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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