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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

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, National Park Service Community Planner; GS-11; Full-time, Permanent
Primary responsibility for review of local, state, and county codes, ordinances, regulations and significant projects to determine compliance with the Upper Delaware Land and Water Use Guidelines and the Upper Delaware River Management Plan. The position requires professional planning work. Use and management of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data is a component of this work. Apply hereCloses October 3, 2017
Cross Watershed Network - VISTA - Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.
The OSMRE/VISTA (Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement/Volunteers in Service to America) will:

  • support local community restoration projects by ensuring that XWN is helping to meet the needs of local groups spearheading economic improvement projects (related to watershed restoration);
  • assist the sponsoring organization in fostering environmental stewardship by researching watershed concerns, networking with watershed groups, and developing strategic watershed-based planning critical to future funding and project development/implementation;
  • support environmental education initiatives for the community and sponsoring organization; and
  • assist sponsor organizations in enhancing community awareness and involvement through education and outreach.

Fort Lewis College - Operations Coordinator 
Shepherd Center (Atlanta) - Outdoor Specialist - Recreation Therapy @ Shepherd Center
Expedition Therapy - Expedition Field Instructor
Wyoming Catholic University -  Assistant Director for the Outdoor Leadership Program
REI Outdoor School Instructor - Greensboro, Raleigh, San Diego, Phoenix, and other locations

Temporary and Seasonal Positions, Internships  

South Fork American River Parks River Patrol (seasonal) - The County of El Dorado is conducting this recruitment to fill one (1) seasonal, extra help vacancies for the Parks Division of the Chief Administrative Office located in Placerville.  This recruitment will also establish a list which may be used up to three months, to fill future extra help vacancies throughout the County.  Open until filled. See 'River Instructor - Extra Help'.

University of Massachusetts, Lowell - Summer Kayak Center and Outdoor Adventure Internship/Practicum

Fellowships, Graduate Assistants

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
CORE Outdoors - Graduate Assistant Position, Valdosta, Georgia
Florida Gulf Coast University Outdoor Pursuits 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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