SJI National Historical Park Recruiting for Youth Conservation Corps Work outside at your local National Park

— from Raena Parsons —

San Juan Island National Historical Park is currently recruiting for the 2017 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program, a work-based education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18. Participants must live in the local commuting area.

Applications are available online at www.nps.gov/sajh or in person at 650 Mullis St. Suite 100, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Completed applications must be received no later than May 12, 2017 and should be delivered to:

San Juan Island NHP Headquarters
Attn: Carlton Burns
650 Mullis St. Suite 100
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Employment will be 40 hours/week between Jun. 19 and Aug. 25. Pay will be $11/hour. Applicants must be citizens of the United States and be 15 years of age by Jun. 19, but not over 18 years of age by Aug. 25. There are six (6) positions available.

Corps members work together under adult leadership to complete conservation projects such as rehabilitation of trails, cultural landscape restoration, and a wide variety of resource management, visitor support services, and maintenance projects. Orientation and training will be provided.

No previous experience is required, but a willingness and ability to work in a physically active outdoor program, getting along well with others, and maintaining a positive attitude are essential for success.

Sturdy boots and long pants will be required, and hats for sun protection are advised. Other personal protection equipment will be provided by the park.

For more information contact Steve Ray at (360) 378-2240 x2234 or steven_ray@nps.gov.

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