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Career Development & Student Employment
 

Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday Closed

Phone: (707) 476-4159

E-mail: career@redwoods.edu
Web: www.redwoods.edu

New Student Services Building room SS-102

Career Development and Student Employment Center

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CAREER EXPLORATION & EMPLOYMENT LINKS

 

Federal On-line Career Inventories
State Job Search Engine Links
Humboldt County Links Seasonal Employment Links
Occupational Information Links MONSTER TRAK

 

FEDERAL:

Additional information on employment with federal agencies is available in our section on Seasonal Employment Links.

AMERICA'S JOB BANK
www.ajb.dni.us
Employment Development Department listed employment opportunities throughout the U.S.

AMERICORPS
www.nationalservice.org
Information in AmeriCorps programs throughout the United States. AmeriCorps is a federal employment program, which offers a broad array of work experience opportunities. See the listings for Straight Up AmeriCorps and the Watershed Stewards Project among our Humboldt County links for information about local AmeriCorps projects.

FEDERAL JOBS

JOB BANK USA
www.jobbankusa.com

Employment and resume information.

Peace Corps
www.peacecorps.gov
Peace Corps Volunteers are serving in more than 70 developing nations around the world working in Agricultur Services.  Find out how you can live and work in another culture, and have the adventure of a lifetime.

STUDENT EDUCATIONAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
www.opm.gov/employ/students/index.htm
Information about the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) and the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP).

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
www.fws.gov/

U.S. FOREST SERVICE
www.fs.fed.us/

Seasonal and permanent employment nationwide with USFS.

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
www.blm.gov/

Seasonal and permanent employment nationwide with BLM.

MILITARY:
www.marines.com

www.navyjobs.com
www.goarmy.com
www.1-800-GO-GUARD.com

STATE:

Additional information on civil service employment is available in our section on Seasonal Employment Links.

CalJOBS
www.caljobs.ca.gov

View Employment Development Department (EDD) jobs by county throughout California.

CALIFORNIA STATE PERSONNEL BOARD
www.spb.ca.gov

Listings of open state civil service positions, career descriptions and pay scales, applications, and links to employment websites in other states and the Federal government

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & GAME
www.dfg.ca.gov/

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY & FIRE PROTECTION

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
www.calstate.edu

Position announcements throughout the CSU system.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY:

COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS
www.redwoods.edu

Check for current position vacancies on the Human Resources pages.

EUREKA CITY SCHOOLS
www.eurekacityschools.org

CHANGING TIDES FAMILY SERVICES
http://www.changingtidesfs.org
Child care resource and referral agency for Humboldt County; coordinates hiring for state-run preschools. Please check the employment page of the Website.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY OFFICE OF PERSONNEL
www.co.humboldt.ca.us
Listings of county position vacancies.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION - PERSONNEL OFFICE
www.humboldt.k12.ca.us/

HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY
www.humboldt.edu/hsuhr/vacancies.html
HSU vacancies.

MAD RIVER HOSPITAL
www.madriverhospital.com/

NORTHCOAST CHILDRENS SERVICES
www.ncsheadstart.org

REDWOOD COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
www.rcaa.org

A locally based, private non-profit organization providing an array of services to low to moderate income residents of Humboldt County.

REDWOOD TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM
www.redwoodtech.org
Site for North Coast information technology industry.

VOLUNTEER CENTER of the REDWOODS
www.a1aa.org/vcor/opportunities.html

VOLUNTEER--BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE NORTH COAST

www.ncbbbs.org

 

NATIONWIDE OR REGIONAL PRIVATE EMPLOYERS:

The below employers may list employment opportunities in Humboldt County.

PACIFIC BELL (SBC)
www.sbc.com/Career/Home.html

PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC
www.pge.com

OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION LINKS

O*Net
http://online.onetcenter.org/
Detailed analysis of careers, including scaled ratings of interests, abilities and knowledge levels needed to work in selected occupations.

California Labor Market Information
www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/
Access wage and job outlook information by county, WorkSmart! job search tips, as well as the O*Net and Occupational Guides listed above.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
www.bls.gov/oco/
The U.S. Department of Labor's standard nationwide job profile reference volume.

I VILLAGE
www.ivillage.com
Career information for women.

NATIONAL BUSINESS & DISABILITY COUNCIL
www.business-disability.com

Free service for job seekers with disabilities.

EMPLOYMENT ADVICE:
www.workingwounded.com

www.vault.com

ON-LINE CAREER INVENTORIES

A career inventory is a questionnaire that can help you discover new career possibilities which are compatible with your interests, aptitudes, and employment needs. Use any Internet accessible computer -- at home, the library, or the Career Center - to take the following career inventories:
  • Career or major finder: Career Cafe.  Assess your interests and find careers and majors that match. Print a summary to take to your career counselor for further discussion.
  • Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential: www.assessment.com/
    Assess the strength of your motivations, and what makes you want to work.
  • Keirsey Termperament & Character Web Site: www.keirsey.com/
    Determine your temperament type and how it will affect your career satisfaction.
  • International Personality Item Pool: http://cac.psu.edu/%7Ej5j/test/ipipneo1.htm
    A newer version of a personality inventory that measures traits using the "Five Factor Model". Not a career test, but useful for its evaluation of some important work skills.
  • Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator and The New Enneagram Test: www.9types.com/
    Again, not specifically a career test, but suggests a basic personality orienation for each of us, which can be viewed in relation to career possibilities. You may explore careers which seem compatible with your basic "enneagram" type.

