For Job Seekers

RMS Job Board
Permanent Positions
Temporary & Part-Time Positions
Tips for Job Seekers
Early Career Resources

RMS Job Board 

Visit our job board for river management jobs across dozens of industries! These jobs have been vetted for job seekers specifically working in river industries with federal, state and private agencies. 

  • Expose your resume to top employers who search the database daily. No contact information is shared with the employer unless you say so.
  • Search open jobs and weed out any irrelevant ones using robust search filters.
  • Be the first to get job alerts when a job that meets your criteria is posted. 
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Send relevant, newly posted jobs sent directly to your inbox, and be the first to see and apply to those open opportunities. An uploaded resume in your job seeker account makes applying quick and easy.  Here’s how to set up a Job Alert:

  • Search for jobs and apply filters to just view jobs relevant to you.
  • When the jobs populate, enter your email address on the pop-up window.
  • Once completed, you will receive an email asking you to activate the job alert.
  • Click the link to receive emails containing only jobs that match your criteria.
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Having trouble finding the time to search all the available positions on River Management Society? Let us do the work for you! Create a personal job alert and new jobs that match your search criteria will be emailed directly to you. 

RMS Job Board

Positions with our Partners

Permanent, Full Time


Charles Olajos and Ted Goslow Chair in Environmental Science and Policy - Northern Arizona University
Seeking an internationally recognized scholar and leader in ecology and conservation biology to fill this chair, providing interdisciplinary leadership and national stature to NAU's demonstrated strengths in ecological science, conservation, and environmental policy. 

Private Lands Biologist / Technician - Rivers Edge West, Grand Junction, CO

Wildlife Biologist – USDA Forest Service (100+ positions – AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA. OK, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX and VA)

Wildlife Biologist – Colorado State University

Director of Research and Education - US SIF (Forum for Sustainable Investment), Washington, DC

Brand Manager, Ocean Kayak and Old Town Canoe - Johnson Outdoors

Executive Director -  John Wesley Powell River History Museum

The Conservation Job Board: a new resource for job seekers!

Northwest Treaty Tribes are hiring! Take a look and pass along current job openings from Treaty Tribes in Western Washington, posted at NWIFC.

The ultimate destination to find a job in the Outdoor Industry. Join other career-minded people who have successfully combined their passion for the outdoors with a challenging, fun and rewarding job. 

Term, Part Time, Internships, Fellowships, 

Marketing & Fundraising - Audubon Center at Riverlands - West Alton, MO / AmeriCorps VISTAGIS

Intern – Ducks Unlimited, Rancho Cordova, CA

River Ranger GS-6 - Stanislaus National Forest, Tuolumne River - River Ranger on Tuolumne, Cherry Creek et.al. rafts and kayaks, Class 5 skills desirable. Closes 9 November, will hire in Jan/Feb to work May-August/September 2021. Call Bob Stanley (209) 988-5159. 

Temporary Employees, Conservation Intern/Fellow - Wild and Scenic River Program, Flathead National Forest, Hungry Horse-Glacier View Ranger District. 2021 Summer Fields Season. This outreach notice is intended to share information with interested applicants and to allow them to respond to this outreach. Applications will be accepted upon release of the competitive temporary job applications announcements, which is anticipated to be 10/30/2020 through 11/9/2020.

Corps Member (CM) - Big Sky Watershed Corps - Bozeman, MT

Graduate Assistantships

CORE Outdoors and Marketing - Valdosta State University
One-year position beginning July 26th, 2021 with an additional second year based upon performance.
The Graduate Assistant is responsible for assisting with the administration of CORE which includes: climbing wall, outdoor rental center, challenge course, and outdoor trips. The Graduate Assistant will create a meaningful experience within all parts of the CORE Outdoors and Campus Recreation. Read more Read more

Outdoor Adventures Graduate Assistant - University of Utah Campus Recreation Services
The Outdoor Adventures Graduate Assistant position involves rolling responsibilities over the two year commitment. In the first year your focus will be on managerial tasks within the trips program, rental shop, and outdoor orientation programming, which includes a commitment during the summer in between your first and second year. In the second year your focus will be on student trainings and the Outdoor Leadership Floor LLC. 

Laboratory, Modeling Assistance from Fluvial Geomorphology PhD Candidate - The Fluvial Ecosystem Ecology group at the University of Innsbruck (https://uibk.ac.at/ecology/flee) is recruiting a Ph.D. student to perform lab-based meta-ecosystem experiments investigating how fragmentation in river networks influences biodiversity and ecosystem function. Although the primary role will be leading laboratory experiments, ecosystem modelling could also be a part of the thesis for a motivated student.  To apply: Send by email a single PDF containing a brief cover letter (detailing motivation, research/career interests, and relevant experience), C.V., contact information for two references, and copies of relevant degrees/certificates to: Dr. Gabriel Singer ([email protected]). Read on…***

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.

Tips for Job Seekers

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Considering a Job Transition?

This Job and Career Transition Guide might provide good guidance!

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Early Career Resources

We may not know you to see that you are an individual who finds passion in rivers and are considering rivers as the framework for  your life's work. RMS is going to try to provide avenues for you to learn, get to know, and grow with one of hundreds of positions that support river health, protection and management. When you choose a role that resonates, you'll enjoy responsibilities that are challenging, exciting, and gratifying. Here are a few organizations that can connect you with river jobs and offer invaluable training and mentoring opportunities, as well.


Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education represents a collection of all environmental education providers and supporters in the state of Colorado. Learn about them further at the CAEE website.  Here's a recent annual report.


The Environmental Stewards (ES) Program, a program of Conservation Legacy (previously Southwest Conservation Corps) offers 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. With support from ES Program staff, Stewards are placed with state and federal programs and non-profits (host sites) in 10-week to year-long positions through-out the United States. Visit the ES website.


Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO) is the first resource-based community for people committed to transforming youth outdoors. If you are interested in joining the community, check it out.