Outreach Recruitment and Workforce Diversity Resource Assistant 


Start Date: June 6, 2022- Dec 6, 2022 (Approximate)

Compensation: $600/week + support for lodging and transportation

Application Due: March 28, 2022

The Resource Assistants Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.

Employees for these positions are required to be: 
US Citizens, Legal Residents, or otherwise eligible to work in the US 
Fully vaccinated for COVID-19*
*To the extent required by law, reasonable accommodation will be provided to those unable to be vaccinated.

Location:  Willows OR Vallejo, CA

Position Description: The position is located within the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region (California). The Resource Assistant (RA) will be responsible for assisting management in the Outreach, Recruitment, and Workforce Diversity program. The ideal candidate should enjoy working with a variety of people, especially targeting diverse, underrepresented communities. The position requires the RA to have excellent written and oral communication skills. The RA will communicate with Forest Service employees on multiple forests as well as regional office staff, volunteers, academic professionals, and community partners. The position requires the RA to be professional, articulate, organized, creative, detailed oriented, and innovative.


  1.     Assists in the development of resources and program support to enhance outreach, recruitment, and workforce diversity efforts in collaboration with field, RO and WO staff, non-governmental organizations, other government agencies, community organizations, academic institutions and other local or regional stakeholders.
  2.     Assists in coordinating youth and community partnerships to enhance program and agency priorities, and provides technical assistance, training and development and implementation (agreement development, monitoring, and reporting).
  3.     Performs data analysis and may work with Civil Rights staff  or Human Resource Staff
  4.     Assists in the planning, organization, and management of local and virtual conservation education and interpretation community events.
  5.     Develops and presents conservation education/interpretation and leadership material covering topics such as: plastic pollution, California native species, national forests and federal land access programs, agriculture, trees, federal resumes, interviewing techniques, financial aid and more.
  6.     Work with regional partners, schools and colleges on conservation education/interpretation and youth leadership event opportunities. i.e. community based cultural events, career fairs, etc.
  7.     Assists in preparing correspondence on subjects where policies and precedents are established and obtains signature.

Natural and Physical Work Environment: The work involves typical office/virtual environments that are heated and cooled. It may also involve periodically working in outdoor environments, field visits, hiking or working outside in all types of weather.

Sacramento is California’s State Capitol and the 5th largest city in the state. The Sacramento Valley has mild and dry/hot summers.  Sacramento is the gateway to Northern California and is a short distance from Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and Northern California.  Willows is a small agriculture community with a population of around 6000 people.

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Vallejo, California combines a beautiful waterfront with a historic downtown core and is close to Napa and the wine country. Vallejo is home to an abundance of recreational opportunities. Six Flags Marine World, one of the world’s only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks, continues to add new attractions and shows. The Greater Vallejo Recreation District operates 38 parks and facilities open to the public. There is also an abundance of regional parks located throughout the Bay Area and the coast and mountains are just a one to two hour drive. Vallejo is also home to the Vallejo Baylink Ferry, a high-speed catamaran service that is the best way to avoid gridlock and enjoy fast and reliable service to and from San Francisco.

Duty station negotiable through Northern California (Willows or Vallejo)

Abilities and Skills:

  1.     Direct experience interacting in a public setting or customer service role.
  2.     Experience working with diverse or underrepresented communities
  3.     High level of organizational skills, attention to detail and excellent note taking.
  4.     Skill or ability to communicate orally and in writing, in person and virtually.
  5.     Demonstrated experience or skill with computer programs or software such as: Microsoft Office Suite (word, excel, PowerPoint, publisher, TEAMS etc.)
  6.     Ability to learn new skills quickly.
  7.     Active listening and problem skills.
  8.     Ability to work independently, collaboratively and in a team setting.



Education:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Archeology, Biological Sciences, Botany, Business, Communications, Ecology, Engineering, Education, Forest Resources, Geography/GIS, Graphic Design, Hydrology, Natural Resources Management, Outdoor Recreation, Physical Sciences, Wildlife Biology, Sociology or Social Science

**Applicants should have personal transportation and must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License.




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