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Contact: Eileen Andes, 701-623-4466
Theodore Roosevelt National Park invites local youths to become members of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) to work in the park this summer. Participants will work in the areas of maintenance and resource conservation and will have opportunities to learn about careers in the National Park Service. YCC positions are available in the North Unit, which is 15 miles south of Watford City, and in the South Unit, which is located near Medora.
To be eligible for the program, young men and women must be at least 16 years of age by June 1, and not older than 18 as of August 30, 2010; they must also be permanent residents of the United States. In addition, applicants must have or be able to obtain a social security card and be able to take part in strenuous work activity, much of which will be outdoors. Participants may be exposed to insects, poison ivy and adverse weather conditions. When considering applying for a YCC position, youths and their parents or guardians need to consider the enrollee’s need to find a dependable means of transportation to the park on a daily basis. The park does not provide housing or transportation.
Job Service North Dakota in Dickinson and Williston will handle applications for the positions in the South and North Units, respectively. Selection for YCC positions will be made by random drawing without regard to job skill, social, economic, racial, or ethnic background. Once the drawings have been completed, the lists of potential enrollees will be forwarded to the park for final selection.
Young people selected for the YCC program will work for approximately 10 weeks, beginning June 7. Enrollees will work 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday; starting and ending times can be somewhat flexible. The salary will be $7.25 per hour.
Interested persons can obtain an application for the YCC program from either the Dickinson or Williston Job Service North Dakota office. Completed applications must be returned to the appropriate Job Service office by May 12.