‘Ding’ Refuge Hiring for Its Youth Conservation Corps Program

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, is hiring one high school student for its annual Youth Conservation Corps summer program. This student assists with maintenance and administrative support.

The YCC program targets young men and women, ages 15 through 18, to provide them with a valuable work-earn-learn experience. The incumbent is required to work a minimum of 8-weeks between June and September 2021. Maintenance duties will include upkeep of facilities and care of recreation trails, including removal of invasive plants. This work will primarily be completed outdoors, with exposure to heat, humidity and insects.

Administrative support duties may include, but not be limited to, answering phones, filing paperwork, organizing office supplies and entering data. The student will have the opportunity to attend educational field trips to local environmental venues. No prior work experience is required.

4:00 pm Monday, May 3, 2021.

It is strongly recommended that any summer camps and family vacations be scheduled outside this 8 week time frame. Reliable transportation is required. Sanibel toll is paid by the participant.

Compensation: $9.00 per hour. Work hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lunch: 30 minute lunch break. Bring your own lunch; refrigerator and microwave available.

Applications may be acquired from Erin Myers at erin_myers@fws.gov Completed applications must be received by Erin Myers no later than 4 p.m. Monday, May 3. Late applications will not be accepted.

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