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For Job Seekers

RMS Job Board
Positions with our Partners
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. 
Set Up a Job Alert!

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.
Resume review

If you’re considering a career move, now is the time to capitalize on our new and improved employer resume search interface through the RMS Job Board. Take the first step in landing your next great career opportunity. Upload or update your resume today.

RMS Job Board

Positions with our Partners

Permanent, Full Time

For Job Seekers RMS

Seasonal, Part-Time

  • Fly Fishing Guide - Sunrise Fly Shop (Melrose, MT)
  • Lead Ranger - River Ranger Education and Outreach Internship. Description and Duties: River Rangers is a pilot program of Pisgah National Forest that is operating through a multi-organization partnership. This is an outreach and education program designed to promote the balance between recreation and conservation of Pisgah National Forest to ensure the ongoing ecological health of its waterways. In this position, the Lead Ranger will be working through the US Forest Service, The Pisgah Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, and the Public Land Corps. The Lead Ranger will be stationed out of the Pisgah Ranger Station near Brevard, NC. They will be working with and supervising up to 5 education interns. Tentative dates: Part-time (20 hours/ week) March 7-April 29, 2022. Full-time May 2- September 2, 2022.

Graduate Assistantships, Fellowships

  • Intern - Hydropower Reform Coalition. Closes January 31, 2022. (Shared by member Katie Schmidt) 
  • River Monitor with Teton County/Jackson Parks and RecreationTeton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation.
    • Priority deadline for best consideration will be January 17th, 2022. (3 positions)
      - Check boating permits electronically and coordinate with administration on launch schedules, non-permitted boats and guide concerns related to permitting.
      - Litter, trash, and recycling removal from boat ramps.
      - Light infrastructure maintenance; painting, kiosk maintenance, updating signage and facility inspections.

  • Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails System Program Analyst Fellow: Location: Remote/Denver, CO or Washington DC. Applications due Jan. 3, 2021 Apply now. For this 11-month Fellowship, the National Park Service, in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Hispanic Access Foundation, is seeking assistance and guidance in research, data collection and visualization, and communications to support the Wild and Scenic Rivers System and National Trails System. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work across agencies to support vital collaborative projects.
  • PWSR Projects and Communications Fellow: Location; Remote/Springfield, MA. Applications due Jan. 3, 2021. Apply now. The National Park Service and the Hispanic Access Foundation are seeking assistance for program development, communication efforts, and special projects that better promote and build awareness and support for the Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers Program (PWSR). (11 month program).
  • OutdoorIndustryJobs.com - 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. 
  • Northwest Treaty Tribes are hiring! Take a look and pass along current job openings from Treaty Tribes in Western Washington, posted at NWIFC.
  • The Conservation Job Board: a new resource for job seekers!
  • Environmental Stewards, How to Partner With Us describes the Environmental Stewards program. You can find the application at www.environmentalstewards.org under the “partner” button.  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.

Tips for Job Seekers

Productivity Tips: try one today!

Considering a Job Transition?

This Job and Career Transition Guide might provide good guidance!

Other Job-seeking Tips


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.

Forestry Technician (Recreation)

GS-0462-6/7

18/8 Permanent Seasonal