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Natural resource professionals have some of the most challenging and important jobs of any profession. The resources we have on this Earth sustain everything else and must be managed for multiple uses and multiple interests.
This Guide prepared by the Colorado Youth Corps Association and the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education is written specifically for youth and entry-level candidates currently in or recently graduated from college. Although the material focuses on jobs at local, state and federal government agencies, much of the information is applicable to jobs in any sector. This Guide also has specific information for veterans, people with disabilities and youth, as many government agencies have special hiring programs for those groups. You do not need to read this Guide cover-to-cover. Instead, it was designed as a series of resources of which you can refer to independently.
We realize that this is only one piece of the puzzle in the larger scope of natural resource careers. There are certainly natural resource jobs in the private, non-profit and education sectors and information for a much broader audience is needed. We hope to fill those needs in future Guides.
Published June 2014
This study was intended to assess current—and projected—employment levels across these sectors with a particular focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) oriented occupations that require “mid-level” education and skills. This education includes post-high school training but stops short of a bachelor’s degree,3 opening the door to a greater number of students who are not focused exclusively on four-year degrees. The study was also designed to identify employer demand for occupations within these four sectors.
The information in this article describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major. Some of the options listed below may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Choose your outdoor career path! Get started by asking yourself some very basic questions. Even though you might not be able to answer all of them, it is a good first step to narrow down what you really want to do. Ready? Let’s go!
This handbook defines the role of the SCA and the Programs’ policies and guidelines. It is to be referred to and followed. There are three sections- general information, a section specifically for the Leader Team Crew Leader, and a section specifically for the Leader Team Members.