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Career Fields

The future of green careers is very bright. GEP graduates are well prepared to join this newly emerging "green collar" economy and support a more sustainable world. 

Our graduates pursue careers in a range of fields, including environmental education, ecological restoration, environmental policy, urban planning, sustainable business, economic development, eco-tourism, forestry, energy management, food systems, green construction, international development, water conservation, and wildlife management.

Graduates secure positions among a broad array of employers, including state and natural resource agencies, city and county governments, preserves and biological research stations, schools, non-profit organizations, private businesses, and consulting firms.

Example Job Titles:

  • Agricultural Water Quality Coordinator
  • Biological Science Technician
  • Cartographer
  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Climate Resiliency Analyst
  • Conservation Analyst
  • Education Outreach Coordinator
  • Emergency Management Dispatcher / Manager
  • Energy Auditor / Analyst
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Environmental Technician / Scientist
  • Environmental Youth Programs Coordinator
  • Field Technician /Scientist
  • Firefighter /  Fire Management Technician
  • Fire Marshal, Deputy
  • Fish & Wildlife Technician
  • Forestry Assistant/Technician
  • Geographer
  • GIS Technician / Analyst
  • Guide
  • Hydrologic Technician
  • Land Acquisitions Program Manager
  • Land Outings Guide
  • Lab Technician / Analyst
  • Native Plant Nursery Technician
  • Naturalist
  • Outdoor Recreation Planner
  • Park Aide / Ranger
  • Physical Science Technician
  • Program or Project Coordinator / Manager
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • Research Technician / Scientist
  • Scientific Aide
  • Soil Conservation Technician
  • Stewardship Program Manager
  • Surveyor
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Transportation Planner
  • Waste Management Coordinator
  • Water Conservation Specialist
  • Water Efficiency Manager
  • Water Quality Manager
  • Water Resources Manager / Specialist
  • Water System Technician
  • Watershed Protection Manager
  • Wildlife Biologist

Example Employers:

Resource Conservation Districts


Sonoma Clean Power


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City of Santa Rosa


Bees N Blooms


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California Fish and Wildlife


California Certified Organic Farmers




Civic Spark


Marin Water


Point Blue Conservation Science


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


California State Parks


Sonoma Ag and Open Space