Career Planning Resources

There are many great resources available to help you on your career path! Sometimes, however, a simple search on the Internet can be overwhelming. That is why we have listed a few of our favorite helpful sites - so that you don't need to spend hours on your own finding good resources. Below, we have listed websites, documents and videos to help you find a job in the federal government sector in particular as the federal application process can be a bit unclear and intimidating. We have also listed some more general career resources and a few that speak to specialized fields.  


Natural Resources Career Guide (newly updated!) - Find tips on where to start your job search, advice on being a successful applicant and step-by-step instructions on how to navigate USAJOBS and other online application processes.




Government Career Resources:

Federal Resume Guide (National Archives and Records Administration)

Getting Into Government: A Guide for High Achievers (

HR University - Applicant Tools and Resources

Careers in Government 

How to use (

YouTube Video: Navigating USAJOBS

The USAJOBS Application Process (US Office of Personnel Management)

YouTube Video: Resume Writing

Pathways Program for Students and Recent Graduates: Information from the US Office of Personnel Management and 

Federal Occupation Groups - What occupations are available in the federal government

Federal Jobs by College Major

Federal Veteran Employment Information (Feds Hire Vets)

Veterans’ Roadmap to Federal Employment (National Archives and Records Administration)

Job Seekers with Disabilities (Office of Personnel Management)

Go Government 


General Career Resources: - Degree and career options in agriculture, forestry, environmental policy and planning, sustainability and green jobs - Degree and career options in environmental science fields

Idealist Career Center 

Career Planning (College In Colorado)

The Recent Grad's Guide to Surviving Layoffs

Best Online Environmental Science Degrees

College Affordability Guide:  Environmental Science


Career Specialty Resources:

River Management Society - Professional network opportunities, job listings, and career information

River Studies and Leadership Certificate

Wildfire Careers

Green 360

Forestry Careers and Degrees: A Guide for Students 

Fire Science Degree Programs in Colorado 

Careers in Agriculture

Clean Energy Jobs and Career Planning