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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. 
Setup 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.
Search Alert 

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

For Job Seekers RMS
  • River Ranger, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Riggins, Idaho or Clarkston, Washington (closes 7/16/21) Apply now
  • The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute will soon be advertising for a research scientist position focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in relation to stewardship of Federally designated wilderness. With the holiday weekend approaching, and our desire to recruit broadly for this position, we wanted to share, now, that an announcement is forthcoming, likely to be open for applications on, or about, July 5th, 2021. The posting will be open for applications on USA Jobs for 10 days or until we receive 50 applications, whichever happens first.  About the position: The scientist is expected to develop meaningful and impactful lines of research, partnerships, and outreach related to investigating and improving the relevance of Federally designated wilderness to communities who have been historically underrepresented and/or under resourced. Jason J. Taylor, PhD, Director, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, [email protected]
  • Associate Director (Southwest River Protection Program – American Rivers) Apply now (closes 7/15/21)
  • Associate Environmental Planner (Valley Water, San Jose, CA) Apply now
  • Federal Clean Water Advocate (Environment America, Washington D.C.) Apply now (closes 7/20/21)
  • Clean Air and Water Campaign Associate (Environment America, Washington D.C.) Apply now (closes 7/23/21)
  • Associate Director, Southwest River Protection Program, American Rivers Apply now (closes 7/15/21)
  • Coordinator of Outdoor Programs and Boathouse Manager, UMass Lowell Campus Recreation Apply now

Seasonal, Part-Time

  • Business Administrator & Grants Manager (RiversEdge West) Part-time, hourly, 20 hrs./week Apply now
  • Park Ops Assistant (El Dorado County, CA) Apply now
  • River Aide (El Dorado County, CA) Apply now
  • Kayak Guide (Seasonal), Chicago Apply now
  • Field Technician (Seasonal), American Rivers is looking for a field technician to help compile a Wild and Scenic Rivers eligibility inventory on the Lolo and Bitterroot National Forests this summer/early fall. Please see the request for services for more information and feel free to share with anyone you know who may be interested! 

Graduate Assistantships, Fellowships

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate -  FLBS River Ecosystem Ecology Laboratory, University of Montana Environmental Stewards Program (Available year-round) 
  • 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!
  • Evironmental 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

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Considering a Job Transition?

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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.