United States Department of the Interior FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge 1310 Bear Creek Road Colville, WA 99114 509/684.8384 3/07/2011 YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge will be sponsoring a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program this summer. The YCC program will employ four enrollees who will work 40 hours per week for an 8 week period beginning June 20 and continuing through August 12, 2011. YCC crew members will earn $8.67 per hour. Work projects include trail maintenance and construction, boundary fence repair, fence removal, painting, weed surveys, hand pulling invasive plant species, road maintenance, office and campground maintenance, lawn care, and other physically involved outdoor tasks. To be eligible to apply for the Youth Conservation Corps you must meet the following criteria: - Be between the ages of 15-18 during the summer employment period. - Be able to provide your own transportation daily to the Little Pend Oreille NWR headquarters, which is located 13 miles SE of Colville, WA. - Be willing to perform physical outdoor work activities including hiking 10 miles per day. - Work the entire season with only emergency days of absence excused. If this requirement conflicts with summer events, camps, family vacations, sports, etc., please do not apply. To apply, complete an FS-1800-18 Youth Conservation Corps Application form and return it to: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge 1310 Bear Creek Road Colville, WA 99114 Applications can be picked up at local high schools, the Employment Security Department, the Refuge office or downloaded from the Refuge web site at http://www.fws.gov/littlependoreille/. On our web site go to the Get Involved section and scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the application. Application forms must be complete, including parental permission signature and postmarked no later than April 15, 2011 to receive consideration for selection. If you have questions you may call the Refuge office at 509/684-8384.
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