• View from Sourdough Mountain Overlook  A view looking down onto Diablo Lake. Photo Credit: NPS/Michael Silverman, 2010.

    North Cascades

    National Park Washington

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Summer Youth Conservation Corps Positions Available

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Date: April 24, 2008
Contact: Vicki Johnson, 360-854-7225

Teens between 16 and 18 years of age are invited to apply for a position with this summer’s Youth Conservation Corps in North Cascades National Park. “This is an excellent opportunity to make new friends, have fun, and gain valuable work skills by spending the summer in your national park,” explained superintendent Chip Jenkins. Enrollees will work June 22 through August 16 on a variety of grounds, construction, and vegetation projects with park staff based in Marblemount, Washington. The program is non-residential; therefore, enrollees will be responsible for their own housing and daily transportation to Marblemount. The rate of pay is $8.07 per hour.

Eligibility: Young men and women between 16 through 18 years of age, who will not reach 19 years of age while in the job, and who are permanent residents of the United States, its territories or possessions, are eligible without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic background. Applicants must have a Social Security card and a birth certificate.

Major Duties: Enrollees will work with the Native Plant Crew and the Building and Utilities Crew. Native plant work may include seed collecting, planting, transplanting, fertilizing and weeding of native plants. Buildings and utilities work may include picnic table assembly, grounds keeping, trail maintenance, campground maintenance, painting, brush clearing, digging and clearing ditches, raking gravel, and installing signs and toilets. Work may involve using hand tools for digging, cutting, pruning, sweeping, and carpentry. Enrollees will often be assisting other employees. Work locations may include a spike camp in a remote location of the park or, possibly, another national park. Work schedule will most likely be four 10-hour days per week.

Skill and Knowledge Required: Enrollees must be able to follow written and oral instructions and must be able to learn and follow safe work habits. Enrollees must exhibit regular and punctual attendance and show aptitude for learning.

Physical Effort: Enrollees may lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds, such as packages, tools, and backpacks. They must be able to hike five or six miles per day, sometimes over difficult terrain.

Working Conditions: Transportation will be provided from Marblemount to work sites in the park each day, which could include campgrounds, roads and trails. Enrollees must be prepared to work under conditions that include heat, cold, rain, wind and/or biting insects. Conditions might also include dirt, dust and noise.

Applications: Available at the North Cascades National Park Headquarters in Sedro-Woolley (810 State Route 20), the Marblemount Ranger Station (7280 Ranger Station Road), or by phoning Vicki Johnson at 360-854-7225. Applications have been sent to local high schools, Tribal offices, and the Mount Vernon Employment Security office.

Deadline: Completed applications must be received by the Human Resources office at the North Cascades National Park Headquarters in Sedro-Woolley (810 State Route 20) no later than Friday, May 16, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Please direct questions about this information or requests for assistance in completing the application to Vicki Johnson, 360-854-7225.

Did You Know?

Cascading stream

The North Cascades are well known for the abundant waterfalls that lace the mountains. Two of the best known waterfalls are Gorge Falls between Newhalem and Diablo along State Route 20 and Rainbow Falls in the Stehekin Valley.