Jobs: Youth Conservation Corps

YCC safety briefing along the bluffs of the Pacific Coast before continuing on with the day's work.
YCC safety briefing along the bluffs of the Pacific Coast before continuing on with the day's work.

The deadline for submitting an application for the 2018 YCC season was on April 13, 2018.

Download the application for the YCC Program (879 KB PDF)
Descargar la aplicación para el programa de YCC (465 KB PDF)

Each spring, Point Reyes National Seashore seeks applicants for the summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program. Young men and women must be at least 15 years of age by the start of the YCC season (mid-June) but cannot turn 19 before the program ends (mid-August). They must also be permanent residents of the United States and have or be able to obtain a Social Security Card and work permit. Approximately twelve positions are available each summer.

Work projects will include removing downed trees, trail maintenance, and grounds maintenance. Work locations will vary from the historic Pierce Point Ranch to the heart of the Seashore's backcountry.

 
YCC crew members carrying a canoe to Abbotts Lagoon.
YCC crew members carrying a canoe to Abbotts Lagoon.

Work will be performed in an outdoor environment with exposure to poison oak. Applicants must be physically fit, capable of hiking long distances, and have the ability to work with hand tools.

For summer 2019, the program will commence in mid-June and will terminate on in mid-August. Work hours are from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The pay is $11 per hour. Employees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Seashore Headquarters area. No government housing is available.

Due to the short eight-week program, we require all enrollees to be available and to work the entire program. Vacations should be planned before or after the program dates.

 
YCC crew members clearing brush along a section of Muddy Hollow Road Trail.
YCC crew members clearing brush along a section of Muddy Hollow Road Trail.

How to Apply

Download the application for the YCC Program (879 KB PDF)
Descargar la aplicación para el programa de YCC (465 KB PDF)
Please note that selections are made via lottery so the essay question is not required for those applying to the Point Reyes YCC program. Additional information, such as social security number, proof of employment eligibility, and medical history, will be required to complete the hiring process after selections have been made.

After downloading the application, fill it out, and save the file. Send your completed application by either email to Shawn Maloney using the email address provided in the FAQ, or print it out and mail it to:

Point Reyes National Seashore
Attn: Shawn Maloney/YCC
1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Applications may also be submitted in person if arranged in advance by emailing Shawn Maloney or by calling 415-464-5154.

Applications must be received, emailed, or postmarked on or before TBA.

General Information about the 2018 YCC Program (20 KB PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions about the 2018 YCC Program (22 KB PDF)

Contact Shawn Maloney at 415-464-5154 or by email for more information.

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Last updated: April 14, 2018

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