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Permanent, Full Time


US Forest Service - Wild & Scenic River/Wilderness Manager and Rec Planner - GS-0401/0807-09
Title: Natural Resource Specialist / Landscape Architect
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area – Hood River, OR
MERIT announcement number: 18-SVQ4-0622-499667-G-RK
Closes August 18, 2018
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Wisconsin Union - Outdoor Recreation Advisor

  • Advisor to the Wisconsin Hoofer Outing Club and Hoofer Ski & Snowboard Club (65%)
  • Management and Implementation of Paddling, Camping, and Skiing Instructional Programs (20%)
  • Outdoor UW Projects and Operations (10%)
  • Member of Wisconsin Union Program & Leadership Development staff (5%)

Tarrant Regional Water District, Fort Worth, TX - Watershed Coordinator Position  
Provides leadership and support for watershed assessment, planning, and management activities to protect and improve water quality in Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) watersheds. The Coordinator reports to the Watershed Program Manager, who oversees a multi-watershed program. The Coordinator position is watershed-specific, providing assistance as needed to other TRWD watershed staff and projects.
New position - Instructor, Geospatial Analysis & Sustainability
 - Virginia Commonwealth University 
The Center for Environmental Studies seeks applicants for a full-time 12-month, Instructor (non-tenure eligible) position. The successful candidate will contribute to the academic programs in Environmental Studies and support teaching and advising the undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Innovation. For the full description of the position see the attachment to the position title above, or this link.
Regis University - Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator 
Responsible for the supervision of select programmatic functions within the Department of Wellness and Recreation. An area of particular emphasis for the Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator, is co-curricular experiential education.
SUNY (State University of New York) Cortland - Assistant Director of Recreational Sports for Outdoor Pursuits

Fellowships, Graduate Assistants

(Shared by member Steve Chesterton, July 9, 2018)
Student Opportunity in Wild River Research and Environmental Threats Assessment
The position will be hosted at the Leopold Institute in Missoula and includes an emphasis on wild and scenic rivers research/assessing environmental threats.

Northern Illinois University - Graduate Assistantship of Outdoor Adventures
This full-time (20-hour) Graduate Assistant will report to the RecWell Assistant Director for Outdoor Adventure. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the overall administration and management of the Outdoor Adventure program (Adventure Center rentals, and Outdoor Adventure trips, and teambuilding programs) including staff training, program development, risk management, supervision, assessment, and marketing.

Temporary, Part-Time and Seasonal Positions, Internships  

River Management Society - TheRiverisMyOffice Video Outreach Intern -  Contribute to the first-ever effort to promote the importance of river management!  Edit short videos produced by river professionals and share #theriverismyoffice with partners and their respective publics! Ten week position, beginning mid-August. 
Seasonal Noxious Weed & Pest Management Technician - Mesa County, Grand Junction, CO

Assists the Noxious Weed & Pest Coordinator in the management of high priority noxious weed species throughout Mesa County, CO with some day trips and possible overnight trips outside of the county. Work will require hiking in rugged and difficult terrain and being prepared with needed equipment. All employees will be expected to scout for, locate, identify, treat, map, and record noxious weed infestations and various duties regarding horticultural pest management within the Upper Grand Valley Pest Control District. $12-$16/hour. 
Augsberg College 2018 River Semester Program - Field Instructor 

We need someone who can teach Biology and Environmental Science courses with a focus on stream ecology, conservation biology, and/or field research methods, and they will need a minimum of a M.S. degree, and an affinity for spending extended time with students in the field. Full - time duties go from Aug. 15 - Dec. 15.  Our expedition will depart the Twin Cities on Aug. 23 and the group spend 100 days paddling south, finishing somewhere in the vicinity of Memphis. For those located along the river we look forward to connecting with you when we are in your neck of the woods!
North Idaho College – Spring, Summer, Fall 2018 Internships
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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