Current Position Openings

Gateway Region YMCA - Community Connections Corps Member

The YMCA of Greater St. Louis was one of 10 cities nationally selected to participate in the YMCA, National Park Service-Play, Learn, Serve and Work Summer Day Camp Program and Department of Interior 50 Cities Volunteer Initiative, the Environmental Steward would develop, implement and conduct programs, community collaborations, projects and build relationships and engage the St. Louis Region in these initiatives.

 

The Community Connections Corps Member will receive an AmeriCorps educational stipend at the end of their term. AmeriCorps is a national service organization, connecting thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to serve their communities.

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement – Economic Development AmeriCorps Member

Mining communities across the region have been negatively impacted by the decline in coal mining.  Most of these are small rural communities that have relied on coal mining for many years as economic drivers for jobs and prosperity.  The Directors Power+ plan and the proposed RECLAIM Act both propose to direct significant additional Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) funds to fund these types of projects. 

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement – Forestry Technician

The Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) AmeriCorps position provides a one-year opportunity for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing a career in public service and environmental stewardship at the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).  The member will use GPS to define acres of land restored using the FRA and assess productivity of recently planted seedlings.  The majority of the member’s duties with OSMRE will be in the spring-summer seasons.  In the fall-winter seasons the member will collaborate with the University of Tennessee (UT) by assessing reforestation on OSMRE-UT collaborative FRA research plots.  The ARRI AmeriCorps position is a full-time position based in Knoxville, TN.  In addition to daily tasks, the AmeriCorps Member will be expected to travel to various training sites and potentially conferences in the Appalachian Region.

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement – GIS AmeriCorps Member – Charleston, WV

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) AmeriCorps position provides a twelve-month opportunity for a college graduate interested in pursuing a career in public service and environmental stewardship at the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).  The position will assist in assessing watershed health by helping OSMRE use GIS and remote sensing data to investigate the potential impacts of mining practices in West Virginia.  The position will be involved in the process of gathering water quality data, creating GIS maps for comparison with known mining activities, assisting an authorized OSMRE representative during the inspection process by collecting water samples, and compiling and analyzing the collected data.  In addition to daily tasks, this position will be expected to travel to various training sites and potentially to conferences in Appalachia and Western Regions.

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement – GIS AmeriCorps Member – Beckley, WV

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) AmeriCorps position provides a twelve-month opportunity for a college graduate interested in pursuing a career in public service and environmental stewardship at the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).  The position will assist in assessing watershed health by helping OSMRE use GIS and remote sensing data to investigate the potential impacts of mining practices in West Virginia.  The position will be involved in the process of gathering water quality data, creating GIS maps for comparison with known mining activities, assisting an authorized OSMRE representative during the inspection process by collecting water samples, and compiling and analyzing the collected data.  In addition to daily tasks, this position will be expected to travel to various training sites and potentially to conferences in Appalachia and Western Regions.

U.S. Forest Service - Volunteer and Service Program Assistant

This position requires those that apply have an understanding of Volunteers and Service programs, policies, and Forest Service-wide strategic focus areas to assist leadership in developing and implementing goals, objectives, vision and values for the program.  Some of the duties and responsibilities may include: ensuring the Volunteer and Service program of work aligns with the Forest Service Volunteer Strategy, Tribal Youth Engagement and/or the Sustainable Recreation Framework goals; assisting managers to provide necessary resources to support volunteer engagement, maintaining existing partnerships and developing new relationships with governmental, non-governmental, non-profit, tribal government, media, academic and other organizations to support Forest Service volunteerism and service; serving as a technical expert that works in close collaboration with the regional partnerships, youth, volunteer and/or service program manager, and leadership teams; coordinating with managers across the region to integrate program; facilitating, reviewing, coordinating, and requesting modifications to partnership agreements with Grants and Agreements staff; and work in planning and implementing a synergized Volunteer and Service program.

Middle Colorado Watershed Council - Watershed Specialist

The Middle Colorado Watershed Council’s (MCWC) mission is to evaluate, protect and enhance

The health of the middle Colorado River watershed through the cooperative effort of watershed

stakeholders. The MCWC consists of a broad partnership of interested individuals and

entities living and working in the watershed that provide leadership in watershed planning,

management, and stewardship. More information can be found at www.midcowatershed.org.

The Watershed Specialist position is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to help

implement elements of the 2016 Watershed Plan. This includes performing technical studies,

participating in restoration activities, and implementing the Public Outreach and Communication

Plan.

National Park Service - Geoscientists-in-the-Parks

Only applicants who have already been selected by The Geological Society of America for NPS - GIP internships may apply for this position.  If you have not applied with GSA and been notified of your selection as an applicant, please do not apply for this position.  Once you have been notified by the GSA and contacted by our program, please click on the position title above and you will be directed to the online application and enrollment system. If you are interested in viewing GSA's Site for current openings, please visit https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/GeoCorpsJobDescriptions_gip.asp.

General Environmental Stewards Positions

These are individual placements that range anywhere from 10 weeks to 1 year, and are based all over the country.  If you are interested in joining the applicant pool and being considered for one of these positions, please click on the position title above and you will be directed to the online application system and more in depth job description.