Remember: The best way to use your results to a career inventory is to follow-up by gathering information about occupations. Use any one of the "Occupational Exploration" links on this page to explore careers compatible with your results. Or, visit the Career Center in person to use our Choices and Eureka System programs for more career testing, and/or information about careers.

JOB SEARCH ENGINES

Recruitment sites for posting resumes, searching job lists, and employment tips.

CAREER CONNECTIONS
www.career.com

CAREER MAGAZINE
www.careermag.com

CAREERNET
www.careers.org

CAREERWEB
www.careerweb.com/

EMPLOYMENT SPOT
www.employmentspot.com

FLIP DOG
www.flipdog.com

HI-TECH CAREERS
www.hitech.com

JOBFIND
www.jobfind.com

SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT

Recruitment sites for summer seasonal employment, including natural resources, the tourism industry, and summer camps / environmental education.

STATE:

California Department of Fish & Game
www.dfg.ca.gov/

Examples of Typical Seasonal Positions: Seasonal Aide, Survey Crew, Biological Technician, Scientific Aid.

California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
www.fire.ca.gov/

Typical Seasonal Positions: Firefighter I; Forestry Aid
Application Procedures: For Firefighter I, applications are accepted by mail or in person, Dec. 3, 2001 - Feb. 28, 2002 for the 2002 firefighting season. Application form is CDF-215 and is available in the CR Career Center, or the nearest CDF office. Theranger unit nearest to CR is in Fortuna at 118 Fortuna Boulevard (call 725-4413 fordirections). Forestry Aid positions have a separate application procedure usingthe state Standard Application Form (STD 678).

FEDERAL:

Employment with federal organizations designates pay range according to "GS Level", a system of classification that depends upon education and experience needed to perform a job. Most student positions fall within the range of GS-3 and GS-5; current earnings related to these levels can be identified at the OPM website shown on the list of Federal employment links.

AmeriCorps
www.americorps.gov/

AmeriCorps is a federal employment program which offers a broad array of work experience opportunities. The program may partner with local or other national agencies, including the Student Conservation Association (see "Other Important Links for Student Employment"). The AmeriCorps website provides listings of program opportunities by state. Two of the larger AmeriCorps programs in Humboldt County are organized by local community organizations: the Redwood Community Action Agency, working with youth and building healthy communities on the North Coast; and natural resources conservation programs through the Watershed Stewards projects. Check with these organizations for information on applying -- applications for our local programs are generally accepted twice a year on a rotating basis.

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
www.usajobs.opm.gov

Federal employment opportunities of all types - permanent and temporary, in all career areas -- throughout all branches of federal government.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
www.nc.blm.gov/jobs

QuickHire is BLM's online application system for temporary, seasonal, or student positions. Follow the instructions given to register for employment and search for job openings with BLM.

National Park Service (NPS)
www.sep.nps.gov/

Typical Seasonal Positions: Seasonal Park Ranger (Interpretation); Park Guide; Visitor Use Assistant; Biological Science Technician (Prescribed Fire, Plants); Forestry Technician (Fuels Management); and trades such as Carpenter or Motor Vehicle Operator. Note: These positions may conclude as late as October. Application procedures: Apply online at the NPS website.

Student Educational Employment Program
www.opm.gov/employ/students/index.htm

Information on student employment with the Federal Government. There are two components to the program: Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) and the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). Job opportunities under STEP offer temporary employment, which need not be related to a student's academic field of study. The SCEP program offers work experience directly related to the academic field of study. Information about federal student employment opportunities is available through individual agencies or the Office of Personnel Management website.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
www.fws.gov/

Typical Seasonal Positions: Biological Aid/Technician, Range Aid/Technician, Park Ranger.

U.S Forest Service (USFS)
www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs
Examples of Typical Seasonal Positions: Forestry Aid/Technician (Silviculture, Recreation Management); Forestry Aid/Technician (Firefighter, Smokejumper, Lookout, Engine Crew); Surveying Aid; Biological Aid/Technician (Fisheries, Fish & Wildlife); Archeological Aid/Technician.
Application Procedures: Applications are completed electronically (on-line), but a scanable paper portion, Form C, must also be mailed in. Form C and pre-addressed mailing envelopes are available at the CR Career Center, or may be picked up at the headquarters for Six Rivers National Forest, our nearest FS office -- located at 1330 Bayshore Way in Eureka.

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS FOR SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT:

American Camping Association
www.acacamps.org/

Search for camp counselor and other camping positions using this nationwide listing of ACA accredited camps.

Camp Jobs
www.campjobs.com

Search engine for summer camp employment opportunities.

Coolworks
www.coolworks.com

Job listings at resorts, parks and other recreational areas.

Environmental Career Center
www.environmentalcareer.com/

Environmental and natural resources job listings.

Environmental Career Opportunities
www.ecojobs.com/1jun/contents.htm

Broad spectrum of environmental opportunities. Username: june1 Password: berries

Student Conservation Association
www.sca-inc.org

Opportunities in natural resources, for a single season or up to one year. Some positions pay a stipend; others are offered in cooperation with AmeriCorps