The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island is hiring one high school student for its annual Youth Conservation Corps summer program. We are hiring this student to assist with maintenance and administrative support.

 

The YCC program targets young men and women, ages 15 through 18, to provide them with a valuable work-earn-learn experience. The incumbent is required to work a minimum of 8-weeks between June and September 2021.  Maintenance duties will include upkeep of facilities and care of recreation trails, including removal of invasive plants. This work will primarily be completed outdoors, with exposure to heat, humidity and insects.  Administrative support duties may include, but not be limited to, answering phones, filing paperwork, organizing office supplies and entering data. The student will have the opportunity to attend educational field trips to local environmental venues. No prior work experience is required.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4:00 pm Monday, May 3, 2021. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

Required participation for the YCC Program: 8 weeks from June –September 2021.

It is strongly recommended that any summer camps and family vacations be scheduled outside this 8 week time frame. Reliable transportation is required. Sanibel toll is paid by the participant.

Compensation: $9.00 per hour. Work hours: 7:30AM – 4:00PM

Lunch: 30 minute lunch break. Bring your own lunch; refrigerator and microwave available.

 

Applications may be acquired from Erin Myers at erin_myers@fws.gov  Completed applications must be received by Erin Myers no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, May 3, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted