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Contact: Eric Leonard, 580 622-7282
Are you between the ages of 15 and 18, looking for employment, and like to work outside? Here is a wonderful opportunity to join the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). Chickasaw National Recreation Area is looking for young men and women, ages 15 through 18, who work, learn, and earn together on projects that further the development and conservation of the natural resources of the United States. Period of employment may be up to eight weeks beginning on June 14 through August 6, 2010. Rate of pay will be $7.25 per hour.
Applications are available beginning Monday, April 26, 2010. Headquarters located at 1008 W. 2nd Street, Sulphur. Applications are due Friday, May 21, 2010. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications will also be available at Sulphur, Davis, Wynnewood, Roff, and Springer High Schools.
Employees will be selected by public drawing at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 2010 at park Headquarters. Applications received after May 21, 2010 will be accepted and held in reserve for any vacancies.
The Youth Conservation Corps was established by Public Law 93-408 as a summer employment program with the following objectives:
- To accomplish needed conservation work on public lands
- To provide gainful employment for 15-through 18-year-old males and females of all social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds
- To develop in participating youth an understanding and appreciation of the Nation’s natural environment and heritage.
- Employment is contingent on passing a background check.
For further information about this wonderful job opportunity, call 580 622-7220 or 7201