Job Opportunities

Do you enjoy being outdoors and working with high school aged youth?

We are looking for college aged or older men and women who are looking to work for an organization that strives to make a difference. The North Fork John Day Watershed Council (NFJDWC) is seeking Summer Conservation Corps Crew Leaders to guide and encourage crews of 4 – 5 youth employees, ages 15- 24 in accomplishing natural resource work. 

The employment period for the crew leaders begins June 15, 2015 and continues until September 4, 2015. The crew leaders are expected to work full time Monday through Friday with the likelihood of some overtime. The work season for the youth employees will run from June 22, 2015 through August 24, 2015. There will be 2 different crews over the employment period, one the first 5 weeks and a new one the following 5 weeks. There are two crew locations, one in Long Creek, Oregon and one in John Day, Oregon.

This summer’s work projects include bike trail maintenance and enhancement, constructing stream crossing features and bank stabilization at trail/stream intersections to reduce sedimentation to bull trout habitat; invasive plant species location mapping and eradication; wilderness surveys, campground cleanup; brush clearing; in-stream enhancements; land management plans; and fence clearing.


  • Current Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
  • Enjoy working outdoors and with high school age youth outdoors.
  • Basic word processing skills.
  • Ability to do physical labor such as hiking and some lifting (25 lbs.).

Pay is competitive and housing costs are minimal.

Please send a cover letter, a resume, and 3 references to:


PO Box 444

Long Creek, Oregon 97820

 or email it to

The NFJDWC works to enhance, protect and monitor the many resources of the Middle/North John Day River Watershed.  As a non-profit organization, that is “Community Focused, Landscape Reflected”, it seeks to accomplish its mission using three programs: Project Development and Implementation, Education, and Collaboration.  The directive of the Education branch is to provide genuine outdoor opportunities for local youth to connect with the natural environment by “getting their hands dirty” either in an outdoor classroom or through employment geared to developing the next generation of land stewards.


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