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Youth Conservation Corps

Be A Part Of the YCC

A goal of the National Park Service is to provide a safe, educational, and enjoyable work experience. The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program gives youth an opportunity to gain job training and skills that will enhance their future careers in our nation’s workforce.

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: 8 weeks: June 16 - August 8, 2014

Must be 15 1/2 years old by the first day of work and cannot turn 19 during period of employment.
Must commit to the entire 8 weeks of the program. Employees absent for 3 or more work days are subject to be released from the program.
Must be able to perform physical outdoor work activities.
Must attend a half-day orientation on Saturday, June 7 2014, 8:00AM – 12:00PM.
Youth who have participated in the YCC program before are no longer eligible.

SALARY: California State Minimum Wage

HOURS: Work hours are 7:00am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday. Employees will NOT be required to work weekends or on federal government holidays.
Applications may be picked up at the following location or call to have one emailed to you:

John Muir National Historic Site:
4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez. CA 94553
10:00am-5:00pm Wednesday - Sunday


NOTE: All YCC member must agree to the following rules and expectation. Click to download Rules.

Mail applications to the address above. No exceptions will be granted for the due date.
Selections will be made randomly within a few business days of the due date and applicants will be notified by May 30.
For more information call: 925-228-8860, ext. 6341

Work Conditions: YCC work will involve the maintenance of roads, trails, equipment, buildings and grounds. Some youth will be expected to use small equipment such as mowers, weed whacker, and leaf blowers. Some lifting, not to exceed 45lbs, on an occasional basis is required. The terrain in some of the remote locations can get steep and rough. The summer temperatures can be hot and dry for extended periods of time. Sharp tools are used on a regular basis. The work site is often dusty and exposure to pollen is probable. The sites, being in natural areas, contain all the elements that nature can offer, such as insects, snakes, and other wildlife. The chance of contact with poison oak and other irritating plants is likely. Efforts through planning and scheduling will limit exposure to these conditions, but is not completely avoidable.

Because this job opportunity is considered entry level and non-competitive, no specific skills are required. Select Selectee will be trained, supervised, and will regularly work with qualified park staff ensuring that all safety and operational guidelines are adhered to. Selectee will be trained in the use of all required safety equipment and Material Safety Data Sheets. All safety equipment will be provided by the park, except appropriate footwear.

Selectee will not earn paid vacation. Any time off will be non-paid and subject to approval by the Program Managers on a case-by-case basis.

Lodging, meals and transportation (to and from work) are not provided. It is a daily responsibility of the employee to make transportation arrangements and to provide their own lunch. For safety reasons, employees who do not bring their own lunch will be sent home and subject to release from the program if problem persists.

Partial uniforms (t-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts) will be provided.
To work, selectees will be required to provide and wear the following:
Comfortable work boots (no sneakers, slippers or sandals)
Long pants (no loose or baggy pants)
Lunch and water daily

Important: Before being accepted, a phone meeting is required and will be scheduled to discuss the program requirements and answer any questions. Selectees are also required to attend an on-site orientation on the date indicated on Page 1.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

"It appears, therefore, that Hetch Hetchy Valley, far from being plain, common rockbound meadow, as many who have not seen it seem to supose, is a grand landscape garden, one of Nature's rarest and most precious mountain temples." THE YOSEMITE, John Muir