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Holly English, CWU Geography Department, maintains the Northwest Geography / ENST Jobs List. The list, which is updated every few days, includes job listings in our region for geography and environmental studies graduates at levels ranging from internships to executive level positions. You are encouraged to sign up for the list to not only learn about positions for which you may soon qualify, but also to think about where you want to go in your career longer term and what kinds of qualifications you will need to get those jobs. See the instructions for signing up.

Featured Job Postings

Please let us know of career opportunities for our Environmental Science students and graduates!  Positions are also sometimes advertised on the Environmental Sciences Facebook page

Biological Technician (Plants)   GS - 0404 - 5/6/7

Duty Station: Walla Walla, Washington


The Umatilla National Forest will be filling a non-supervisory PFT Biological Technician in Walla Walla, Washington.  This outreach notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this career opportunity, as well as to help the Responsible Official gain insight into the area of consideration and best method to advertise for the strongest candidate pool. Anyone interested in this opportunity is encouraged to submit this form to Kayla Saager at and/or submit a response in the Outreach Database at

The Position

The Umatilla National Forest is looking to fill a GS-0404-05/06/07 Biological Science Technician to help manage the Invasive plants program for the Walla Walla Ranger District.

Work includes herbicide application and manual weed treatments, including mixing chemicals, as well as GIS data entry, accomplishment reporting, and yearly coordination and planning work for the district program. You would be expected to obtain a state Pesticide Applicator’s License and to gain a working knowledge of herbicide mixing and various herbicide effects to plants.

You would also be expected to learn plant identification to the extent that you can locate invasive species.   This position may also be involved with range allotment monitoring and various other projects.

Equipment often utilized include weed spraying vehicles, trailers, hand sprayers, hand tools and at times a chain saw. Physical requirements include ability to walk on rough or steep terrain and carry a 3-5 gallon backpack sprayer.  

2023 Summer Positions--Colville National Forest

Apply from Sept 29 to Oct 6, 2022

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group Positions

Check the Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group website for notices of seasonal, internship and permanent positions.  See "Recent Postings" for announcements.

General Career Resources to Search

CWU Career Services

State of Washington Job Opportunities

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

American Geological Institute (AGI)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

American Conservation Experience

How-Tos for Temporary Federal Hiring



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