Environmental Careers in Local, State and Federal Government



Additional Resources


Connect with Panelists from our Emerging Markets Panel

  • LinkedIn - Most of our Emerging Markets panelists have accounts on LinkedIn, and may be available to connect through this platform. 
  • Cal Poly Career Connections - Many of our Emerging Markets panelists are also alumni, and may be part of of the growing Cal Poly Career Connections community. Current students and alumni are able to connect through this exclusive online networking and mentoring platform.
  • Panelists at our Emerging Environmental Careers in Local, State and Federal Government event included:
    • Kate Ballantyne, Deputy Director for County of SLO Public Works
    • Emma Chow, District Conservationist with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
    • Bob Hill, Interim Deputy Director for Office of Sustainability, City of San Luis Obispo
    • Jennifer Moonjian, Senior Specialist, Advanced & Complex Mitigation with Caltrans
    • To learn more about these panelists' backgrounds, check out their biographies on this event handout

Cal Poly Centers and Institutes


Student Clubs and Organizations


Internship Opportunities


Local Environmental Nonprofits


Local Government Agencies


Professional Associations & Linkedin Groups

There are many professional associations you can join based on your specific career interest areas, ranging from wildlife conservation to corporate sustainability.


Potential Job Titles

  • Advocate for Clean Energy Policy
  • Director of Environmental Services
  • Energy and Environmental Protection Division Director
  • Environmental Associate
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Coordinator
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Field Technician
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Environmental Measurement Technician
  • Environmental Physical Scientist
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Environmental Public Service Aide
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Trainee
  • Field Service Representative
  • Government Affairs Analyst
  • Naturalist
  • Park Aide
  • Public Works Coordinator
  • Regional Government Affairs
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Wildlife Biologist


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