Youth Conservation Corps hiring
Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge near Havana is still accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program tentatively scheduled to begin June 5 and end July 28. YCC enrollees work on wildlife habitat improvement projects, refuge maintenance projects, trails, boundary posting, brush cutting, and other outdoor work. Environmental education field trips are scheduled to provide enrollees a diverse experience with other conservation activities.
Applicants must be at least 15 when the program begins (June 5) and must not turn 19 before the program closes (July 28). Enrollees will be selected in a random drawing to participate in the eight-week program. YCC enrollees will be paid the state minimum wage of $8.25 per hour, 40 hours per week. The daily reporting site is the refuge headquarters located nine miles northeast of Havana, just off the Manito Blacktop. Working hours are 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.