Youth Conservation Corps
Be A Part Of the YCC
A goal of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program is to provide a safe, educational, and enjoyable work experience. The YCC program offers an opportunity to youth to gain professional experience, training, and skills that will prepare them for the U.S. workforce.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The National Park Service (NPS) preserves and protects our nation’s natural and cultural heritage. Through the YCC program, the NPS promotes awareness of conservation through hands-on work experience. The program introduces youth to careers in the NPS, such as landscape management, historic preservation, facilities maintenance, biological sciences, and wildland restoration. YCC members will report to John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, CA to perform duties at various national parks in the Bay Area, including Rosie the Riveter / WWII National Historical Park, Pinnacles National Park and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, among others. YCC members will receive extensive training in professionalism, safety, First Aid/CPR, proper tool-use, and conservation careers.
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
You May Download an application by clicking HERE.
NOTE: All YCC members must agree to the following rules and expectations. Click to download rules.
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: MAY 23, 2014, 5:00PM.
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
Did You Know?
"...a place of beginnings abounding in first lessons on life, mountain building, eternal, invincible, unbreakable order; with sermons in stones, storms, trees, flowers, and animals brimful with humanity." OUR NATIONAL PARKS, John Muir