What I have been hearing is that the 2019 seasonal jobs (i.e. jobs for next summer) are posting and closing in September. That is even earlier than they did last year, which was really early. I am attaching a document I found from the Pacific Northwest group that talks about the hiring process for seasonals for next year. It has dates and how to make sure you are ready. I found it on this site for FS outreach - https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach
The Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan is seeking a Research Technician to support research projects primarily conducted in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This position is based at the U of S Coldwater Laboratory, Canmore, Alberta. This will be a full-time, term position for two years with a targeted start date of August 1, 2018. Starting salary is commensurate with abilities and experience.
Review of applicants will begin on July 3, 2018. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Email your CV, cover letter, and names and contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
From Jennifer Ferriel: I am offering an internship at the Deschutes NF Supervisor’s Office for a Native Plant Gardener through the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC). 21CSC is an opportunity for people 16-30, and veterans up to 35. The internship is for 640 hours of conservation or related service. The intern will be paid a stipend of $1000 per month for 4 months. Upon completion of the program, candidates have a 2-Year window of eligibility for non-competitive hiring status.*
*Noncompetitive hiring status means the ability to apply and be considered for vacancies without competitive examination or competing with career or career-conditional employees under internal merit staffing procedures for any position which eligible.
1. Weeding and pruning You will spend 2-3 hours in the morning on grounds maintenance, most of which will be weeding and pruning, with some needle raking and cone removal, as well as trash pick-up if necessary.
2. Lead for youth crews and volunteers You will be responsible for meeting and directing youth crews and volunteers. We have a youth crew that comes once a week. They need a project for each visit and a short talk on the ecological importance of the task. The volunteers will have work days, which will be scheduled ahead of time. They will also need direction and a short talk on an applicable ecological subject.
3. Assist in developing garden design You will spend a lot of your time researching and designing a plan for the front meadow. This will entail coordination with the district and forest botanists, the forest wildlife biologist, the volunteer coordinator and selected volunteers. You will become an expert in pollinator habitat and apply what you learn in the garden.
4. Implement garden design You will work with the youth crew and volunteers to put the garden design on the ground. This will include training in native plant seed collection, how to map collection areas, seed collection techniques, and field days collecting seed. You will work with volunteers and botanists.
5. Develop outreach and educational materials for pollinators and native plants You will research and develop outreach and educational materials, working with the forest botanist, forest wildlife biologist, volunteer coordinator, and volunteers.
6. Public Outreach You will outreach to local schools using the educational materials you develop with assistance from the forest botanist, forest wildlife biologist, volunteer coordinator, and volunteers.
Well, this one is high end, but maybe you have been getting some killer experience that allows you to qualify or have a buddy that does and hasn't seen the posting.
The Northern Research Station is advertising a position as Hydrologist, GS-1315-9/11. This position is at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in North Woodstock, NH. Please use the following link to access the announcement on USA Jobs: USAJOBS Link:https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500736600 Announcement #: 18-SVQ2-RES-478334DP-TC Opens: 05/30/2018 Closes: 06/05/2018 This position is open to US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Summary from Announcement: This position serves as a Hydrologist with the Northern Research Station, Center for Research on Ecosystem Change Work Unit, with responsibility for assisting in, conducting, interpreting and reporting hydrologic research in northern forest ecosystems. The Hydrologist participates in hydrologic investigations and studies required for planning and design of long term environmental monitoring programs and multi-purpose projects focused on physical and chemical components of the hydrologic cycle, including precipitation, streamflow, soil water, ground water, evaporation and transpiration.
This position records study results that include evaluation of data, trend analysis, and recommendations, and interpret the findings in terms of scientific significance. The Hydrologist works with scientists and other staff to devise and perform routine data analysis and synthesis tasks of hydrologic, meteorological and related environmental data and interprets the findings in terms of scientific significance.
This position consults with other resource specialists in assessing the impacts of proposed programs and projects on watershed values. Represents the agency with various state and federal agencies concerning soils and water issues for environmental programs.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Lindsey Rustad at 603-397-7406, or email email@example.com