Recruitment sites for summer seasonal employment, including natural resources, the tourism industry, and summer camps / environmental education.
California Department of Fish & Game
Examples of Typical Seasonal Positions: Seasonal Aide, Survey Crew, Biological Technician, Scientific Aid.
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
Employment with federal organizations designates pay range according to "GS Level", a system of classification that depends upon education and experience needed to perform a job. Most student positions fall within the range of GS-3 and GS-5; current earnings related to these levels can be identified at the OPM website shown on the list of Federal employment links.
AmeriCorps is a federal employment program which offers a broad array of work experience opportunities. The program may partner with local or other national agencies, including the Student Conservation Association (see "Other Important Links for Student Employment"). The AmeriCorps website provides listings of program opportunities by state. Two of the larger AmeriCorps programs in Humboldt County are organized by local community organizations: the Redwood Community Action Agency, working with youth and building healthy communities on the North Coast; and natural resources conservation programs through the Watershed Stewards projects. Check with these organizations for information on applying -- applications for our local programs are generally accepted twice a year on a rotating basis.
Student Educational Employment Program
Information on student employment with the Federal Government. There are two components to the program: Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) and the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). Job opportunities under STEP offer temporary employment, which need not be related to a student's academic field of study. The SCEP program offers work experience directly related to the academic field of study. Information about federal student employment opportunities is available through individual agencies or the Office of Personnel Management website.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Typical Seasonal Positions: Biological Aid/Technician, Range Aid/Technician, Park Ranger.
U.S Forest Service (USFS)
Examples of Typical Seasonal Positions: Forestry Aid/Technician (Silviculture, Recreation Management); Forestry Aid/Technician (Firefighter, Smokejumper, Lookout, Engine Crew); Surveying Aid; Biological Aid/Technician (Fisheries, Fish & Wildlife); Archeological Aid/Technician.