• The Texas White House

    Lyndon B Johnson

    National Historical Park Texas

YCC PROGRAM HIRING SUMMER POSITIONS

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Date: May 2, 2007
Contact: Glen Clark, (830) 644-2116

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is perhaps the most well recognized youth program in the National Park Service.  The YCC program has been instrumental in introducing young Americans to conservation opportunities in national parks since the program was created in 1970.  This summer employment program permits men and women to enjoy working, earning, and learning by doing projects that further the development and conservation of the nation’s natural resources.

Youth Conservation Corps crew members at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park will be working with a variety of resource projects throughout the summer.  Most of the work will take place outdoors in the Johnson City and LBJ Ranch Districts of the park.  Projects include pasture maintenance, historic tree survey, water quality monitoring, landscape maintenance, archeological survey and vegetation research.  As part of each project, crew members will learn about the resources preserved within the park and how the National Park Service manages the resources in its care.  In addition, crew members will enjoy learning about the natural resources of the Texas Hill Country during field trips to neighboring parks and preserves.

Crew members will generally work as a group under the direction of a National Park Service Ranger.  Each crew member will be provided with the necessary tools and equipment to work with the assigned projects. Participants must be between 15 and 18 years of age to enroll in YCC programs and will earn the federal minimum wage. The crew members will work from June 4 through July 28, 2007.  Each work day will last from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM with a one-half hour lunch break.

Participants will be selected at random from all qualified.  Three crew members – one  male and two female - will be selected to work with one male YCC work leader. All work assignments will begin at park headquarters at 100 Ladybird Lane in Johnson City.

To apply, use the one page “Youth Conservation Corps Application” crew member position this summer.  Applications are available at area high school counselor’s office or at park headquarters in Johnson City.

If you have questions about the park or about this program, please call Glen Clark or Debbie Gibson at 830-868-7128, x267.  If you would like, you may email your questions to glen_clark@nps.gov.

Applications should be returned by mail to Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, P. O. Box 329, Johnson City, TX  78636 or if you would like, you may return your completed application directly to Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center at 100 Ladybird Lane in Johnson City.  All applications must be received by May 14, 2007 in order to be considered for a position this summer.

Did You Know?

Pres Johnson confers with Gen. William Westmoreland, May 30, 1968

President Johnson flew home to his Texas ranch 74 times during his 5 years in office, living and working for 490 days—or about one-fourth of his presidency—at the Texas White House. Here he confers with Gen. William Westmoreland on May 30, 1968. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park