Workforce Training Programs

Join the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards

Discover Your Forest is committed to providing career pathways education for young adults through various career exploration workshops, programs and workforce education opportunities. It’s our goal to reach all students in Central Oregon and are committed to breaking down barriers to learning. Through partnerships and on-the-job training with the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grasslands, Discover Your Forest is sure to have an opportunity that works for you. Contact us today to learn what program is the right fit for you and how to submit your resume and cover letter!

Generation Green Job Training

The Generation Green 160-hour job training program is as follows: a) Provide conservation education and exposure to natural resources through mentorship and job shadow opportunities and educational experiences to high school and college students as well as recent graduates in either natural resources, cultural resources, recreation, or engineering; b) participants are required to complete a minimum of 160 hours of service; c) each participant will be paid minimum wage and has the option to gain credit as an intern or other definition through their academic institution; d) all participants will have the opportunity to gain experience with other U.S. Forest Service programs outside of their targeted program area.

Current Opportunities

Check back as we update this page once an internship is available.

To learn more about a career in the outdoors, please contact Stacey Cochran, Discover Your Forest Community Engagement Director at 541-383-5530 and/or send a resume and cover letter to Stacey.cochran@discovernw.org.

21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21csc) Job Training Program

The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps is a bold national effort to put thousands of America’s young people and veterans to work protecting, restoring, and enhancing America’s great outdoors. 21CSC participants perform a wide range of services ranging from maintenance and restoring the thousands of miles of trails to coordinating volunteers and special events on National Forests and Grasslands.

21st Century Conservation Service Corps is an opportunity for an individual(s) between the ages of 16 and 30 years old (inclusive), engaged as a crew member or intern through an organization that operates in partnership with the Forest Service. Some of the programs under this 21CSC opportunity are residential opportunities, AmeriCorps partnership positions, and non-residential positions. Depending on the specific opportunity type, participants can be paid either minimum wage, living expense reimbursement with free housing, an expense reimbursement stipend with an additional Siegel Education Award* (*not for every opportunity). 

The 21CSCS opportunities are a minimum 640 hours, with some of them minimum 675 hours, working in a conservation or related area of service, of which at least 120 hours take place on an appropriate Forest Service project.  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. Candidates applying under this authority are considered with other non-competitive candidates.

Current Opportunities

Check back as we will promote opportunities as they go live.

Questions:
● For more information contact Stacey Cochran, Discover Your Forest’s Community Engagement Director, at 541-383-5530 or stacey.cochran@discovernw.org

Other Job Training Opportunities

We also host job training opportunities outside of the Generation Green or 21st Century Conservation Service Corps programs, which will be found here. 

Current Opportunities

Check back as we will promote new opportunities as they go live.

Questions:
● For more information contact Stacey Cochran, Discover Your Forest’s Community Engagement Director, at 541-383-5530 or stacey.cochran@discovernw.org

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