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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

Bureau of Land Management Recent Graduates Park Ranger (Visitor Use/Maintenance), GS-0025-05 - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Seeking individuals who in the previous 2 years have completed a degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Veterans precluded by a military service obligation have up to 6 years after completion of degree or certificate to apply. For more information about BLM, see the BLM Careers Page. Closes 12/05/2016
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US Forest Service Instream Flow Coordinator - closes 12/7/2016
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Bureau of Land Management Outdoor Recreation Planner 

1 vacancy in Challis, ID / Cottonwood, ID / Twin Falls, ID, DEU (not Merit) GS-09. Full time, permanent. The focus of the position is managing the Clearwater River Basin through partnerships and the field office travel management process. It is DEU (not Merit) as a GS-09 with performance level of GS-11. Closes Tuesday 11/29/2016

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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. 

Fellowships, Graduate Assistants


CORE Outdoors - 2 Graduate Assistant Positions, Valdosta, Georgia
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University of Central Florida - Outdoor Adventure Graduate Assistant
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Eastern Washington University - Challenge Course Management Graduate Assistant, UREC Outdoor, University of Arkansas

Greetings from Arkansas! The department of University Recreation is now accepting applications for the Graduate Assistant of UREC Outdoors position. You can read the full job description below or see our posting HERE. We would appreciate you sharing this information with any potential candidates. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2017. Please contact Kenny Williams with any questions (kennethw@uark.edu or 479-575-6865). The UREC Outdoors Graduate Assistant will assist with the administration and oversight of the UREC Outdoors program at University Recreation. Responsibilities: The Graduate Assistant of UREC Outdoors reports.

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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