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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

Director Carhart Wilderness Training Center
This national leader/technical expert in training development and execution oversees an interagency team (Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Forest Service) to meet wilderness workforce development program needs. This is a (detached) Forest Service Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Rivers staff, Washington Office GS-0301-14 position located in Missoula, Montana. A GS-0301-14. Closes June 11, 2020.
Permanent River Permit Manager.- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest|
Forestry Technician (Recreation) GS-0462-09 - Gold Beach, OR. Closes June 19th.
National Program Lead, Watershed Management and Aquatic Ecology Research Landscape Restoration and Ecosystem Services - USDA Forest Service GS-0401/1301-15 

Provides overall leadership for advancing watershed management and aquatics knowledge and information in R&D. The NPL liaisons with national partners; identifies national watershed and aquatic research priorities and strategic goals; represents the agency’s watershed and aquatic research in national and international settings; formulates budget briefings and reports to the Department and to Congress; and builds internal and external networks and support across Forest Service deputy areas, academic disciplines, and other public and private sectors.  Closes June 10, 2020.
National Rivers Project Coordinator - River Management Society (closes June 20)
This position coordinates the creation, curation and editing of geospatial data for the National River Recreation Database / National Rivers Project. The incumbent will lead projects in collaboration with agencies and organizations contributing geospatial data and information to the National River Recreation Database. The role synthesizes creative partnerships with technical geospatial tasks to populate a living and growing database of information in use by professionals and the public. The incumbent will assist River Management Society staff and board members with other projects as requested and able.

Brand Manager, Ocean Kayak and Old Town Canoe - Johnson Outdoors
Conservation Associate Director, Puget Sound-Columbia Basin – American Rivers (closes May 25)
Executive Director -  John Wesley Powell River History Museum
River Operations/Guide Manager Canyon Voyages Adventure Company - 
The position of Guide Manager requires the ability to prioritize, build team efforts, follow company management direction and think on your feet as well as the physical stamina to finish strong and take the lead in adhering to and demonstrating company philosophy and policies.

A new resource for job seekers: the Conservation Job Board

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, Graduate Assistants

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…
Outdoor Recreation Graduate AssistantUniversity of West Georgia
2020-2021 school year. Start Date: August 3, 2020 (9.5-month appointment with an optional summer) and opportunity for renewal for a second year
Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Adventures - North Dakota State University 
Graduate Assistant for Outdoor Pursuits/Climbing Wall - SUNY Cortland Recreational Sports
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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For Job Seekers

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Here are a few hiring tips:

RMS seeks a collaborative individual who views rivers as sources of fun, challenge and exhilaration. If you know the satisfaction of having navigated a rapid successfully with a team of like-minded individuals, we would love to hear from you.  If you seek and support excellence for others in your posse and take joy in others’ success, we will grow from your capacity to lead.