Job Opportunities

The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is hiring youth ages 14-24 to staff our three summer conservation crews, one based out of Long Creek and two based out of John Day. Crew members will work full-time Monday through Friday under the supervision of a crew leader on a variety of natural resources projects, including (but not limited to) bike trail maintenance and stream crossing features, invasive weed surveys and eradication, wilderness trail and campsite surveys, wildlife fence removal, and data collection. Crew members may receive training on tool safety, navigating and collecting data using a GPS unit, identifying invasive weeds, and more. The pay for this position is $9.25/hour.

Essential Functions

* Work outdoors on natural resources projects under the direction of an experienced crew leader.

* Potential projects include maintenance and enhancement of existing bike trails, construction of stream crossing features at trail/stream intersections, invasive weed surveys and eradication, wilderness trail and campsite surveys, wildlife fence removal, data collection.

* Some projects may involve hiking several miles a day, using hand tools, etc.

Job Requirements

* No prior work experience necessary – this is an ideal first job!

*  All crew members must be 14-24 years old.

* Must commit to a minimum of four weeks.

* Must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is looking for young people who…

* have a great work ethic,

* love hiking and spending time outdoors in all kinds of weather,

* are interested in learning more about natural resources.

To apply, pick up an application from the NFJDWC office (691 Hwy 395 N., Long Creek), the U.S. Forest Service Supervisors Office (431 Patterson Bridge Rd., John Day), Worksource (120 S. Washington St., Canyon City) or email Gail at  gail@nfjdwc.org. Applications are due April 3.

For information or application call (541) 421-3018.

 


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